Emma Ishta: “Normalize Breastfeeding”

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New mom Emma Ishta shared a breastfeeding photo via Instagram Tuesday in support of World Breastfeeding Week.

“This week is World Breastfeeding Week, I thought I’d share a little bit about my journey in solidarity with all you mama’s out there!” the Stitchers star, 26, captioned the image nursing her 1-year-old son.

The model-actress went on to talk about the benefits of breastfeeding.

“I’ve exclusively breastfed my son for almost 14 months now. Through early nipple pain, cracked and bleeding, a bout of mastitis, post partum preeclampsia and severe (and I mean severe) and painful oversupply issues that went on for about 4 months. I’ve breastfed through 4 months of working 16 hours a day, running back and forth to feed and pump. I’ve pumped on bathroom floors when I was away for work. I’ve leaked through every nice silk blouse I own (hands up for the leakers!) Just last night I woke up 5 times between 11pm and 7am to feed my son. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love breastfeeding. I am so fortunate to have been able to sustain breastfeeding for so long. I have been supported by family and friends, have a wonderful group of women around me and a husband who had encouraged me every step of the way. Not to mention a mother who is a breastfeeding expert, she and @danieljamesmccabe really got me through the first 6 weeks of immense pain and discomfort. After that it’s mostly been a breeze and a joy. So here’s to all the breastfeeding moms, you got this. And here’s to all the moms who don’t breastfeed too! Fed is best, a momma’s gotta do what a momma’a gotta do. Our children are the future, breastfed or bottle fed. #worldbreastfeedingweek #badassbreastfeeder #normalizebreastfeeding,” she wrote.

The actress and her playwright husband Daniel McCabe welcomed their first child – whose name has yet to be announced – last year.

The I Smile Back star announced her first pregnancy on social media.

“This Valentine’s Day is particularly special for our family. We are so happy to announce that we are expecting! Here’s hoping that everyone has a day full of as much love and joy as I’m lucky to have had. Photo taken by my beautiful stepdaughter. We are all over the moon,” the Australian model-actress captioned the baby bump photo.

This is the actress’ first child, while McCabe has a daughter, Tierney, from a previous relationship.

The new parents met and acted in The Flood, McCabe’s play which premiered at the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival and won the Award for Excellence in Playwriting.

This week is World Breastfeeding Week, I thought I’d share a little bit about my journey in solidarity with all you mama’s out there! I’ve exclusively breastfed my son for almost 14 months now. Through early nipple pain, cracked and bleeding, a bout of mastitis, post partum preeclampsia and severe (and I mean severe) and painful oversupply issues that went on for about 4 months. I’ve breastfed through 4 months of working 16 hours a day, running back and forth to feed and pump. I’ve pumped on bathroom floors when I was away for work. I’ve leaked through every nice silk blouse I own (hands up for the leakers!) Just last night I woke up 5 times between 11pm and 7am to feed my son. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love breastfeeding. I am so fortunate to have been able to sustain breastfeeding for so long. I have been supported by family and friends, have a wonderful group of women around me and a husband who had encouraged me every step of the way. Not to mention a mother who is a breastfeeding expert, she and @danieljamesmccabe really got me through the first 6 weeks of immense pain and discomfort. After that it’s mostly been a breeze and a joy. So here’s to all the breastfeeding moms, you got this. And here’s to all the moms who don’t breastfeed too! Fed is best, a momma’s gotta do what a momma’a gotta do. Our children are the future, breastfed or bottle fed. #worldbreastfeedingweek #badassbreastfeeder #normalizebreastfeeding

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