Ashley Graham has posed nude while breastfeeding her son for a new photoshoot for Elle magazine.
The model, who welcomed her first child Isaac in January, has been self-isolating at her family farm in Nebraska since March and has used the rural location as the backdrop to her magazine photoshoots, snapped by her husband Justin Ervin, ever since.
Her latest shoot, for U.S. Elle’s first digital issue, is her most intimate yet, as she has stripped off for one image. In the shot, Ashley lies down on her side on a bed completely nude, with her son laying besides her and feeding from her breast. She holds his little hand in order to protect her modesty and hide her son’s face.
While the majority of the photoshoot is comprised of snaps of Ashley posing in a variety of looks around the farm, Isaac makes another cameo in a photo with both his parents. In the image, the model and Justin are wearing coordinating double-denim outfits as the 32-year-old hugs her baby, this time wearing a matching blue babygrow, into her chest.
In the accompanying interview with actress Kristen Bell, Ashley admitted that childbirth was more painful than she had expected.
“First of all, I had no idea it was going to hurt that bad,” she shared. “Let me just go there for a second: Every mother talks about, ‘Oh yeah, it’s painful.’ Whether they got an epidural or not, or a C-section, whatever happened, they’re like, ‘Yeah, it hurt.’ And they say it kind of calmly like that. They don’t go into the astronomical pain that you go through, especially if you choose to go natural.”
She also opened up about mum-shaming and stopping herself dishing out unsolicited advice to expectant mothers.
“I remember how I felt when everybody told me what to do and sent me their unsolicited advice and their lists. If there’s a question to be asked, ask it. But other than that, keep your trap shut and just let that mother figure it out. The mommy-shaming on social media is out of control,” she stated.
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