Model Nicole Trunfio breastfeeds baby on ELLE Australia cover

Australian supermodel and new mom Nicole Trunfio will feature on the upcoming June issue of Elle magazine Australia breastfeeding her son.

The cover shows the 29 year-old supermodel cradling her precious baby beautiful four month-old Zion, born in January. Nicole Elle Australia

Nicole took to Instagram to share with the followers the message behind the powerful stunning shot.

There is nothing more powerful and beautiful than motherhood. The last thing I want to do is be controversial, so please take this for what it is, let us #normalizebreastfeeding there is nothing worse than a mother that is judged for feeding her hungry child in public,” she wrote. “I’m so proud of this cover and for what it’s stands for. I obviously don’t look like this while I am breastfeeding but this stands for all women out there, whether you breastfeed or not, we gave birth, we are women, we are mothers. Thank you to ELLE for being so bold and making such an encouraging, positive and healthy statement.

Her reaction to the cover reveals her newfound joy: she ‘teared up’ when she saw the shot where her “worlds have collided”.

ELLE Editor in chief Justine Cullen says the image was not planned. “This wasn’t a contrived situation: Zion needed a feed, Nicole gave it to him, and when we saw how beautiful they looked we simply moved her onto the set,” she says. “It was a completely natural moment that resulted in a powerful picture.

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