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Saturday 24th August 2019

Sam Faiers parenting pic provokes massive social media reaction

It's a real winter warmer!

There's been a lot of debate recently about whether mums should be allowed to breastfeed their babies in public.

Well, it's obvious which side of the fence former TOWIE star Sam Faiers stands on.

The 26-year-old, who became a mother for the second time last month, has given her opinion on the subject by sharing a VERY public – and very adorable – picture of her feeding her new addition on social media.

And the Instagram photo has sparked a massive response from her followers – with MOST people giving the thumbs up...

Sam and her kids look all cosy in the picture (Credit: Sam Faiers/Instagram)

With temperatures plummeting across the UK at the moment, Essex girl Sam revealed that she'd found the perfect way to keep warm – by cuddling up to her two young children.

While she breastfed her three-week-old daughter – who name is yet to be revealed – her two-year-old son Paul leaned in to give his new sister a kiss on the cheek.

Sam captioned the shot with the words: "It's 2 degrees outside. We aren’t going anywhere."

Celebrities actually make a difference by sharing this!!

And most fans fell head over heels in love with the image – with many thanking the young mum for destroying the stigma of breastfeeding.

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One follower enthused: "Celebrities actually make a difference by sharing this!! [The] UK has the lowest breastfeeding rates, and research shows a lot of it is down to society’s ‘opinion’ putting many women off feeding.

"So I’m actually grateful for people like @samanthafaiers & @pink, who publicly post about them feeding their children. If you don’t like it, scroll on by."

Sam's got the best Christmas present she could've hoped for (Credit: Sam Faiers/Instagram)

Another added: "Beautiful photo, thanks for making breastfeeding glamorous, such an inspiration, love following your journey."

And a third fan agreed: "Love how you’re normalising breastfeeding and all the glamour of breast pads."

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But not everyone was sold on the picture, with one fan asking: "Does anyone keep anything personal any more?"

And a second added: "Everyone now is too money orantated [sic]."

Property developer Paul Knightley is the father of Sam's children (Credit: FameFlynet)

While Sam and her partner – property developer Paul Knightley, 27 – ponder over a name for their daughter, fans have been coming up with suggestions on social media.

Many people reckon they should call the tot Minnie, after the shop Sam owns with her sister Billie, 27.

Sam responded by thanking everyone for their messages and telling them "all the name suggestions are great".