Tamara Ecclestone has sparked a huge debate after sharing a photo of herself breastfeeding her three-year-old daughter.
The 32-year-old shared the sweet photo of a mother-and-daughter moment on Instagram, but her followers we arguing in the comments section.
Tamara, who is the daughter of F1 billionaire Bernie Ecclestone, captioned the breathtaking pic: “Nothing but love 📸 @ivetteivens always captures the most beautiful moments #hippyatheart”.
They were both photographed relaxing in a garden on a bed of blankets and cushions, while her daughter Sophia nurses on her breast.
The “beautiful moment” as she described was ruined as her followers began a heated discussion alongside the snap.
One said: “Good god why can’t you just keep these moments between you and your daughter private? She’s going to hate you for it when she’s older.”
Another sarcastically stated: “I’m sure Sophia will love this picture when she’s 15 and it’s being blasted around her school! Great you are breast feeding but does the whole world need to see it. She is 3!”
Others disagreed and thanked the socialite for raising breastfeeding awareness.
“Beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing, helps to normalise extended breast feeding,” said one.
Another mum said that she also breastfeeds her three-year-old: “Beautiful ❤️ my daughter is the same age as yours, we’re still breastfeeding too. #proud”
One made sure she put all those haters right, and said: “All those who disagree don’t have the bonding you do with your baby and it’s just pure jealousy. And yes show it off girl, it’s cool.”
The brunette beauty shared a very powerful message to her haters 10 weeks ago, with a defiant message for them.
Taking to the picture-sharing platform with a similar breastfeeding pic, she wrote: “I support and empower all mums and I personally believe hatred is so heavy and bad for the soul.”
Find it a very sad and surprising sign of the times and the world we live in that the act of breast feeding your child evokes such hatred in so many bitter people. I am astonished that breast feeding mums get such a hard time as there is no reason why we should. I would never ask someone when they will take away their toddlers bottle or follow on formula or cows milk or dummy or comforter nor do I judge those who choose to formula feed their children of give them cows milk. I support and empower all mums and I personally believe hatred is so heavy and bad for the soul. I hope by the time Fifi is a mumma people who have chosen to be open about Their breast feeding journey will mean that seeing a picture of a mum feeding their child won't evoke any reaction and that it is seen only for what it is a mum doing her best. To me there is nothing but love in this photograph and I find is such a shame that it brings out anger in some of you it's sad for you that that's how you choose to live particularly those that have made comments trying to sexualise breastfeeding are particularly unwell. I chose love. I want my daughter to grow up in a better world where this is nothing but normal in a better world.
She described the photograph as being “nothing but love” and that she “finds it such a shame” that people are bad-mouthing the photos.
Tamara finished her post saying: “I chose love. I want my daughter to grow up in a better world where this is nothing but normal in a better world.”
At the time, she went on Good Morning Britain to chat to presenters Kate Garraway and Charlotte Hawkins about her feelings on the matter.
The model said: “I gave it so much thought and thought that it was something so important. I want mums in the future – and my daughter one day – to not have so much negativity or people questioning breastfeeding.”
Tamara then went on to say that she will probably stop breastfeeding when her little girl is four.
“She’s not going to go to university and still be on my nipple and apparently the natural age of weaning is about four and a half.
“She might be done before that, she might be done around that time, but when it’s right for her is when it’s right for me.”