Chrissy Teigen's comeback to breastfeeding photo criticism

  • 08/07/2018
The mother-of-two has copped her fair share of criticism over her parenting.
The mother-of-two has copped her fair share of criticism over her parenting. Photo credit: Instagram/Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen is known for her sassy social media comebacks, and she didn't let criticism over a photo of her breastfeeding go unchecked.

The model and chef posted a photo to Instagram showing her feeding six-week-old son Miles on Saturday (local time). The image also includes two-year-old daughter Luna and her baby doll, which Teigen is shown pretending to breastfeed as well.

"Luna making me feed her babydoll so I guess I have twins now," she wrote.

The family photo charmed most of Teigen's 10 million Twitter followers and 18 million Instagram followers, with many praising her for normalising breastfeeding.

However, some people weren't too happy with how much skin the mother-of-two was showing.

"Nobody wants to see it," wrote one Instagram commenter, while another said that they "dislike this pic immensely" because breastfeeding should be a private moment.

"Menstruating, childbirth and sex are natural too, but that doesn't mean I want to see pics of it and/or celebrities like @chrissyteigen taking a bath or nursing," said disgruntled Twitter user @catclause.

Another Twitter user, who has since deleted their account, wrote that they found the idea of posting a picture of breastfeeding narcissistic.

Teigen hasn't taken the critical comments lying down, firing back in what has become her signature breezy yet ruthless manner.

"I don't care to see grainy fireworks, Coachella selfies or infinity pool pics but I let people live," she responded to @catclause. "Calm your tits and scroll on by."

She also denied accusations of narcissism, saying she was "just chillin'" and "posting daily life like I do with anything else".

"You make feeding a baby a big deal because you got weird titty issues," she said.

Teigen has dealt with her fair share of criticism for her parenting, which she alluded to in a recent Instagram post showing her holding Luna and Miles.

"Should I post the one where his head looks unsupported but my face looks good and Luna is over it, the one where his head is supported but my face is just okay and Luna is over it, or him crying and my face looks okay and Luna is over it?" she wrote.