It seems like just yesterday that April Love Geary first showed off her baby bump. But it was half a year ago, and she and Robin Thicke have welcomed the birth of their baby.
Now, she's shared a photo of her sweetly nursing baby Mia ... only to get blasted for showing the "indecent" image.
But she's clapping back at her mom-shamers ... and she's pulling out the receipts.
In February, April Love gave birth to Mia Love Thicke, an adorable baby.
Like other babies and also all humans, Mia needs sustenance in order to survive. As is often the case, that comes in the form of breast milk.
So it should be no surprise that April Love breastfeeds her precious baby.
Like a number of celebrities -- and even ordinary moms -- she is sharing this photo to help normalize breastfeeding, as moms are still shamed for feeding their children.
She shared this photo, taken by her fiance, Robin Thicke.
This is a great photo!
Not only is this picture sweet and entirely non-sexual, but she's even censored her exposed nipple in order to meet Instagram's dainty standards.
(As we all know, Instagram has a delicate constitution and simply cannot handle the sight of the forbidden Lady Nipples)
Her caption was short and sweet, as she wrote:
"MOM pic by baby daddy Robin Thicke."
As you can imagine, though, there was some unfortunate backlash.
A British television personality who starred on Big Brother as a teenager was among April Love's critics, and posted as much in a series of tweets.
"I’m all for breastfeeding and having a choice how to feed your baby but WHY do people feel the need to post pictures of themselves doing it?!"
To her credit, she went ahead and made it clear that she was talking about April Love.
"Especially the new pic of Robin Thicke’s gf! She’s got hair done, makeup on, both boobs out. So strange. What’s the need??"
Wed' wager that her hair and makeup are done because she's, get this, taking a photo.
As for the both boobs out conspiracy, we're no experts, but it appears to be because she's not wearing a shirt.
She continues, indicating that she's not trying to advocate for women hiding themselves when they feed their babies.
"I don’t think it should be done discreetly. I pumped breastmilk publicly ALOT when I had Frankie and Blakely."
She's hung up on the photos.
"I just don’t understand the reason behind posting pics. That’s all. Not hating or shaming I just don’t see why."
People explained to her that the pictures are to help normalzie breastfeeding.
"Breast feeding doesn’t need normalizing. It’s been done (myself included) for YEARS. Why do we need to normalize something that was around before we all were? Lol it’s bizarre that we feel we need to do this"
She's missing the point -- it needs to be normalized because women are still harassed, asked to leave, or even threatened for breastfeeding their babies at some locations.
So celebs share photos to remind everyone that it's no big deal.
April Love noticed the tweets, of course.
She posted her rebuttal on Instagram -- and included some receipts.
"Hey @chanellehayes, maybe the next time you want to criticize me for posting a picture of myself breastfeeding you should really take a look at the pictures you've had taken."
Hayes, of course, has worked as a model in what the British call "Lads" magazines. So, yes, she's posed topless.
But April Love makes it clear that she's not trying to shame Hayes. She just wants to point out that her stance doesn't make sense.
"Not that taking nudes are wrong! The naked body is a beautiful thing! But don't be a hypocrite mama."
Honestly? April Love Geary is definitely Robin Thicke's better half.