Chrissy Teigen breastfeeding 'twins' courts controversy

By Sherie Ryder
BBC UGC and Social News

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Megan breastfeeds her baby, and her daughter's doll at the same timeImage source, Chrissy Teigen
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Mother and babies bonding

American model and actress Chrissy Teigen has found herself in the middle of a social media storm again after posting this photograph with her children.

In a widely shared Instagram photo she is seen breastfeeding her baby along with her daughter Luna's doll.

The mother-of-two captions the image: "Luna making me feed her babydoll so I guess I have twins now."

In just one day, the post was liked nearly three million times on Instagram, and 18,000 times on Twitter.

But not all responses have been positive.

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Most of those who have criticised the post have been met with a withering comeback from the model.

Replying to a tweet that has since been removed, Chrissy claimed the reason her breastfeeding became a big deal was because of other people's "issues", and that feeding a baby should not be a big deal.

Twitter user Cat'o9Tails says she understands that childbirth, menstruating and breastfeeding are natural but she doesn't want to see photos of people doing it.

The model responded: "I don't care to see grainy fireworks, coachella selfies or infinity pool pics but I let people live."

Some posting on Facebook have called for the model, who is married to singer John Legend, to cover up:

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The positives outweighed the negative comments

Breastfeeding campaigners say they're grateful to Chrissy for sharing her photo and have started using the hashtag #normalizebreastfeeding.

Other followers on Twitter agree it shouldn't be an issue.

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She's not the only celebrity who has proudly posted photos of breastfeeding. In 2016, actress Liv Tyler shared "Sunday morning snuggles with my baby girl".

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Liv Tyler on Instagram: "So grateful for this precious gift"

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Line of Duty star, Thandie Newton's post of "Perfect happiness" whilst attending Latitude Festival, also inspired people to leave tips for fellow breastfeeders.

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Thandie Newton in 2016: "This is what my body is made for."

In March, the 'Ironic' Canadian singer Alanis Morissette shared a family memory on Instagram using the 'Throw back Thursday' hashtag, to reminisce.

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Alanis Morissette: "Remember when we all met and started to get to know each other?"