Plus-size model Ashley Graham recently took to Instagram to share a few honest and candid photos of her breastfeeding her newborn son, Issac Menelik Giovanni, while sipping coffee at a restaurant in Brooklyn.
Graham, in her first shot, sips from her mug while her little one feeds.
Issac looked adorable all cozied up in a brown coat with tiny bear ears.
Graham along with her husband, Justin Ervin, welcomed Issac on Jan. 18.
The supermodel recently opened up regarding the challenges she has overcome as a new mom in a post late last week.
“Raise your hand if you didn’t know you’d be changing your own diapers too,” she captioned under her postpartum body, which featured the model dawning grey disposable underwear.
“After all these years in fashion, I never could’ve guessed that disposable underwear would be my favorite piece of clothing but here we are!” Graham revealed.
Graham went on to share her reason behind sharing the photo was to reveal to new mothers how “it’s not all rainbows and butterflies!”
“No one talks about the recovery and healing (yes even the messy parts) new moms go through,” Graham posted. “It’s been tough.”
Graham’s vulnerable post comes after revealing her son’s name during an episode of her podcast, Pretty Big Deal, alongside her husband.
Graham shared how she and her husband were inspired to choose Menelik — which means “son of the wise” – after going on a trip to Ethiopia last Christmas.
“So everything in his name is pointing to legacy,” Ervin continued, citing Isaac’s significance in the Bible.
He went on to reveal how Giovanni was suggested by a friend, and in addition, is a nod to both his and Graham’s grandfathers as well as the founder of a church where Ervin’s parents were “saved and baptized.”
Graham began to tear up at one point, remembering the strength it took to deliver her son without medication during his water birth at home.
“Seeing you with tears in your eyes and saying, ‘I can see his head’ gave me so much strength to just push him out, and I really needed that,” she revealed to Ervin.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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