Model Mara Martin walked the runway for Sports Illustrated Swim Search while breastfeeding her 5-month-old daughter, Aria.
Mara wore a metallic gold bikini, while her baby rocked noise-cancelling headphones and green bathing suit bottoms over a diaper.
MJ Day, editor of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue shared that the breast-feeding part happened organically. “Mara was holding her baby and was nursing her. I was like, ‘Do you just want to nurse while you walk down the runway? And she was like, ‘I would love to do that.” Mara explained that she had to feed Aria because she was getting hungry. “It was her dinnertime because the show kept getting pushed back.” On going viral, the first time mom says “I can’t believe I am waking up to headlines with me and my daughter in them for doing something I do every day. “It is truly so humbling and unreal to say the least. I’m so grateful to be able to share this message and hopefully normalize breast-feeding and also show others that women CAN DO IT ALL!” _