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Shay Mitchell Breastfeeds On Instagram, 600+ People Like 'Attention Getter' Comment

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By Rebecca Cukier

Instagram seems to be having very mixed thoughts over Shay Mitchell's latest Instagram update. The Pretty Little Liars star took to the platform today December 10 with a snap of herself breastfeeding her newborn daughter Atlas.

The photo showed Shay looking glamorous beyond belief as she posed directly facing the camera and wearing a glossy, forest-green, and open-chested robe with her little munchkin sucking on mom's breast.

Shay appeared glammed-up with her hair blowing behind her as she held her little girl to her chest. While the comments section is now host to an outpouring of love, a fair few users have been upvoting negative responses.

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2.5 Million Likes, But Those Comments Already


The slamming remarks were picked up on by Pop Culture.

"I’m a fan of her, but this picture just says but it’s an attention-getter," one user commented.

"She’s not even looking at the baby, she’s not connected with the baby she’s connected with camera."

The comment managed to rack likes up to its current 600+ status.

"Wow talk about screaming for attention," another fan wrote.

The slamming replies did, themselves, launch debates as users took to the comments section to either agree or back Mitchell.

Celebs Weigh In

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If celebrities can rely on anything these days, it's support from other celebrities. Shay's post caught the attention of body-positive and no-nonsense actress Hilary Duff, with the Younger star leaving her a note.

"That's exactly what I looked liiiike!!!" Duff wrote.

Model Ashley Graham called Shay "Mommy Goals!"

A way more famous face waded in, though. Vanessa Hudgens showed her face.

"I mean come onnnnn," she wrote with an alien emoji.

Vanessa's comment alone managed to rack up over 3,600 likes in the space of seven hours.

All Those Adorable Updates From Mom Shay

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Shay has been sharing her motherhood journey with her 26 million+ Instagram followers.

A photo this month came beautifully captioned.

"Atlas Noa, In my 32 years of life I thought I had seen a lot of places, experienced a lot of things, met a lot of people and felt love...then came you," Shay wrote.

"Just know, sweet girl - Whatever you choose to do in this world, whoever you choose to love, wherever you choose to go, I will always be your biggest fan. I am already so proud to be your Mama," the star added.

What She Has To Say About Motherhood


November brought a major magazine feature for Shay as the actress was profiled by Vogue.

“I find myself being a lot more present, and I’m just looking at her every single day. You reflect on how fast time passes when you’re forced to slow down,” Shay said of motherhood.

“The surprising thing is how much I enjoy this calmness," she added.

“I’ve had to reprioritize my work time with her schedule, and that’s been interesting for me. Before it was all about my schedule, now I work once she falls asleep," Shay added of how things have changed.

Breastfeeding On Social Media: Yay Or Nay?

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For some mothers, it's a total yes. That also applies to celebrity moms. Cookbook queen and model Chrissy Teigen is a giant fan of showing the reality of motherhood via breastfeeding.

Olivia Wilde and Cardi B have also breasted on the 'Gram, as have Jessica Alba and Ali Wong.

Haters will always hate. For Shay, though, the backlash was overwhelmingly covered up by support and all that gushing. The actress is a mother of one. Fans wishing to see more of Shay should give her Instagram a follow.

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