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Ashley Graham's Breastfeeding Pic Deserves An Emmy – 'I Wish I Had Seen This Before My First'

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By Rebecca Cukier

Ashley Graham's latest baby photo was raw and real as it gets. The 32-year-old welcomed her first son Isaac on January 18, choosing to wait a little while to post any photos.

The snaps have been coming fast this week, though. Alongside an adorable introduction photo showing the plus-size model and her husband clutching their newborn's hands, there's now a more comprehensive photo of this new mother, and it's added dad Justin Ervin's face in.

Perhaps most importantly for social media users hopeful for a movement encouraging real motherhood, the snap showed Ashley breastfeeding.

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A Breath-Taking Shot

Ashley Graham breastfeeds her son with Justin Ervin near her
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Ashley's photo showed her cradling little Isaac as he sucked on his momma's breast. The model and podcast host was wearing a black nursing bra and gazing down at her tiny bundle of joy with a smile. Dad Justin was cozying up to Ashley, also cradling his son's head.

The faces said it all. This couple was looking overjoyed, and their healthy baby boy seemed to be completing them. Ashley made headlines for staying on social media right through to the end of her pregnancy – even enjoying In-N-Out in a bikini at the end – but that likely feels like an era ago for the star.

A Gushing Caption Thanks The Baby 'Who Opened My Eyes'

Ashley Graham's baby clutching her hand
Ashley Graham/Instagram

Ashley took to her caption to recall how she felt when she first held her son.

"I remember holding Isaac for the first time and telling Justin, “Now we’re family forever” I have so many reasons to be grateful; all of the love and support from this amazing community, an incredible husband, and a beautiful baby who has opened my eyes to just how amazing this world really is. @mrjustinervin and Isaac, thank you for being my favorite @prettybigdealpod guests so far ❤️," she wrote.

'Thank You For Posting Real Mama Photos' – Instagram Is In Love

Ashley Graham celebrates 10 million followers while pregnant
Ashley Graham/Instagram

Ashley's post has been racking up likes – and fast. The update managed to clock over 472,000 likes in just 35 minutes, also bringing over 3,700 fans into the comments section.

"Thank you for posting real mama photos. I wish I had seen this before my first. Beautiful," one fan wrote.

"Exploding for happiness, you guys," another said.

Comments also seemed to come in from new moms.

"Such a beautiful birth story 💙 Thank you for sharing. Also, how about those nursing bras? UGH.. if you have a recommendation for full figures that are supportive, please share!" a fan wrote.

Settled On A Home Birth, Hospital Would've Driven Anxiety 'Through The Roof'

Ashley Graham and Justin Ervin in the street
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Ashley has taken to her "Pretty Big Deal" podcast since giving birth, announcing that the name Isaac was one husband Justin had dreamed of naming his son with since he was in middle school.

Ashley also spoke of her birthing choice.

"Having made the decision to have the birth here, at our house, gave me so much clarity,” she said.

“If I would have had the birth at the hospital, I think anxiety would have been through the roof. But because I was here, the lights were dimmed, it was a chill environment, I got to eat whatever food I wanted to, I could be in bed, I could be in the pool,” Graham added.

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