Ashley Graham has sparked a little negativity over on her Instagram. The plus-size model and “Pretty Big Deal” podcast host has made headlines galore this year for welcoming first baby Isaac, with responses to her raw and real breastfeeding shots mostly proving positive.
Ashley, 32, updated her Instagram on Sunday with another candid photo of her January-born son enjoying a feed. Responses to the shot proved mixed, though – and early on. A comment quickly garnering likes seemed out to suggest that Ashley is posting the breastfeeding snaps in an effort to promote her own image.
Ashley’s photo showed her in a candid moment as she breastfed Isaac. The brunette had been photographed sitting cross-legged on an unmade bed with brown, white, and gray linens. Ashley wasn’t looking at the camera – rather, the new mom was gazing down at her phone (holding it with both hands) while baby Isaac got his feed.
Ashley wore a black nursing bra with a plunging neckline, also showing off her post-baby curves as she sat with her legs on show.
A caption kept things simple.
“Multitasking Sunday,” Ashley wrote.
Ashley’s post brought in a mega response. Over 222,000 likes were clocked before the post was one hour old. Comments poured in – while many were positive, a remark racking up likes challenged the photo.
“Why do you always have to take pictures like this. Are you really that desperate for attention?”
Over 88 users liked the comment in under 50 minutes.
“I don’t understand it either, it’s like they want a cookie for breast feeding their child. Like okay you feed your baby good job ??????????????????, a fan replied.
That said, fans were quick to jump to Ashley’s defense.
“Why do you have to post comments like this? Are you THAT desperate for attention? ?,” one responded.
Views did, indeed, appear mixed. One fan voiced their thoughts in a reply to the original comment.
“It’s her personal page, I’d you don’t like that she posts pictures breastfeeding then unfollow her…no need to be judgmental on what someone chooses to post…,” they began, adding:
“Girls post half naked all the time but people don’t shame them as much as they shame a mom for breastfeeding…mind your own business she’s not hurting anyone.”
Elsewhere, Ashley garnered messages from other mothers.
“4 kids nursed them all for 2 years each. It’s amazing what you can do with one hand. ?,” one fan wrote.
On February 13, Ashley updated her Instagram with a fun photo showing her sipping on a chic-looking coffee cup while nursing her son. The update proved immensely popular, currently sitting at over 1.5 million likes.
Ashley welcomed her son with husband Justin Erwin, posting the first family shot on February 4.
“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 captioned the image.