The festivities of World Breastfeeding Week are now over — having concluded on Aug. 7 — but one tweet from that week is still sparking a conversation about how public breastfeeding is perfectly normal.
A tweet from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau features a photo of his spouse, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, breastfeeding their youngest son, Hadrian Grégoire. And the tweet appears to be signed by the proud mom herself.
Trudeau has been a longtime supporter of breastfeeding. In March, she told Chatelaine that she still breastfeeds her son because "it's a little hard to give it up."
In the tweet, she includes a call to action for everyone to promote breastfeeding.
"This World Breastfeeding Week, let's support mothers to breastfeed anytime, anywhere," she wrote.
As of August 9, the tweet has received over 7,000 likes.
Trudeau hopes that her empowering tweet encourages more mothers to breastfeed in public without fear. Although the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protect a woman's right to breastfeed, only two provinces — British Columbia and Ontario — have laws to protect the act.
In the U.S., public breastfeeding is legal in all 50 states except Idaho. Additionally, the Affordable Care Act requires employers to provide reasonable break time for new moms to express breast milk.
(H/T: Hello Giggles)