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Behati Prinsloo Shamed For Pumping and Dumping at Coachella

Behati Prinsloo Is Getting Mom-Shamed For Pumping and Dumping

Behati Prinsloo, a supermodel mom of two, certainly got more than she bargained for when she posted a photo of herself pumping and dumping at Coachella to Instagram on April 20. People had some not-so-nice things to say in the comments section, and sadly, we're not all that surprised about their, ahem, candidness.

"I can totally understand a working mother need to pump and leave her baby, which can be pretty emotional for both of them. But what I find really shameful is to pump and 'dump' just so you can drink and leave the baby that you just gave birth to not too long ago," chimed in one person, "Why bother and become a mother?!"

Another armchair physician also gave her flak about her decision, saying, "Nooooooo. Such a waste of milk. You don't need to pump and dump!!! Please research the topic."


Others decided to shame her simply for posting the photo in the first place.

"So why even post this? Most people post on Instagram to share things from their lives such as events, feelings, beautiful images in life, etc.," wrote one user. "Perhaps the need to post this was for attention? Unfortunately, that's why some people post, too. Especially if someone feels they are lacking in exposure and attention in their lives or careers or both!"

Thankfully, many of her followers were quick to thank her for taking a stand against the stigma that's associated with pumping and dumping: "So many misinformed people here. Pumping and dumping doesn't just mean you're doing it so you can drink alcohol! Even if you're away from your baby for a short period, not pumping could mess up your feeding schedule when you get back to breastfeeding your baby! Common sense, people!"

A second person commended her for showing a not-so-glamorous side of motherhood. "No problem with pumping and dumping. Your choice. Your body. Your milk. I pumped for 20 months exclusively and there were plenty of times I had to pump and dump. You go, Momma! No shame in your mom game. Thanks for showing a real side of life many moms have gone through."

The takeaway: whether or not Behati was drinking is no one's business; she's allowed to spend time away from her kiddos, and if you don't like what you see, there's an easy-to-click unfollow button to do just that!

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