Former Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell and her boyfriend Matte Babel welcomed their first child back in October.
The pair’s baby girl Atlas is the apple of her mama’s eye.
“I’m really, really lucky,” she recently told US Weekly. “She’s an easy baby so far, so we’ll see!”
Now a couple of months out from the birth, Shay’s posed for very glam mum and bub photo shoot.
“Breast friends,” Shay captioned the very glamorous image she just shared with her Instagram followers.
Model and mum-to-be Ashley Graham loved the photo, excitedly commenting “Mommy goals!”
“That exactly what I looked liiiike !!! 😂” Younger star and mum-of-two Hilary Duff posted under the shot.
“I mean come onnnnn,” actor Vanessa Hudgens posted approvingly.
“Friggin epic,” Troian Bellisario, Shay’s former Pretty Little Liars star gushed. (Troian and her husband Suits star Patrick J Adams are parents to one-year-old Aurora.)
Of course, it wasn’t just famous folk who were kind of in love with this image. Lots of regular non-celebrity types were nuts for it too.
“This is so amazing and empowering,” one follower posted.
“SLAY Mitchell at it again,” another fan wrote.
“The most gorgeous mama,” someone else declared.
Here come the parent police
However, not everyone thought this image was a positive one. What. A. Surprise.
“This does a huge disservice to women who are struggling with breastfeeding and being a new mom. This is NOT what it looks like,” one wrote.
“Ok beautiful!! But also I wanna see one I can relate to … in a pukey house coat and hair in a messy bun,” another follower commented.
“I’m a fan of her, but this picture just says but it’s an attention getter. She’s not even looking at the baby, she’s not connected with the baby she’s connected with camera,” a ‘fan’ posted.
That all seems ridiculous to us. Clearly Shay’s celebrating becoming a mum in her own way, and one photo does not capture all of her reality. There’s plenty of time for her to share more candid photos if she chooses, and if not that’s totally her call.
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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. Truth is I had no idea I was capable of loving anything like this before you arrived. You wonder if that’s just something people say, but it’s as if the chemical makeup of my entire body and soul changed the minute we met. I wake up each day (and also every 2-3 hours 😉 still in awe that you are mine, and I am yours. I’m still learning about you and I’ll never grow old of watching you slowly wake up, catch a glimpse of me or your dad and focus intently, almost as if to say “I know you.” 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. PS. The days of dressing you up as burritos and other snacks has only just begun. ❤️