Sports Illustrated model from Michigan breastfeeds daughter on the runway

Posted at 9:48 AM, Jul 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-17 13:52:24-04

A model from Monroe made national headlines after walking the runway and breastfeeding her daughter at the same time.

Mara Martin walked the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swim Search runway show Sunday night accompanied by her 5-month-old daughter, who was wearing noise-canceling headphones and rocking her own bikini.

Martin was chosen as one of 16 finalists for the show.

After the show, she posted on Instagram saying the national attention was "humbling" and "unreal."

"I'm so grateful to be able to share this message and hopefully normalize breastfeeding and also show others that women CAN DO IT ALL!"