Upton joined her daughter in an intimate black-and-white photograph to celebrate the international day and her greatest "superpower" as a woman

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March 08, 2019 08:10 PM

Kate Upton is a supermom!

On Friday, in honor of International Women’s Day, the supermodel shared an intimate black-and-white photo taken while breastfeeding her 4-month-old daughter Genevieve.

“Will cherish these moments forever 💗 can’t imagine a greater superpower! #internationalwomensday” Upton, 26, captioned the sweet shot.

The proud mom, who shares Genevieve with husband Justin Verlander, also posted a black-and-white photo from her pregnancy with a quote that expressed her hopes for her daughter as she gets older.

“‘A world without sexism would be a world where hard work, merit and qualifications are put before gender. True partnerships would be present rather than the constrictions of traditional roles,’ ” read the caption.

“Instead of being put in a box, everyone is on an even playing field and therefore benefits. This is the world in which I want my daughter to thrive,'” she continued, adding the hashtag #internationalwomensday at the end.

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Upton and Verlander, 36, welcomed their baby girl on November 7, 2018.

“Genevieve Upton Verlander 💗 11.7.18,” wrote Upton, sharing her daughter’s name with a sweet black-and-white photo of the couple’s first child seemingly sleeping.

“Welcome to the world Genevieve Upton Verlander. You stole my ❤️ the first second I met you!!! 11.7.2018,” Verlander wrote in a post of his own on Instagram.

The professional baseball player also shared a black-and-white photo that showed the new dad holding his little girl’s precious hand.

RELATED: Kate Upton Gives Birth to First Child, Daughter Genevieve — See Her First Photos!

Justin Verlander with Genevieve
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Upton got back to working out a little over a month after welcoming her first child into the world. Though she was motivated to lose the baby weight, the new mom has been candid about the difficulty of getting her body back in shape.

“Getting in a little cardio with a family beach walk,” she captioned a photo of herself carrying her baby girl on her chest and standing next to another little girl in December. “I’m not going to lie to you and tell you I’ve been working out and eating healthy. It’s so hard over the holidays. Traveling and enjoying time with my family! I’m trying not to get down on myself. Instead use it as motivation to get right back at it!”

Upton added: “I have a long way to go to lose this baby weight but feeling determined for 2019!”

RELATED: ‘Determined’ Kate Upton Opens Up About Losing Baby Weight: ‘I Have a Long Way to Go’

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander
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Earlier that month, Upton told PEOPLE that her perspective on working out has changed throughout the years, from “wanting to fit into a certain dress size and hit certain measurements” to now “working out to feel healthy, strong and energized for my lifestyle.”

The star said she found the right workout for her lifestyle with trainer Ben Bruno, who helped her transform her body and build serious muscle during their workouts for five to six days a week.

RELATED: Kate Upton Works Out Post-Baby with a ‘Mixture of Spit-Up and Sweat All Over My Body’

The two teamed up outside of the gym to make their workouts available to anyone by creating their program called Strong4Me, which is a 12-week fitness plan with 30-minute workouts that people can do at home with minimal equipment.

“The Strong4Me fitness program is geared towards busy women on-the-go of all ages,” Upton said. “It was important to me to share the exact program I’ve personally been using with Ben because it has been sustainable and helps me to feel strong, confident, and healthy!”

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander
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As to what health means to her, Upton said it’s “all about feeling good.”

“When I’m eating healthy and staying active, I feel the best about myself and my body,” she told PEOPLE. “That’s why consistency through a sustainable, practical program is key for me.”

Upton announced in July that she and her baseball pro husband were expecting their first child. The couple married in an ultra-posh wedding in Italy on Nov. 4, 2017.

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