July 11, 2016 11:15 AM

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The mother-son bond is real between Tess Holliday and her newborn Bowie Juniper.

The size-22 model shared a sweet photo a friend took of Holliday breastfeeding her 5-week-old baby boy.

“My friend @jackiedunnsmith snapped this photo of me breastfeeding Bowie today & it makes my heart swell #normalizebreastfeeding #bowiejuniper,” Holliday captioned the post on Instagram.

Holliday — already known for her body positive activism — is a vocal supporter of the Normalize Breastfeeding movement. She previously reposted another nursing photo from her fiancé Nick, who said she looked “really sexy” in the shot — though he says breastfeeding isn’t always like that.

“Sometimes it’s stressful and messy and nothing goes how you want it to,” Nick wrote. “But sometimes it’s bliss. Don’t let anyone make you feel bad about feeding your child, wherever that may be, and for the women out there who can’t breastfeed, don’t let anyone make you feel bad about that either.”

Tess posted another photo of her family (minus her 10-year-old son Rylee) sleeping in bed together on Friday, along with an impassioned plea for reform following the police shootings over the past week.

“After I took this photo I was hit with a wave of sadness,” she wrote. “My heart is so heavy, it has been for quite sometime. I look at this photo of my boys, (one missing) & know that a lot of my friends live in fear that moments like this may be ripped [from] them because of the color of their skin.”

“As a white woman, I have no clue what that kind of fear feels like. All I can do is use my voice & platform to show solidarity against injustices & let my congressmen & women know we need reform.”

— Julie Mazziotta

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