Ronda Rousey Wants To Normalize Breastfeeding With Intimate Photo

The majority of us think about Ronda RouseyWe think of her time at the UFC. The Hall-of-Fame has many awards and titles dating back to 2008.  

Rousey is now a mom, but that title has been taken away by her recently. And just like in the ring, Rousey’s approach to motherhood is unapologetic, tough, and all-around badass.

Rousey Won’t Hide Motherhood

Rousey, who was pregnant with Travis Browne, a MMA fighter, announced her first child in September 2021. The couple’s daughter’s name reflects her Hawaiian heritage: La’akea Makalapuaokalanipō Browne. 

In a more recent IG post, Rousey and her daughter, Pō, are lying in bed together while Pō feeds. Rousey is happily looking up at the camera while Pō breastfeeds in an adorable striped sleep cap. 

“Our boys asked me the other day how I’m gunna (sp) feed Pō on the plane when we take her with us to Hawaii,” Rousey’s caption reads. “And I was like, ‘uhhh, same way I always do.’” 

“Then it occurred to me that they probably never seen anyone breastfeed before and weren’t sure if it was appropriate in public,” she continues. 

“Motherhood’s some badass, primal, beautiful sh*t that shouldn’t be hidden. It still amazes the heck out of me that my body created this little girl, pushed her out, then gives her all she needs to thrive. It’s really nothing to be ashamed of, it’s something to brag about.” 

In true internet fashion, people were quick and open to telling Rousey their opinions.

Unsurprisingly, Haters Continue to Hate

The comments on Rousey’s IG post range from creepy to supportive to downright hateful. “Attention is truly a drug,” one IG user wrote. 

“I get doing it in public, but posting it for all to see is a WHOLE different story,” commented another. “It’s SCREAMING look at me! Pay attention! Breastfeeding IS perfectly normal. Posting it online IS not.”

Reading through the haters’ comments is infuriating, and it’s not even mybaby. The rampant sexualization of women’s bodies has turned breastfeeding into a lewd, suggestive act. 

However, breastfeeding couldn’t be more natural.

Now you have the greatest title of all: Mother

Thankfully, for every ignorant observation, there were a lot of positive ones. “A force in the octagon, and now an even bigger force outside the ring,” one IG comment read. 

“The female body is a phenomenal blessing and should never be shamed or taken advantage of,” another user added. “If this little princess is half the badass you are, world, look out!” 

And when all else failed, Rousey’s supporters were quick to remind the naysayers who they were provoking. 

“I would love to see some a**hole telling you off for breastfeeding in public,” one commenter wrote. “I mean, the poor soul wouldn’t be alive once you lock in the armbar.” 

Take a look at the post

“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey as a Mama Bear is certainly a force to be reckoned with. There’s no doubt her daughter will grow up to be the same.