Moms Swoon Over Rapper's Breast Pump Selfie

George Moss: Breastfeeding moms are heroes
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 25, 2015 11:44 AM CDT
Moms Swoon Over Rapper's Breast Pump Selfie
George Moss' "thug life" involves washing a breast pump.   (Facebook)

A day in the life of a rapper probably isn’t what you'd think—at least in George Moss' case. "If you ever wonder what #rappers do when they get off stage, they clean breast pumps for their wives so their baby can eat. #thuglife," the rapper captioned a bathroom photo of himself holding breast pump accoutrements that he uploaded to Facebook this week. To his surprise, the photo, taken backstage after one of his performances, quickly went viral, People reports, nabbing more than 42,000 likes so far and gaining its owner some unexpected new fans. "I don't know who you are, but I like you!" one woman wrote. Another added, "You just tapped into a whole new demographic, my friend." When one mother called him "awesome and an amazing husband," Moss replied, "You are the real hero for actually pumping. I'm getting too much credit for cleaning a couple bottles and suction thingies."

Moss, who describes as a Christian hip-hop artist from Grand Rapids, Michigan, later followed that post with a photo of his wife, Michelle, breastfeeding their son Judah, which has received almost as many likes. "I could go on and on about how happy I am to be a little piece of a movement that I didn't even know existed," he says, though he adds he's "also a little saddened to realize how few men (or better put, 'males') don’t do the simplest task like washing a bottle." While "I appreciate the love, likes, and kind words," he says, breastfeeding mothers "are making HUGE sacrifices to give our next generation the best possible start in life" and "if anyone should get the credit it should be people like my wife!" In a comment on that photo, he later added that he doesn't discount "the millions of women who either can’t or choose not to breastfeed," and that the important thing is to feed babies with love. (A photo of a mom's "perfect" post-baby body is also getting hype.)

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