Philip Wheeler is lashing out at the haters who criticized his model girlfriend after she posted a picture of her breastfeeding his son last month.
The Miami Dolphins linebacker is defending his partner Ashley Nicole, claiming she is being "unfairly attacked" over the photograph she uploaded to her Instagram profile.
The new mother posted the picture to her 23,000 followers showing her son feeding inside the couple's home.
She wrote: "Was on the way out the door but then mommy duty called... Everything stops for him! #breastisbest #natureisbeautiful"
Wheeler told TMZ.com: "I wish everybody would just leave it alone. She's a model. She takes pictures for a living."
Wheeler pointed out that when supermodel Gisele Bundchen posted a picture of her breastfeeding her daughter Vivian in December, she received nothing but praise.
The photograph is still post on Ashley's Instagram page and it is understood Nicole has no plans to remove it.
The image has so far attracted more than 2,000 likes from users as well as a raft of comments supporting Miss Nicole.
Posting her reaction to those negative comments, Miss Nicole posted another picture to her Instagram profile, alongside the caption: "For all the people who had something negative to say about my post feeding my baby... #normalizebreastfeeding #getalife."
"People always want to see your breasts, until you're feeding a baby then it's considered indecent,"she wrote. "Anyone else see the flaw in this logic?"