Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson and his wife have shared a series of intimate breastfeeding pictures to spread an important message.
The pictures show showing doctor Natalia breastfeeding their newborn son Mateo.
Alisson and his wife are ambassadors for the World Health Organisation (WHO) and want to tell people about the benefits of breastfeeding.
Natalia and the WHO shared a series of black and white snaps of her breastfeeding her youngest son.
Alongside the pictures Natalia said: “World Breastfeeding week! #Breastfeeding offers all children the best start to life. We are happy to be able to give this gift to our children, Helena and Matteo.
“WHO recommends babies are exclusively breastfed for six months and continued for up to two years or beyond.”
Alisson and his wife, Dr Natalia Loewe Becker, a medical doctor and health advocate from Brazil, were named WHO goodwill ambassadors for health promotion in May of this year.
They are set to ‘promote healthier lives, stronger health workforces and improved mental health globally’.
Natalia said the pair want to use the opportunity to help promote health in their hometowns in Brazil and globally.
She said: “Alisson and I come from Brazil and our hometowns are examples where we can have an important effect when we dedicate our energies to promote health to our people in Brazil and all over the world.”
Alisson added: “We are determined to work with you to promote health for all and to motivate the football community.
“Through this partnership, we can achieve great things to help others.”
The World Health Organisation said: “Being a parent is the most important job in the world and we are happy that our goodwill ambassadors @natalialbecker and @alissonbecker are making sure their children have the best start to life with #breastfeedin #WorldBreastfeedingWeek .”
Natalia and Alisson were named as ambassadors for the organisation in May this year.
Before the birth of Mateo Natalia shared a video about neonatal screening, saying how important it was to have it done.
She said: “I’m preparing myself for the birth of my second child and one of the major health initiative after his arrival is the neonatal screening test.
“The neonatal screening test should be performed from the 3rd to 5th day of life and allows the early diagnosis of various diseases in order to avoid negative impacts on the growth and development of the child.
“Do the test get the result and showing it to the pediatrician at the first review appointment is very important. Prevention is always the best medicine.”