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Teresa Palmer sees society shift for women

AAP logoAAP 16/10/2016 Danielle McGrane

Teresa Palmer thinks things are changing for women and mothers in particular.

Just one year ago, the Australian actress said she was tired of the stigma surrounding breastfeeding, in particular and how it could be damaging for new mothers.

"I think it's really detrimental to some women who are starting their breastfeeding journey with their babies, and feeling any sense of shame," Palmer told AAP at the time.

But just one year on, and with her second baby on the way, Palmer is seeing a positive shift in how women are being treated.

"I think there's definitely movement towards embracing women as mothers in general," the actress told AAP on Sunday.

"I think embracing women in the workforce, I am loving that."

Palmer was in Sydney for the Australian premiere of her new movie, Hacksaw Ridge, and walked the red carpet at 31-weeks pregnant with her second child.

The actress is in one of the most prolific periods of her career, and balances that with being a mum to two-year-old son Bodhi.

She says that there seems to be more support now for new mothers.

"I think that people are celebrating women who choose to breastfeed but also celebrating women who can't, and supporting those women too," she said.

"I just love that it's more of a positive environment for mothers in general and it does feel that way. I think in the last two years or so there's been a bit of a positive change in that direction."

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