Actress Jaime King has shared an intimate picture of herself nursing her young son in a bid to dispel taboos surrounding breastfeeding.

The Bulletproof Monk star and husband Kyle Newman welcomed their son James Knight in October (13) and on Monday (09Jun14), the actress shared a personal snap with her online followers.

The picture shows King lying on a bed with her dog while the baby breastfeeds, with the caption, "James Knight is now 8 months old! These are the moments a mother lives for."

The actress insists breastfeeding should not be a taboo subject, and also backs mothers' rights to use bottles instead, adding, "Breastfeeding should not be taboo - and bottle feeding should not be judged - it's All fun for the whole family."