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'The joy of suckling!' Alyssa Milano shares breastfeeding photo of baby girl

Mama Milano! Alyssa Milano offered a peek into her life as a mom on Monday when she shared an intimate photo of herself with her baby girl. Milano, 41, posted a selfie via Instagram, showing her upper body and a subtle smile as she breastfeeds her newborn daughter Elizabella Dylan. PHOTOS: Celeb Moms Share Breastfeeding PicturesThe "Mistresses" actress captioned the black-and-white image with a
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@milano_alyssa via Instagram

Mama Milano! Alyssa Milano offered a peek into her life as a mom on Monday when she shared an intimate photo of herself with her baby girl. 

Milano, 41, posted a selfie via Instagram, showing her upper body and a subtle smile as she breastfeeds her newborn daughter Elizabella Dylan. 

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The "Mistresses" actress captioned the black-and-white image with a quote from an acclaimed Czech author, writing, "'Ah, the joy of suckling! She lovingly watched the fishlike motions of the toothless mouth and she imagined that with her milk there flowed into her little son her deepest thoughts, concepts, and dreams.' ~Milan Kundera."

Now sporting a full head of hair, the tot is dressed in an adorable polka-dot top, while her mother reclines on a blanketed chair in a simple V-neck T-shirt. 

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Milano welcomed little Elizabella on Sept. 4 with her husband David Bugliari. The talent agent and the actress, who wed in 2009, are also the parents to son Milo Thomas, 3. 

"I loved waiting a long time to be a mom," Milano told Fit Pregnancy earlier this year of her decision to have children in her 40s. "I'd had my ladies' lunches and my shopping days. When Milo finally came, I thought — this is what I've waited for my entire life. I wish I could sleep more, but it's not like I wish there were other things I could be doing socially or for my own benefit. Because I really feel like he's completed me."

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Milano's commitment to Milo and Elizabella prompted a tough career decision earlier this year. She announced last month that she will not return to the ABC series "Mistresses" because of her obligations as a parent. 

"After two wonderful seasons in Los Angeles, the studio has decided to shoot season three of "Mistresses" in Vancouver, Canada, for financial reasons," she explained at the time. "It's with a heavy heart that I have decided that I can't relocate. I have two babies under 4. Being a mother and wife comes first and I just can not uproot my children and separate the family by moving away."