Angelina Jolie did it. Kourtney Kardashian did it. So does Halle Berry. “Every mother should breastfeed,” she recently told Extra. “It's the quickest way to shed the initial weight, and then you have to eat right.”
When it comes to breastfeeding, celebrity moms are just like us.
In her Blog for People.com, Ali Landry (a fan of Udderly Hot Mama) called nursing “one of the most amazing experiences” for her. “When people talk about breastfeeding, they’ll tell you about what a great bonding experience it is, how it’s the best way to make sure your baby gets the nutrition they need and antibodies to protect them. They’ll even tell you about how it helps you lose weight after giving birth. But it’s hard to really describe how intimate and special it is,” she wrote in 2012.
And of course you can’t neglect the beautiful photo of a breastfeeding Angelina Jolie on the cover of W Magazine in 2008. That is at least a 1000 word statement about the importance and intimacy of nursing.
Back in 2007, Tori Spelling was nursing her son Liam. She was very candid about her difficulties as a new mom trying to breastfeed when she sat down with Jimmy Kimmel:
“It’s been a little difficult, cause, I didn’t know this before, but sometimes you don’t produce – you’d think these things would produce (points to breasts) – an abundance of milk. I’m trying to breastfeed him and he wasn’t very happy with it. So I had to supplement him with a bottle to get enough milk, and he found out that the bottle is easier to consume, it’s faster and comes right to you. He doesn’t have to do all the work. So, he started to eat angry.
He’d be attached and pounding on the boob (with his fists), and I’m like, ‘Don’t eat angry little man, don’t eat angry!’ And then he got to the point where he realized, ‘Well, no matter what I do she’s going to stick me on that thing,’ – which, it is literally larger than his head – so now he’s kind of learned to pacify me and kinda just sit there like (makes lazy sucking noise) and suck on it until he can get to his bottle.
And last week, I was feeding him, and he seemed to be like this little angel baby eating, and I looked down, and he was sucking on the boob, and he was holding it, and he had his middle finger up…he was all, ‘F you!’”
Although it’s highly unlikely Spelling’s son flipped her the bird on purpose, movie and TV stars do go through the same experiences as every other mom. It’s nice to know that at the end of the day, we’re all moms who just want to give our babies the very best.
Part of that means giving ourselves the best too. One way to do that? Wearing nursing tops and pumping shirts. They make every mama's life a little bit easier because breastfeeding tops make nursing a more stylish and discreet endeavor.
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