Public breastfeeding has been a very controversial subject for some time now. This perfectly natural act has been stigmatized and even turned into a taboo, but that is changing with the help of some great celebrities.
These celebrity moms were not afraid to breastfeed their kids in public, showing by example that breastfeeding mothers have a right to feel proud of this aspect of motherhood.
1. Gisele Bundchen
Gisele admitted on her Instagram account that breastfeeding was one of the most special moments she ever shared with her kids. Apparently, "that special look you get, that feeling of connection" is unlike anything she had ever experienced.
Clearly, that should inspire mothers who are shy about breastfeeding in public to do it more often because the experience is certainly worth it.
2. Karolina Kurkova
The celebrity mom thinks all women who are breastfeeding deserve to be celebrated. She knows better than most that breastfeeding is not easy and that it can really take a toll on a woman's body.
Although she admitted that she hadn't planned on creating a campaign around the subject, she has no problem playing her part in it.
3. Eva Longoria
If you ever needed proof that mothers are superhuman, then you should hear about Eva Longoria. In this epic photo, she is directing a Grand Hotel episode while breastfeeding her son, Santi.
Previously, she starred in Desperate Housewives, and she talked favorably about the fact that the crew was so supportive of her motherhood goals and career.
4. Tia Mowry
Tia Mowry advises that it's vital for a child to be fed and loved. The former Sister, Sister star knows that breastfeeding can help create a very powerful bonding moment for the mother and her child.
However, she also advises that this is not the only way to nourish a child.
5. Candice Swanepoel
Candice shared an interesting fact about breastfeeding. As it turns out, breastfeeding can burn up to 600 calories a day.
For that reason, she advises mothers to eat and stay well hydrated to enhance their milk production. Apparently, breastfeeding can make you lose a pound of the weight you put on during pregnancy every week.
6. Kate Upton
Like many other moms on this list, Kate has some amazing advice for new moms, some of whom might be afraid of breastfeeding in public. She advises these women to make sure they enjoy the moments they have with their new baby and family.
According to Kate, new moms should give their bodies time to heal while also ensuring that they do things at their own pace.
7. Iskra Lawrence
For mothers who might feel overwhelmed by motherhood, Iskra has some words of advice to share. Like Upton, she advises new mothers to give their bodies time to recover.
Otherwise, the pressure on new moms is incredible, and for her, it took over nine months of breastfeeding before she could find some peace amid the chaos.
8. Ashley Graham
Although Ashley likes breastfeeding, she chooses to wean her kids as soon as the chance arises. She told the media that she has plenty to do since she is a boss and a businesswoman.
9. Liv Tyler
In an interview, Liv clarified that the photo above was for David, her partner. However, after she realized that breastfeeding was both natural and beautiful, she decided to post it on the web.
Before, she was hesitant about having people seeing her breastfeed her baby.
10. Troian Bellisario
Troian admitted that breastfeeding was not a walk in the park because she didn't know that "something so simple would be so complicated."
She was proud about breastfeeding her daughter, although that was still a tough journey for her.
11. Tess Holliday
Believe it or not, this photo of Tess was taken while she was backstage during a Torrid Model event. As you can see, this is an extraordinary mother-child moment.
She proves that being a mom is a full-time job, even when you have another full-time job. But, more importantly, this photo proves that nobody can multitask as much as mothers do.
12. Olivia Wilde
Just because you are a mom who has to be serious about taking care of her kids, it does not mean you can't have some fun along the way. For instance, Wilde captioned this photo "my drinking buddy."
It might not be a typical bar setting, but the description makes a certain amount of sense. The good thing about this drink is that there won't be any hangovers the day after, just a healthier and vibrant baby.
13. Jenna Dewan
Jenna had to change a couple of things when nursing her second child. You might remember her as the Step Up star.
For Jenna, the breastfeeding aspect of motherhood was not easy her. For starters, she had a problem with latching.
Apparently, milk production was also a challenge and knowing when to pump also proved to be a problem for her.
14. Milla Jovovich
The Resident Evil star admitted that nursing her child was actually something she looked forward to. Apparently, she was quite glad she could nurse her baby and confessed that these moments were some of her favorite times of the day.
She later admitted that she will remember these moments forever.
15. Emily Ratajkowski
Emily came out with an explanation as to why it looked like she was always breastfeeding her baby: she was always breastfeeding her baby.
She is certainly one of those moms who have no time to waste trying to hide the fact that she breastfeeds her baby. That is why she has been caught more than a few times in the act and has no apologies to make for it.
16. Gwen Stefani
Apparently, Switzerland has some pretty picturesque places to breastfeed your baby, as Gwen Stefani proves in this amazing photo.
She did this while on a tour of Europe, proving that moms don't have to slow down just because they have a toddler to take care of.
17. Alyssa Milano
This is a uniquely beautiful photo of a mother breastfeeding her baby. She looks so happy as she nurses her baby while still having makeup applied on her.
This photo proves that a hungry baby does not understand a busy schedule, which is why shaming public breastfeeding makes such little sense. Luckily, Alyssa Milano understands this and has the courage to challenge negative sentiments about breastfeeding to nurse her baby whenever and wherever necessary.
18. Padma Lakshmi
Here's what multitasking really means. Moms are indeed everyday heroes.
Without a nanny, an assistant, and a makeup team, Padma manages to juggle all these tasks while still taking care of her baby.
19. Alanis Morissette
In this photo, Alanis is breastfeeding her son, Ever. She did this for more than a year.
She is also a staunch supporter of the "attachment-parenting method." As far as she is concerned, the child should decide when breastfeeding should stop, not the mother.
As Pink was going on her "Truth About Love" tour with her baby Willow, who was 14 months old at the time, she breastfed her on many occasions. She often did this backstage.
This was their special bonding time, and breastfeeding helped create some of her favorite moments.
21. Jaime King
For Jamie, the moments she gets to breastfeed her child were worth living for. The model and actress does not think breastfeeding should be considered taboo.
Consequently, she does not think that moms who do so in public should be shamed in favor of moms who bottle-feed their babies. To her, all this is love.
22. Hillary Duff
In the Informed Pregnancy Podcast, Hillary Duff explained the difficulties that breastfeeding can present. Apparently, the process is painful and hard.
What made it harder for Hillary was that there were two other kids needing her so much, even as breastfeeding took such a significant portion of her day.
23. Chrissy Teigen
Although it looks like Chrissy is nursing two newborn babies at the same time, that is not what's happening.
The young girl standing close by, her daughter Luna, figured out that her doll was hungry too. Isn't that cute?
As anyone can clearly see, breastfeeding is an exceptional time for the mother and her child. So, it makes absolutely no sense that some people shame mothers who choose to breastfeed in public.
All these moms are doing is showing their children care and love, and in the most natural and beautiful of ways.