Feeding an infant baby appears to be in such a controversial state right. Who knew that something humans do as a survival necessity can bring so much paradox in our modern-day ideologies. “Formula feed” a baby and people will say “breast is best,” breastfeed in public and you’ll be labeled as “attention-seeking” among many others.
The sad thing is these are all statistical facts, on a 2015 survey about breastfeeding in public, only 63% agreed, and the rest did not. Fortunately for moms and future moms alike, these famous moms are doing their best to normalize breastfeeding using their platforms:
Kat Von D
Kat Von D has been very vocal about her ups and downs in breastfeeding her first child, Leafar Von D Reyes. She posted a candid IG post revealing that she had to use donated breast milk from her doula and fellow new mom, Morgan Campbell to boost her newborn’s low blood sugar levels. It was when her milk hadn’t come in yet.
Rachel McAdams did a breast-pumping (postpartum) photo shoot for “Girls. Girls. Girls.” magazine. The photographer behind the cover, Claire Rothstein said in an interview that “Breastfeeding is the most normal thing in the world and I can’t for the life of me imagine why or how it is ever frowned upon or scared of.”
Chrissy Teigen got into a controversy in 2018 when she shared a photo of herself as she breastfed her baby son, Miles. She received a lot of hate from a lot of people, but she took it in stride by responding with the perfect clap back: “You make feeding a baby a big deal because you got weird titty issues.”
Alanis Morissette is a stellar candidate for World Breastfeeding Weekphoto. Her views on extended breastfeeding are quite phenomenal, and to some, very controversial. Alanis believes that it’s up to the kids to decide when to stop breastfeeding. She said that she’d continue breastfeeding until her son weans.
Jenny Mollen Biggs
Jenny Mollen Biggs and her husband, Jason Biggs, shared a photo online as she breastfeeds their son at the back of their car, in July 2014. It appeared she was leaning over the car so she could feed their baby while on transit. The photo had a lot of people laughing, an effective way to normalize something.
Lakshmi once posted a throwback “working moms” photo of herself breastfeeding her daughter Krishna, as she applies mascara at the set of Top Chef. This photo only shows that no matter who you are, all moms face similar realities.
Pink is known to be outspoken when it comes to nursing kids. She has posted many of her breastfeeding photos online with captions that pretty much cover everything a person needs to know about the topic. Pink even talked about it on The Ellen DeGeneres Show back in 2017.
Before #brelfies were a thing, Jenna Wolfe were already fighting for the breastfeeding movement. She even wore a hidden camera so she could capture the reactions of people as she feeds her daughter in public.
These celebrity moms might have received a few hateful comments from trolls across the internet world, but they continue to normalize breastfeeding with every selfie, tweet, and clapback that opens up a healthy discussion. Nursing moms are thankful that these women use their platform to help the world of nursing babies become better one post at a time.