There’s a lot to talk about when it comes to breastfeeding. Some moms maintain that just isn’t the right fit for them, while others praise it as both an incredible source of nutrition for your child and as a beautiful bonding times for mamás and their new children.
From Gisele Bundchen to Christina Aguilera, these 10 mothers have all spoken out about how much they love breastfeeding their children.
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The Brazilian supermodel has been more than a little outspoken about her feelings on breastfeeding. The mother of two (and stepmom of one) came under fire when she said, “Some people [in the U.S.] think they won’t have to breastfeed, and I think, ‘Are you going to give chemical food to your child, when they are so little?’ There should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months.” Regardless of how you feel about your opinion, one fact cannot be denied: Gisele is a champion for breastfeeding mothers everywhere, even posting pictures nursing her child while prepping for a shoot!
Salma Hayek made headlines after a video emerged of her breastfeeding an African child while on a goodwill trip to Sierra Leone. She later told Nightline, “Am I being disloyal to my child by giving her milk away? I actually think my baby would be very proud to share her milk. And when she grows up, I’m going to make sure she continues to be a generous, caring person.”
What’s Shakira’s favorite part of motherhood? Breastfeeding! “Breastfeeding has been one of the best experiences of my life,” she told US Weekly. “I love it! I can’t stop! I think I’m going to breastfeed him until he goes to college! I’m hooked.”
An inspiration to working moms everywhere! Roselyn Sanchez went back to work just four weeks after giving birth to Sebella Rose...but that didn’t stop her from breast feeding on the Devious Maids set. “It was insanity. I was breastfeeding all the time," she said. "She’d be sitting in my lap in the makeup chair. She was, like, the mascot of the set! I wish that I could be home with my child, but I do care about my career.”
Christina Aguilera breastfed her son, Max, and claims it even helped her regain her hot bod. “I think they say that when you’re breastfeeding, you know, your weight kind of slims,” she told Access Hollywood. “It’s a little easier.”
Mamá of two Nicole Richie took her breastfeeding duties very seriously, even altering her diet to best feed her children. “There’s so much I cant eat because she’s so sensitive...I eat really bland [food]...chicken noodle soup, vegetables, fish,” she said. “I had to cut out milk, no tomatoes, no lettuce. You think you have to cut everything out when you’re pregnant, but you really have to cut everything out when you’re breastfeeding.”
New mothers are barraged by “helpful” parenting advice from everyone they know, and Mariah Carey is no exception. After giving birth to twins Moroccan and Monroe, the diva downed a beer in her hospital room. According to her husband, Nick Cannon, nurses in the room advised his wife to drink a Guinness to “make the breast milk come out.” Confused onlookers didn’t quite understand what was happening --- and called Child Protective Services on Carey! Fortunately, it doesn’t seem like the experience dissuaded her from continuing to breastfeed her children.
Ana Ortiz credits her amazing figure to breastfeeding her children. After delivering her first child Paloma, she told That’s Fit. “They do say breastfeeding is nature’s lipo!” In addition to breastfeeding, the Devious Maids star stayed in shape by exercising throughout her pregnancy.
This party girl was reluctant to breastfeed at first...but she changed her lifestyle (and her mind!) when she became a mother to Lorenzo. When a Twitter user asked if she was nursing, she replied, “I love nursing my little man!” Later she followed up the comment with a hilarious tweet, “#BreastPump instaeda #FistPump.”
Thalia is a superstar mamá! The busy mother-of-two wrote a book Radiante, a guide for a fit and fabulous pregnancy. The book discusses all the.... *ahem* real challenges a mother can face in her first few months after delivering, including bleeding, cramping, and cracked and engorged nipples. The book has an entire section, titled “Breast Intentions”, for moms who need advice on nursing.