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.
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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 champions for breastfeeding mothers everywhere, and has even posted 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 [Milan] until he goes to college! I’m hooked.” Luckily, she has another baby on the way!
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 slim-and-trim figure. “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.”
Mother-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 that includes Mariah Carey. 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 her to drink a Guinness to “make the breast milk come out.” Confused onlookers didn’t quite understand, and called Child Protective Services on Carey! The bizarre experience didn't dissuade her from nursing her children, however.
Initially reluctant to breastfeeding, Snooki changed her mind and her lifestyle 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 told followers: “#BreastPump instaeda #FistPump.”
Thalia, a busy mother-of-two, wrote Radiante as 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 even has an entire section for moms who need advice on nursing.
New mom Zoe Saldaña has a lot on her plate. The 36-year-old actress recently welcomed twin boys with her husband, Marco Perego, and she wants your advice on parenthood. Saldaña took to Twitter to ask followers for advice on breastfeeding her sons, Cy and Bowie. "So ladies- moms... Breastfeeding mom. What do you have to say about pumping??!!! #babies #Breastfeeding #breasts hurting!!"
We imagine it can't be easy breastfeeding two hungry boys! Stay strong, Zoe.