Breastfeeding is one of the most natural things in the universe, but some people still get squeamish around moms who choose (or in some cases, need) to feed their babies in public. Even if that mom is an A-list star. Yes, many celebrity moms breastfeed in public. Actresses, singers, and models alike are feeding their babies at photo shoots, tours, and any other place their lives take them. And although these celebrity moms may have the benefit of professional stylists and photographers on hand, their message is the same as any mom’s — breastfeeding is totally normal, and you shouldn’t be ashamed to nurse in public. It isn’t like a hungry baby cares whether you’re out on set or someplace private. When it’s chow time, you have to respond.
While many of the “Stars — They’re Just Like Us”-type comparisons often fall short, this one hits close to home for many nursing moms. And, lucky for them, celebrity moms are sharing their nursing moments on social media as a way to raise awareness and remove the stigma of breastfeeding in public. So here is a curated collection of the celebrities who don’t are helping to normalize public breastfeeding one selfie at a time.
Olivia Wilde’s 2014 photoshoot for Glamour included a shot of her breastfeeding her son Otis. Although the photograph is staged and, of course, glamorous, it does show she’s a woman balancing the demands of motherhood with those of her job — she just happens to do so in front of a rather large audience.
In 2014, Stefani shared a snapshot of her breastfeeding her son Apollo in Switzerland.
Okay, so many moms will look at this and think, "Yeah, a full team of stylists? That would be nice!" But Gisele’s photo shows she’s pretty adept at multitasking — something many breastfeeding moms can relate to.
Model Nicole Trunfio breastfed her son on the cover of Elle Australia breastfeeding her son, so it’s safe to say she’s an advocate for the cause. In a later interview with Good Morning America, the model referred to breastfeeding as, “a huge part of being a woman and motherhood,” and reprimanded those who shame breastfeeding moms.
“There's nothing worse than, as a mother, doing something that's so necessary like feeding your child and feeling like somebody could have an opinion about it or somebody's looking at you the wrong way.” Well said!
“Breastfeeding my children has been one of the greatest joys of my life,” Milano said in an interview with Us Weekly. In fact, she is such an advocate for breastfeeding (especially in public) that she’s devoted numerous Instagram shots to the cause.
The Gossip Girl alum does not shy away from the double blessings of breastfeeding. In fact, she captioned this Instagram shot as “the PERKS of breastfeeding.”
This Victoria’s Secret model isn’t shy about breastfeeding whenever necessary. As a model and proud working mom, she sometimes feeds her baby between pictures.
The Hart of Dixie star offered her support for all moms in an Instagram photo, noting that, “breastfeeding should not be taboo — and bottle feeding should not be judged — it's all fun for the whole family.”
The singer shared this snapshot in support of World Breastfeeding Week. A longtime advocate for breastfeeding, she even appeared in the documentary The Milky Way to help advocate breastfeeding for American mothers.