Does Kristen Bell Support Public Breastfeeding? She's An Outspoken Advocate For Moms
Actress Kristen Bell recently made headlines when she revealed the secret for her Hollywood-sized bust in the CHiPS movie remake, written, directed, and starring her husband, Dax Shepherd. Her one weird trick? Not pumping for a day while she was breastfeeding her daughter Delta, who was born right before shooting for the film began. While the Veronica Mars actress has been public about pumping, does Kristen Bell support public breastfeeding? You bet your sweet bippy she does — and she's been a very outspoke advocate to normalize breastfeeding for moms everywhere.
Bell has always been both comfortable and candid when speaking about her breastfeeding experiences with her two children, son Lincoln who turns 4 next week and 2-year-old daughter, Delta. Speaking to ACCESS Hollywood, Bell spoke about what the experience of not pumping for a day was like. "When you don't pump when you're breastfeeding, your boobs go out and then they go up," Bell said, with illustrative hand gestures to match. "I just handled that skin-splitting feeling to shoot this movie." The actress then joked that she told her "hungry" kids, "Daddy's gotta make a movie. Everyone is going to have to deal with it."
When it comes to breastfeeding in public, Bell told Babble, "If somebody is uncomfortable, that’s their problem." Right on! Here are six other times that Bell has stepped up to advocate for breastfeeding moms.
The Best Place To Breastfeed
In that same interview, Bell got real with Babble, telling the publication exactly where mothers should be allowed to breastfeed: "It’s called earth. Planet earth. That’s the place they should be allowed to breastfeed." Genius.
The Public "Ick" Factor
Bell also told Babble, "If someone sees an inch of your boob or areola and they can’t control their disgust or shock or sexual desire that’s on them." In a 2014 interview for Redbook, Bell told would-be public breastfeeding naysayers to "calm down," saying, "Get over it! They're just boobs! They're under our shirt whether you're looking at them or not."
Breastfeeding While On The Job
In a 2015 interview with BabyCenter, Bell was more than happy to tell her interviewer what her upcoming plans were: "My left breast," the actress joked, while Bell's daughter Delta — who was just 6 weeks old at the time — "grunted hungrily in the background of the call," as the interviewer put it. She also imparted some advice with a little help from Frozen for working moms: "Be wherever you are. If you’re at work, be at work. If you’re at home, be at home. And, sometimes just let it go."
Pumping Waits For No One
While hosting the 2013 CMT Awards, Bell showed off her backstage "beauty routine" on Twitter, which included a photo of all of her various pumping accoutrements all laid out on a vanity in her dressing room.
Support Systems Are A Must
Bell donated $91,500 of Bravado nursing bras and Medela breast pumps to mothers in need, telling ABC News that she knows how important it is to have support systems in order to navigate motherhood — including breastfeeding:
I understand the importance of having the essential tools necessary to provide for a newborn. Greater still, I am aware of the immeasurable value of having support systems in place to ensure success on this journey of motherhood.
Breastfeeding Boobs Are "Dope"
Bell told SheKnows in 2014 that she thinks breastfeeding boobs are "dope," saying:
I still have my breastfeeding boobs, which I was really excited about. They get like monster, and they're up high. It's what I imagine having breast implants would be like, but you get them for about a year. It's dope.
Also, Kristen Bell said "dope."