Today’s world is filled with opinions from all kinds of people on numerous things. Public breastfeeding is no exclusion. Celebrities have recently taken the lead in publicizing feeding their children the “natural way”. These mom’s are not only opening up the topic of breastfeeding for discussion but opening their lives up for criticism. Many of their critics think they should not feed in public. Some believe it should only last until the child is a few months old while others want to give their children free reign of their milk supply for as long as the child wants. In any case, the subject is polarizing among moms from any background. Most support these efforts while others have more heated debates on the issue. Check out how this generation of celeb mom’s that are creating a stir in the world of boobs and babies.
10. Maggie Gyllenhaal
In 2007 Maggie Gyllenhaal caused quite a stir when she was seen in a public cafe breastfeeding her baby in the West Village in NYC. She bared full breast to feed her daughter with no cover or inhibitions what so ever. Maggie fed her 8 month old baby Ramona and went on with business as usual. Some found it stunning that she did not attempt to use a cover up. Most moms are asked to leave or grab a blanket in an effort to keep the bosoms concealed but because she is who she is, no one confronted her. For this reason the photo is seen as shocking.
9. Gisele Bundchen
Gisele Bundchen is the women all women love to hate. She is every man’s dream as a beautiful angel winged Victoria’s Secret Model. Not only does she look great on the catwalk but she can exude pampered beauty even while feeding her daughter, 12 months old at the time, from her bosoms. Just giving the average new mom another reason to roll her eyes. This photo caused quite the stir when she posted it via Instagram. Her view was to show everyone that she only looks great because of the team of people around her to work on her looks as she does what moms do.
Leaving little to the imagination, Natalia Vodianova bared almost everything when she posted her breastfeeding pic of her and her son Maxim on Instagram. In true “model like” fashion she posed purposely to flaunt her motherly curves in all of her breastfeeding glory. Those who criticize this photo view this as a bit scandalous for a breastfeeding photo, since she is pretty much naked. Her son was only a month old when this shot was taken. He was born at a healthy nine plus pounds! This photo was intended as a birthday present for her significant other, Antoine Arnault. Natalia is no stranger to modeling as we all know, but did you know that she is a mother of four! She must know a thing or two about motherhood as well. With this picture she has encompassed the two things for which rule her world, modeling and children. What a better way to bring to light her view on breastfeeding.
Pink took a break from her photoshoot in 2012 in order to feed her daughter Willow. As a woman who is never afraid to express her opinions, she shared the photo on both Instagram and Twitter. The caption read; “Lunchtime at My Album Photoshoot.” Her quick pic shined the light on working mother’s everywhere who are unable to find a quick quiet spot to feed their baby. Fortunately Pink is, well, she is Pink and can do whatever she pleases. And if she wants to take a break and feed her baby before changing into the next outfit, she will do it! That is one of the many things that her fans love about her. Those who criticize this photo feel like she is a member of a privileged elite group of women who can breastfeed anywhere during their work day just because they are famous. Regular women are not so lucky.
6. Alyssa Milano
Actress Alyssa Milano, 41, shared a moment in time while breastfeeding her daughter Elizabella. Her caption quoted Milan Kundera with “Ah, the joy of suckling!..” Just another one of many photos featuring a famous breast, pitched at “normalizing” breastfeeding. When criticized, Milano lashed back by asking why it was big deal on the internet for Kim Kardashian to post nude for Paper Magazine but her sharing how she feeds her baby is an issue. Milano has since posted a series of other photos where she bares the boob for her baby. She has even spoken about how difficult and uncomfortable it is to pump milk. This is just one of the ways that she chooses to be a very involved mother. She even left her latest work on the show Mistresses, in order to be there for her two young children.
5. Selma Blair
This image of Selma Blair breastfeeding is among the most controversial when discussing celebs and their breastfeeding conduct. Even though the hype has now calmed down, back in 2013 the paparazzi caught this star while breastfeeding in a very public place. Fans began to speak out against the star and others defended her decision. Some angry with the fact that Selma decided to breastfeed her son while riding a very public trolly while out in LA. Others were outraged by the fact that her son at age 2 was still being breastfed. Blair’s response to all of the attention was “We all have nipples. I don’t care who I offend; my baby wants to eat. If I can’t get a cover over me quick enough, so be it.”
4. Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde took to advantage of a Glamour photo shoot to show how breastfeeding your baby can be both glamorous and natural in a public setting. She is pictured seated at a diner feeding her baby boy Otis, who was 5 months at the time. This photo was not received as well as intended, where the average moms of the world were annoyed with the fact that this photo is very far from the reality of how public breastfeeding really is accepted. Not only is it difficult for a woman to look so made up while feeding her baby from the breast but it is unrealistic to think that a woman could pull out her breast in a diner while doing it and not have others around her take notice in an uncomfortable way. On the flip side, this may be the reason Olivia Wilde wanted the picture taken in the first place. All moms should have the help and support to do just as she does right?
3. Mayim Bialik
Mayim Bialik is not shy about her “attachment parenting”. She is not only promoting breastfeeding in public but also “extended breastfeeding”. Mayim Shared a photo feeding her 3 year old son on a subway train. Everything about this photo opened up opinions on all sides of the breastfeeding stratosphere. She is out in public, no cover up and her child is not a baby but quite a bit older than one, and with teeth! Every polarizing aspect of breastfeeding is raised in this one photo alone. Which side everyone stands on may not make any difference to Mayim, she will do what she feels best for her children.
2. Jason Biggs with wife Jenny Mollen
Here is a selfie with a whole lot going on! Not only is the dad the one taking the picture, but he is driving while his wife is breastfeeding in the back seat! Just another attempt from actor / comedian Jason Biggs to cause a stir in the breastfeeding frenzied world. Apparently it is not a good idea to breastfeed in the back seat let alone snap a photo while driving. Not surprisingly, there was much talk about this “selfie”.
The Jason Bigg’s Breast debate did not stop with one photo, it ran into the comparison with the Time Magazine picture and article about mom’s who breastfeed children of all ages. This “selfie” by Bigg’s was a bit shocking to say the least.
1. Jessie James Decker
Jessie James Decker was having a great beach day when she posted this selfie on Instagram, feeding her 4 month old daughter, Vivianne. Jessie has never been shy about her body as she has posted many photos before and during pregnancy that bare her curves. Now that her daughter is of potty training age, Jessie has continued to “uber share” her parental moments by posting a picture of her little girl on the potty. This cute beach shot is just another photo of a celebrity woman bringing the controversial topic of public breastfeeding to the forefront of everyday life. The only issue here is that she is in a public place with no cover. This is what grabs the attention of those that are against pulling a boob out of your shirt like it is as normal as grabbing your cellphone from your purse to make a call. She is now pregnant with her second child. Fans will surely be on the lookout for any upcoming photos of her feeding her new baby.
Source: popsugar.com, parents.com, sheknows.com, sheknows.com, ca.eonline.com
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