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Not only does breastfeeding provide a whole host of nutritional benefits, but it’s also one of the most wonderful ways to bond with your newborn.
While some women might not choose to breastfeed (or maybe they are unable), we celebrate the individual choices that each mother makes in the best interest of them and their children.
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Lots of celebrity moms are proponents of breastfeeding and some are equally as happy to nurse their little ones in public.
Kourtney Kardashian, Salma Hayek, Gwen Stefani and Maggie Gyllenhaal have all breastfed their babies outside of their home.
Ramona’s mom Maggie, who was captured by the paparazzi breastfeeding in a New York park, has talked about her experience breastfeeding.
“I’m not a leave-them-in-their-crib-to-cry kind of girl,” Gyllenhaal said.
“Fundamentally, I didn’t find that worked. You can’t tell another person when it’s right to stop breastfeeding, or how to put your kid to sleep. Every child is different.”
Gwen said that she was sad when son Zuma self-weaned while she was on tour.
“I didn’t want him to [quit],” she shared. “It felt like a total rejection. It was really hormonal.”
And who can forget when Gisele Bündchen caused a furor back in 2010 when she proclaimed that there “should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months.”
But funnygirl Julie Bowen has a more practical and hilarious take on how her then baby twin-boys, John and Gus helped her get back to her pre-pregnancy weight.
“It’s like two little liposuction machines on you,” she joked. “They suck the fat out of you. They call it the ‘double football hold.’ They’re doing God’s work right there, helping me return to my birth weight.”