Celebrity Moms Who Support Breastfeeding

In celebration of Breastfeeding Awareness Month, we're taking a look at a few celebrity moms who are advocates of breastfeeding.


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 B√≠¬ľndchen 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."

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Miranda Kerr credits breastfeeding and yoga with helping her "get back into shape."

"I intend to breastfeed for as long as I can," she said after having her gorgeous baby boy.

"My breast milk will give our little Flynn the nutrition he needs for his continued healthy development, and to all mums out there, I am sure you will make the right choice for you and your baby."

The Victoria's Secret model famously posted a beautiful first picture of her breastfeeding her son shortly after she gave birth.

"The pleasant surprise was that it also had the added benefit of promoting breastfeeding which to me is the most natural thing in the world and I love it," she gushed.

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But not all celebrity moms get the added bonus of weight loss that they were hoping for when they breastfed.

"It happened to a lot of my girlfriends and sisters, and I really thought, 'This is the ticket, the best diet in the world' and it just wasn't,'" Jennifer Garner told Allure. "I kept waiting, and I just didn't lose weight. It took six months before I did."

Other moms like Tori Spelling have revealed that she's found it "difficult" because "sometimes you don't produce."

And who can forget when Salma Hayek instinctively whipped out her breast during a charity trip to Sierra Leone four years ago and wet-nursed a one-week-old baby that couldn't be fed by his mother because she was too malnourished to produce her own milk?

"He was very hungry. I was weaning Valentina (her then two-year-old daughter), but I still had a lot of milk that I was pumping, so I breast-fed the baby," she said.

"You should have seen his eyes. When he felt the nourishment, he immediately stopped crying."

Salma later said that she thought what she did was a "beautiful thing" because "motherhood is a very strong place for women to connect and understand each other."

And Selma Blair doesn't care who may be annoyed when she breastfeeds in public.

"We all have nipples. I don't care who I offend," she insisted. "My baby wants to eat. If I can't get a cover over me quick enough, so be it."