Angelina Jolie Sparks Breastfeeding Buzz

10.20.08: And we think it's a good thing


Angelina Jolie, a woman so famous she makes international headlines by simply walking down the street, has created controversy once again. But this time, we think it'’s in a good way. Actor and humanitarian Jolie smiles sweetly for the camera (helmed by her partner Brad Pitt) on the November cover of W magazine as her son Knox breastfeeds. The personal portrait has the web buzzing with opinions good and bad, but we say thumbs up. Positive breastfeeding promotion is always a great thing, and being linked with one of the most famous people in the world spreads the message louder than ever.

For more on empowering new moms to breastfeed, see our Best for Babes review of a new non-profit organization called Babes for Breastfeeding'™, which is appealing to corporations, celebrities, health foundations, and medical experts to unite and help spread the message that breastfeeding (or pumped or donated milk from a milk bank) is the hip, savvy and best way for moms to feed their children.

And for everything you need to know about breastfeeding, including step-by-step how-to photos, secrets of success, and stories from real moms, check out our Ultimate Guide to Breastfeeding.

Maureen Healy is a contributing editor at Fit Pregnancy.