Happy World Breastfeeding Week, Babyologists! This week it’s all about celebrating the joys of breastfeeding and we’ve enlisted some of our favourite celebrities to help us commemorate this beautiful part of parenting.
Sure, we still have a long way to go on our journey to normalise breastfeeding, but more and more women are braving the crowds and choosing to breastfeed whenever and wherever bub wants to.
Here are some of the many celebrity mums who have taken to social media to help normalise breastfeeding and share their special moments with mums around the world.
Our first celebrity pic belongs to Pink, who was snapped back in 2012 breastfeeding daughter, Willow, during a dinner with her hubby, Carey Hart. Pink looks gorgeous, as always and Willow looks peaceful and content as she enjoys her meal.
In 2014 actress Jaime King brought us into her bedroom for a very private moment between her and son, James Knight, who was eight months at the time.
Home and Away alum Tammin Sursok also shared an intimate breastfeeding moment back in 2014 with her daughter, Phoenix and a powerful message to all mums -“Breastfeeding is a beautiful thing. Never something to be ashamed of. Bonding in the way God intended”.
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Recently US actress Liv Tyler also shared her special moment on social media. Liv welcomed her daughter, Lula Rose, three weeks ago and this beautiful black and white shot of Lula and Liv captures a peaceful moment perfectly.
@nickhollidayco captured this photo of me getting ready yesterday to shoot the next instalment of my #mblmxtess @penningtons collection, and it reminded me of @gisele’s iconic photo breastfeeding on set💅🏻Working moms come in all shapes, sizes, colors & creeds! #normalizebreastfeeding #workingmom #whorunstheworld
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Many celebrity mums are more than happy to share their photos of breastfeeding on the job, including model Tess Holliday, who welcomed her son, Bowie, on 6 June 2016.
Tess is in good company – Australia’s own Miranda Kerr posted a photo breastfeeding Flynn in a white silk robe during a 2011 photo shoot.
And Gisele Bundchen also posted a similar shot as she prepares for a photo shoot while cradling a hungry Vivian.
Many celebrity mums have to multi-task, especially when working and some celebrity breastfeeding moments have turned into magazine cover shots. Olivia Wilde posed with her son, Otis for a beautiful breastfeeding shot for Glamour Magazine back in 2014.
Thank you to the #ama for naming us the #coveroftheyear This shows that people are conscious and listening, don’t stop raising awareness, it only takes one person to start a movement. #normalizebreastfeeding Thank you to @justine_cullen and @elleaus for being so bold and forward thinking #honored 🙏🏻
A photo posted by Nicole Trunfio (@nictrunfio) on
In 2015, model Nicole Trunfio graced the cover of Elle Australia magazine with her son, Zion happily attached to the breast. While the photo shoot wasn’t planned, it just sort of happened. And the resulting photo is simply stunning.
Alyssa Milano has never been shy of snapping a breastfeeding selfie and told E! News, “I just think it’s important for women to feel comfortable feeding their babies wherever”. We hear you, Alyssa.
The former Charmed actress made headlines back in 2014 with a selfie of her and daughter, Elizabella.
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Actress Thandie Newton also caused quite a stir for posting a photo of her breastfeeding her two-year-old son, Booker at a recent music festival. “This is what my body is made for,” Thandie writes. “And the rest is my choice.”
We couldn’t agree more.
A photo posted by Natalia Vodianova (@natasupernova) on
Countless other celebrities, including Natalia Vodianova (above), Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Gwen Stefani, have shared their breastfeeding moments in an attempt to help normalise breastfeeding. And, although the choice to breastfeed is entirely up to mum (and bub), we do love seeing these mums using their powerful positions as celebrity parents to prove that breastfeeding, whenever, wherever and however, is a natural process.