Breastfeeding can be a beautiful and important part of motherhood, yet many moms feel like they need to hide it. Luckily, these celebrity parents have no problem boldly showing off the intimate moments with their babies, and they did it on Instagram for the world to see! Scroll through the gallery below to see Chrissy Teigen, Cardi Bandmore celeb mamas help fight the stigma of breastfeeding.
On March 9, Nev Schulman’s wife Laura took to Instagram to share the struggles of breastfeeding, snapping this selfie in a car and writing, “shoutout to everyone chillin’ in a parking lot ✌️✌️.” What a queen!
Kat recently became a new mom at 36 years old, and she’s raising her son Leafar as naturally as possible. That includes breastfeeding!
On January 6, 2019, she posted this sunny photo, writing, “Getting some of that vitamin Double D! 😜 Sunshine party! We try and spend daily time with Leafar outside in our front yard — especially now that he’s hit his first mental development leap at age 5 weeks. His heightened sense of alertness, smell and touch make going outside such a treat for him [and for us]. So much magical bliss [and boobs].”
Cardi went a step further and included a shot of her breastfeeding daughter Kulture in her “Money” music video. Later she shared a screenshot to her Insta with the caption, “I got a baby I need some money yea I need cheese for my egg!!!”
The photographer explained the backstory of the shot, writing, “this shoot was about 6 months post her giving birth to her son, so between shots she was expressing/pumping as still breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is the most normal thing in the world and I can’t for the life of me imagine why or how it is ever frowned upon or scared of.”
Hil posted this photo eating at a restaurant, and captioned it, “On a lighter note…. @acrebaja was bomb.” A week later, she compared her breastfeeding pic to Rachel McAdams’ super high fashion shoot, joking, “Am I doing this right?😛”
Kate got some backlash in December 2018 when she posted this photo drinking wine with the caption, “Both nursin 🍼🍷🍼🍷,” insinuating that she still consumes alcohol while breastfeeding her baby.
Fans had a lot to say about the issue, but Kate never responded. According to the CDC, “Generally, moderate alcohol consumption by a breastfeeding mother (up to 1 standard drink per day) is not known to be harmful to the infant, especially if the mother waits at least 2 hours after a single drink before nursing,” however, “Not drinking alcohol is the safest option for breastfeeding mothers.”
Jenna has long been an advocate for breastfeeding, and even at “almost two years old,” she still nurses her daughter. “I will forever advocate breastfeeding because it is healing for mama and baby,” she wrote. “When the world gets too much for Batel, she comes to her safe place and everything slows down. We both rest. We reconnect. We love. Yes it’s beneficial to her system health wise, but the comfort is just as important. She knows I will forever be her constant. Let us all take a moment to revel in the beauty of motherhood.”
Chrissy‘s daughter Luna is all done breastfeeding, but after watching her mom nurse her brother Miles, she was inspired. “Luna making me feed her babydoll so I guess I have twins now,” Chrissy teased alongside this vacation photo in July 2018.
Olivia was very open about breastfeeding, even after she stopped. In 2016, she shared a screenshot of an Amazon ad for a hands-free breast pump with the caption, “Why does Amazon insert breast-pump ads into every single goddamn search I make? I’m no longer in the market for more pump supplies Amazon! Shut it down! PS. I own this bra and it’s awesome.”
She also clapped back at the unhealthy body standards to ad created, writing, “[I wanna] call bulls–t on this ad for a breast-pump bra, cuz this lady definitely did not recently birth a child who requires breastmilk to be pumped.”
Pink has posted several photos nursing her children, but she opened up more about it on Ellen DeGeneres in 2017. “It’s such a weird thing that people have such strong opinions about breastfeeding. It’s a child, and it needs to eat,” said Ellen.
Pink couldn’t agree more. “Strong opinions about things that don’t affect their life at all! I’m feeding my kid. Would you rather him scream? Because he’s very capable of that, too,” she joked.
Shortly after welcoming her daughter Lula Rose in 2016, Liv shared a touching moment on Instagram, with the caption, “Sunday morning snuggles with my baby girl. So grateful for this precious gift.” Too sweet!
Mayim was incredibly open about breastfeeding her son, Fred, until he was four years old, but that doesn’t mean the criticism was easy for her to handle. In 2014 she admitted that peoples’ mean words “made her cry.” “People laughed and sneered but it wasn’t wrong,” Bialik told InTouch “Just because you do something your way doesn’t mean you can judge people who don’t. I don’t think I’m a better mom and my kids aren’t necessarily better off than yours.”
Superwoman, indeed! Alyssa has shared several breastfeeding pics, and defended her choice on The Talk. “Who are we, that now we get upset as human beings if we see a woman feeding her baby? It’s crazy to me,” she said.
Brooklyn has been so bold and open when it comes to motherhood. In 2017, she got very honest in an interview with the New Potato, telling new moms “It gets better and better and better and better. Every cliché is true. Your nipples will heal. Your boobs will not.”
In 2017, Blake revealed that she was up late breastfeeding before the Peoples’ Choice Awards, writing, “Thank you @lorealmakeup for making me look like I slept more than 2 hours last night. #breastfeedingmama 😳😊💪🏼.”
Alanis is such a supporter of nursing that she appeared in a documentary on the subject called The Milky Way in 2014. “We live in a very funny society, a society that on one hand says that we’re just a sexual object … and then when this other sort of otherworldly, biological wind-in-the-hair goddess power comes out in the form of feeding our children in a very beautiful, animal way, that can actually be more intimidating,” she admitted.
In September 2014, Jaime got real about her late night feeding photo. “It was 4 am, and I was breastfeeding my son, when the woman who was helping me take care of him took the picture,” she told Bellomagazine.
“I had been hearing so much BS about breastfeeding (being) the only way and that if women use formula there must be something wrong with them. And it made me think about this thing within mommy-hood where there’s all this women-against-women stuff going on, so I posted it because I believe every woman has a right and a choice to do what she wants to do.” Yes girl!
In 2014, Gwen shared this stunning photo breastfeeding her then-5-month-old son Apollo. While many moms are forced to hide their baby under a blanket, Gwen makes sure her kids get the freshest air possible. Look at that view!
In 2013, Gisele shared a very glam photo feeding her daughter while getting her hair done. but in 2018, she revealed the reality behind the screen. “When I became a mom, I kind of lost myself. It was like a part of me died,” she told People.
“I’d been this very independent person. It was all about me. But now I had this little being, and I suddenly felt l couldn’t do other things and that was very hard for me. All I ever wanted was to be a mom, but when you’re actually experiencing that, it’s a shock.” We love the honesty!