50 Famous Moms Who Got Real About Breastfeeding

These famous mamas got real about nursing babies.

While it’s hard to believe that celebrities are just like us, there are a few situations in which that cliché may ring true ... like breastfeeding. When it comes to nursing, famous moms have dealt with the pain and the shaming and the beautiful moments of serenity that their non-famous counterparts know all too well.

In honor of National Breastfeeding Month, here is a compilation of memorable moments when celebrities opened up about nursing their babies.

Liv Tyler

Sunday morning snuggles with my baby girl. So grateful for this precious gift.

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Two weeks after Liv Tyler and her fiancé David Gardner welcomed their daughter Lula Rose, the actress posted a sweet breastfeeding selfie on Instagram.
Alyssa Milano

In honor of #wbw2016. #normalizebreastfeeding.

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Alyssa Milano has become a very vocal breastfeeding advocate. In honor of World Breastfeeding Week 2016, she posted several "brelfies" to #normalizebreastfeeding.

Milano also made headlines in fall 2014 when she posted two different photos of herself breastfeeding her daughter Elizabella. In April 2015, she tweeted about an incident at a London airport when she was not permitted to bring her pumped breast milk through security. She also defended a mother's right to breastfeed in public during an appearance on "The Wendy Williams Show."
Thandie Newton

Perfect happiness @latitudefest This is what my body is made for. And the rest is my choice. #Freedom

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Thandie Newton posted a breastfeeding selfie in July 2016. "This is what my body is made for," she wrote in the caption. "And the rest is my choice. #Freedom"
Mila Kunis
While promoting "Bad Moms," Mila Kunis revealed that she received "shameful" looks from strangers while breastfeeding her daughter, Wyatt, in public.

“In the States and in our culture, we sexualize the breast so much that there’s an aspect of it that people just don’t know how to wrap their head around the idea of showing your breast in public,” she explained, adding, "If it’s not for you, don’t look.”
Chrissy Teigen


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Since becoming a mother, Chrissy Teigen has been very open about her decision to breastfeed, posting Snapchat videos of herself nursing baby Luna.

In June 2016, she posted a hilarious Instagram photo of herself clutching her breasts while riding Disneyland's Splash Mountain. The caption reads, “MY MILK.”
Tess Holliday

My friend @jackiedunnsmith snapped this photo of me breastfeeding Bowie today & it makes my heart swell 💕💖💕 #normalizebreastfeeding #bowiejuniper

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Since welcoming her son Bowie, model Tess Holliday has posted several breastfeeding photos on Instagram, including one of her nursing on the job at a photo shoot.
Tamera Mowry
Tamera Mowry
Tamera Mowry opened up about her breastfeeding struggles in a personal post on her website.

"Aden wasn’t latching properly, which meant I experienced soreness, my nipples were callused and I was in pain for about eight weeks," she wrote. "I was having a hard time keeping up my supply of milk, and it was taking a major emotional toll on me."
Kristin Cavallari

The glamorous side of the #BalancinginHeels #BookTour 😂

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In March 2016, Kristin Cavallari posted a photo of herself pumping on her book tour.

One month later, she again posed with her breast pump while lounging on vacation.
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Adele opened up about her breastfeeding experience and the pressure on moms to nurse during a performance in London in March 2016.

“The pressure on us is fucking ridiculous,” she said. “And all those people who put pressure on us, you can go f*ck yourselves, all right? Because it’s hard. Some of us can’t do it. I managed about nine weeks with my boobs.”

“All I wanted to do was breastfeed and then I couldn’t and then I felt like, ‘If I was in the jungle now back in the day, my kid would be dead because my milk’s gone,’” she added.
Padma Lakshmi

A shout out to working Moms everywhere!! #TBT #topchefmemories #littehands #nursing

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Padma Lakshmi posted a throwback photo that shows her multitasking while nursing her baby daughter. "This is a shout out to working Moms everywhere!!" she wrote in the caption.
Brooklyn Decker

#notgoldenglobes #mykidsuckinonagoldenglobetho

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Brooklyn Decker posted a too-real breastfeeding photo the night of the Golden Globes 2016. Her hashtags of choice: #notgoldenglobes #mykidsuckinonagoldenglobetho.
Zoe Saldana
While struggling with pumping pain, Zoe Saldana turned to Twitter for advice from fellow lactating mamas. She received many pain relief tips from her followers.
Jessica Alba
In a July 2015 interview with Yahoo Parenting, the actress explained that the feeding line at her company Honest Co. supports both breastfeeding and formula feeding parents. “The overall community online was either one or the other. And a lot of my friends did both," Alba said. "So I wanted to develop a real dialogue, and create a line that’s for everyone. So whether you want to breastfeed, or whether you want to supplement feed, we’re going to give you the best in both areas.” In her book, The Honest Life, she shared her personal breastfeeding journey, writing, “I breastfed as long as I could, but not as long as I wanted. I had to get back to work, and I wasn’t able to keep it going.”
Blake Lively

The PERKS of breastfeeding. 😳😊🍼👙🍼 #YesThatsRiceInMyHair #BlondevsBronde #BrondeJamesBronde

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Lively posted an Instagram photo of herself nursing her daughter James, along with the caption: “The PERKS of breastfeeding. #YesThatsRiceInMyHair #BlondevsBronde #BrondeJamesBronde.”
Nicole Trunfio
After model Nicole Trunfio brought her newborn baby son to for her Elle Australia photo shoot, a picture of her breastfeeding him landed on the cover. She later posted a candid nursing photo on Instagram.
Kourtney Kardashian

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

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While on vacation in Las Vegas in April 2015, Kourtney Kardashian posted an Instagram photo of herself with her breast pump. The caption read, "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas."

The mom of three has been open about her breastfeeding experience in the past. In 2011, she said she quit breastfeeding son, Mason, when he was 14 months old. "I think I stopped early because my sisters were like 'OK, it's time, it's time,'" she said on the "Today" show. "I miss it, I loved it."
Doutzen Kroes
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Dutch model Doutzen Kroes appeared on the March 2015 cover of Vogue Netherlands with her kids, who also appeared in a photo shoot for the magazine. Posing in a bed with her husband DJ Sunnery James and 4-year-old son Phyllon, Kroes breastfed her 5-month-old daughter Myllena in a one shot.
Molly Sims
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Supermodel Molly Sims opened up about her struggles with breastfeeding her first child in an interview with Fit Pregnancy for her February/March cover issue. “When Brooks was born, my milk never came in, and I tried to breastfeed for three months,” she said. “I felt awful and ashamed." "I wanted to breastfeed because it’s so good for the baby, so I worked with a lactation specialist," Sims continued. "After three months, she said, ‘You’re done. You don’t have any milk.’ I’ll try breastfeeding again, but if it doesn’t work, I won’t push it.”
Amanda Peet
Amanda Peet
During a January 2015 appearance on "The Ellen Degeneres Show," Amanda Peet revealed that she puts cabbage on her breasts after nursing. "Some people get painful engorgement and you can put cabbage leaves on your boobs, and it stops the milk," she explained.
Kerry Washington
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Actress Kerry Washington opened up about breastfeeding her daughter, Isabelle, in a November 2014 interview with BET's 106 & Park. She explained that nursing her baby inspired her to take care of herself

"I'm breastfeeding, so I can't starve myself," she said. "It's important for me to be a good mom and a good actor, and be responsible to myself and my family."
Olivia Wilde
In the September 2014 issue of Glamour, Olivia Wilde talked about her experience breastfeeding her 4-month-old son Otis. Accompanying the interview was a stunning image of her nursing him.
Alanis Morissette
In 2014, Alanis Morissette celebrated World Breastfeeding Week with a joyful breastfeeding photo.

The singer expressed her pro-attachement parenting beliefs in 2012 and said, "I breastfeed and I'll be breastfeeding until my son is finished and he weans," on "The Billy Bush Show."
Gwen Stefani

#Switzerland !!!!!🍼

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Stefani was still breastfeeding son, Kingston, when she went on tour in 2007. She told The Guardian, "I don't know when I'm going to stop breastfeeding... I'll just keep going while I can -- like, he's getting his teeth so it is a little bit scary. He's bitten me a few times!" In 2014, she posted a beautiful Instagram photo of herself feeding her son Apollo in Switzerland.
Natalia Vodianova
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Natalia Vodianova, a Russian model notable for her work with Calvin Klein, debuted her son Maxim to the world with a stunning breastfeeding photo.
Jaime King
Jaime King posted a photo of herself nursing her son James on Instagram, along with this caption: "#JamesKnight is now 8 months old! These are the moments a mother lives for. Breastfeeding should not be taboo- and bottle feeding should not be judged- it's ALL fun for the whole family:)" When her second son was born in July, she shared another sweet breastfeeding photo on Instagram.
Halle Berry
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During a 2014 appearance on "The Ellen Degeneres Show," Halle Berry reenacted her breastfeeding experiences.

“When I would put Nahla on the boob, she would [have] a nice little girly suck," she said of her daughter. Talking about her son, she said, "Him ... he’s like sucking the life out of me!”
Kristen Bell
When Kristen Bell hosted the 2014 CMT Awards, she gave her Twitter followers a glimpse into her "new backstage beauty routine" -- a breast pump.

Penelope Cruz
In an interview with Allure, Penelope Cruz spoke openly about nursing her children. "I was breast-feeding my son 13 months, and I plan to do the same with my daughter. [Nursing] is addictive. It's hard when the day comes when you have to stop." She also pointed out one of the perks of breastfeeding. "I'm supposed to get extra calories because breastfeeding you burn, like, an extra 500 a day."
Gisele Bundchen
In 2010, Bundchen declared there should be a "worldwide law" requiring new mothers to breastfeed for six months after they give birth. Many critics were unhappy with her statement, and she eventually clarified by writing on her blog: "My intention in making a comment about the importance of breastfeeding has nothing to do with the law. It comes from my passion and beliefs about children." In 2013, the model Instagrammed a "multitasking" photo of herself breastfeeding her daughter while having her hair, makeup, and nails done.
During an album photo shoot in 2012, Pink shared a photo of herself nursing baby Willow Sage on Instagram and Twitter. The next year, her husband Carey Hart posted an Instagram photo of his wife breastfeeding their daughter at a restaurant in Paris.

In honor of National Breastfeeding Month 2016, Pink posted a throwback photo of herself nursing Willow.
Hilary Duff
In 2012, Hilary Duff confirmed in an interview with Us Weekly that she chose to nurse her son Luca. "I'm breastfeeding now so that's a really wonderful experience -- challenging but wonderful,"
Selma Blair
In an interview with People Magazine, actress Selma Blair spoke openly about breastfeeding her son Arthur in public. "We all have nipples," she said. "I don’t care who I offend; my baby wants to eat. If I can’t get a cover over me quick enough, so be it."
Alicia Silverstone
Alicia Silverstone -- whose pre-mastication video thrust her baby-feeding philosophy into the public spotlight -- was once photographed breastfeeding Bear Blu while walking.
Beyonce was spotted breastfeeding Blue Ivy in New York City while dining out with husband, Jay-Z in 2012.
Tori Spelling
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In November 2011, Spelling's husband, Dean McDermott tweeted a photo of his son, Liam, who was 4 at the time, which showed Spelling's breasts in the background. "I am a mom, I was nursing my baby... [Dean] was so devastated about it that I couldn't be mad. I mean it was genuinely an accident," Spelling told CNN about the incident.
Mayim Bialik
Actress Mayim Bialik blogged on kveller.com in September 2011 about starting to wean her 3-year-old son Fred. The post included a highly publicized photo of Bialik breastfeeding Fred on the New York City subway. In her book, "Beyond The Sling," she wrote that he still nursed about five times a day at that age, and later told CNN "it is still a tremendous source of discipline, and of bonding, that occurs between a mother and a child."
Kendra Wilkinson
Wilkinson once told Baby Zone an outrageous story about the first party she went to after giving birth to baby Hank: "I went to Eve nightclub in Vegas and my boobs started leaking. I couldn't do anything so I breastfed myself [laughs]. And it tasted sweet, too!"
Miranda Kerr
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Shortly after giving birth to her son, Flynn, Kerr posted a photo on her blog that husband Orlando took of her nursing. A few months later, she shared a photo on Twitter of herself breastfeeding while on the job.
Julie Bowen
Back in 2010, "Modern Family" star Julie Bowen showed "Lopez Tonight" viewers a photo of the way she nursed her twin boys -- breastfeeding both babies at the same time. "It's like two little liposuction machines on you," she said. "They suck the fat out of you. They call it the 'double football hold.' You hold one here, and here [gesturing to her breasts], like two footballs ... They're doing God's work right there, helping me return to my birth weight."
Rebecca Romijn
In 2009, Romijn told Extra!, "Breastfeeding is the very best diet I've been on. It's amazing."
Naomi Watts
Watts told PEOPLE magazine in 2009 that breastfeeding was how she lost weight. "He's sucking it all out of me, it seems," she said.
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek breastfed a newborn baby boy in Africa whose mother had no milk in 2009. Hayek was weaning her own daughter, Valentina, at the time, but still had milk to donate.
Angelina Jolie
The November 2008 cover of W magazinefeatured Jolie nursing.
Christina Aguilera
Five weeks after giving birth to son, Max, Aguilera went on The Ellen Show wearing a low cut, revealing dress that prompted the talk show host to ask, "Are you nursing?"
Elisabeth Hasselbeck
In 2008, Hasselback demonstrated how to use a breast pump on "The View" -- she was nursing her son, Taylor, at the time.
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Gyllenhaal was photographed by the paparazzi in 2007 nursing her daughter, Ramona, during a walk by the Hudson River.
Jennifer Garner
In the the April 2007 issue Garner told Allure Magazine: "All I ever heard was everyone bitch about [nursing] -- nobody ever said, 'You are not going to believe how emotional this is.' It's like, I'll say I'm going to stop, and then I'm in there, feeding her."
Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale told Jay Leno in 2006 that she missed breastfeeding her daughter and that "she was very good at it."
Gwyneth Paltrow
When Gwyneth Paltrow was nursing her second child in 2006, she told Harper's Bazaar, "I stay healthy by working out but not dieting, because I am a milk machine."
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