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The Celebrity Mum Take On Breastfeeding

When it comes to breastfeeding, celebrities are no different from the rest of us – and a remarkable amount of them are very open about both the highs and the lows. Take a look at the celebrity mums who’ve shared photos of breastfeeding, done it in public or been truly honest about their experiences.

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Alyssa Milano

The former Charmed actress uploaded this tender pic of breastfeeding daughter Elizabella on her Instagram account. Alyssa captioned the image with a quote from Milan Kundera, saying, 'Ah, the joy of suckling! She lovingly watched the fishlike motions of the toothless mouth and she imagined that with her milk there flowed into her little son her deepest thoughts, concepts, and dreams.'
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Olivia Wilde

Actress Olivia Wilde starred in GLAMOUR's September issue with the down-to-earth new mum pictured breastfeeding her bub Otis (albeit in a rather more stylish way than most!)

The star tweeted, 'Thanks @glamourmag for knowing there's nothing indecent about feeding a hungry baby.' It wasn't all high glamour though, with Olivia revealing, 'Otis ordered milkshakes. Luckily I had some on me. Then he peed on my dress. Good kid. #boobfood #whennaturecalls'. Keeping it real!

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Alanis Morissette

In support of World Breastfeeding Week 2014, the singer-songwriter posted a 2012 snapshot of her breastfeeding her son Ever, who's now three. Alanis captioned the image, 'family on tour ;) europe 2012 #worldbreastfeedingweek #isupportyou @msjamielynne #everlovedhischakraglasses @jaygordonmdfaap.'
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Jamie King

Actress Jaime King shared this beautiful breastfeeding shot on Instagram with the caption 'Breastfeeding should not be taboo.' Image from Instagram @jamie_king.
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Natalia Vodianova

Natalia Vodianova has released the first picture of her new son on Instagram, saying "Happy birthday baby, from Paolo, Maxim and I," in a post that tagged her boyfriend and Maxim's father, Antoine Arnault. "Love you." Image from Instagram @natasupernova.
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Miranda Kerr

The Victoria’s Secrets model introduced her son Flynn to the world with a Twitter snap of her breastfeeding him. Image from Instagram @mirandakerr.
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Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal is another mum who’s been papped breastfeeding her daughter. The Dark Knight actress was first photographed breastfeeding her daughter Ramona in an NYC park in 2007 and has repeated to publically feed with her second daughter since. Image from Getty.
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Salma Hayek

This actress famously breastfed a malnourished child on a charity trip to Africa in 2009. Salma defended her decision, saying, ‘The baby was perfectly healthy, but the mother did not have any milk. He was very hungry – I was weaning my daughter Valentina, but I still had a lot of milk, so I breastfed the baby.’ Image from Getty.
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Gwen Stefani

Rockstar Gwen Stefani showed she was happy to feed her baby wherever she need to when she breastfed her then newborn son Zuma on a park bench in the US five years ago. The mum of two is currently heavily pregnant with her third baby. Image from Getty.
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Gisele Bundchen

A well-known breastfeeding advocate, Gisele posted a photo of herself breastfeeding her one-year-old daughter Vivien, in December. While having her hair, nails and make-up done simultaneously. Obvs. Image from Instagram @giseleofficial.
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Kim Kardashian

Kim is quite open about the fact that she’s breastfeeding North and even let a scene where her breast leaks milk remain in Keeping Up With The Kardashians – showing the less glamorous every-mums-been-there side of breastfeeding. Image from Getty.
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Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian is very open about her love of breastfeeding and has been snapped numerous times feeding her baby Penelope, and, when younger, her son Mason, and often talks up breastfeeding on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Image from Getty.
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Jennifer Garner

Ben Affleck’s wife has spoken out about how breastfeeding her three children has helped her lose her post-baby weight after having each of her children. Who wouldn’t want an exercise-free way to burn 500 cals a day? Image from Getty.
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Angelina Jolie

Brad took a series of photos of Ange breastfeeding their fraternal twins Knox and Vivienne, which was featured in the October 2008 issue of W Magazine, where they introduced the babies to the world in an exclusive interview. Image from W Magazine.
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Naomi Watts

On the set of The International in 2009, Naomi Watts reportedly had a runner take her expressed milk back to her hotel room for her son Alexander. That’s one way of working mums making sure a baby gets fed! Image from Getty.
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Nicole Richie

In an interview with PEOPLE magazine, Nicole Richie opened up about breastfeeding her first daughter Harlow and the dieting changes she had to make. The Simple Life star said, ‘There’s so much I can’t eat because she’s so sensitive… I eat really bland [food] – chicken noodle soup, vegetables, fish. I had to cut out milk, no tomatoes, no lettuce. You think you have to cut everything out when you’re pregnant, but you really have to cut everything out when you’re breastfeeding.’ Image from Getty.
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Beyonce

Bey made headlines when she breastfed her daughter Blue Ivy while out for lunch with her husband Jay Z. The singer told PEOPLE magazine, ‘I lost most of my weight from breastfeeding and I encourage women to do it. It’s just so good for the baby and good for yourself.’ Image from Getty.
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Gwyneth Paltrow

‘I’m a milk machine,’ Gwyneth once told Harper’s Bazaar . The actress breastfed both of her children – Apple, now eight, and Moses, six. Image from Getty.
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Helena Bonham Carter

Mum-of-two Helena Bonham Carter said she was glad that her breasts had ‘an actual purpose’ once she started breastfeeding. ‘You know you're providing a real service. After carrying around your boobs for so long, it's nice to know they have an actual purpose.’ Image from Getty.
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Courtney Cox

Former Friends star Courtney Cox breastfed her daughter Coco for more than a year. ‘Breastfeeding is undoubtedly the best thing you can do for your baby,’ the actress told the Daily Record. ‘It took a lot of persevering through the weeks because my daughter didn’t latch on properly and it really hurt, but I’m happy I stayed with it because not only do I have a special bond with my child, but it’s easy now and is also extremely healthy.’ Image from Getty.
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Pink

Pink’s another celeb who’s shared a photo of herself breastfeeding. Appearing on Alan Carr’s talk show, the So What singer agreed with Alan that she nurses in public to almost dare someone to say something, claiming, ‘I do. I do on purpose. I think breastfeeding is healthy and natural and it’s a comfort to my baby.’ Image from Instagram @P!nk.
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Heidi Klum

The model revealed to German magazine Gala that she co-slept with all four of her children, partially to make breastfeeding easier. ‘At the moment Lou needs me enormously,’ said Heidi. ‘Not only because of breastfeeding but also because she needs to be close to her mother. She will sleep now for a year with us in our bedroom – just as her siblings did. It's easier at night if she is hungry.’ Image from Getty.
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Victoria Beckham

Hubby David has spoken about Victoria breastfeeding, saying, ‘It’s so important that they have that mother daughter bond and breastfeeding I think is really an incredible thing.’ Image from Getty.

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