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20 Celeb Moms Who Breastfed and Their Quotes About Breastfeeding (Photos)

jennifer garner

Jennifer Garner loved breastfeeding her girls.

A mother’s decision whether or not to breastfeed her baby is one that has generated a ton of controversy in the past few years. While there are strong arguments on both ends of the spectrum, I’m a big believer in the philosophy that every woman has to do what feels best for her and her baby. What works for one may not work for another, and we should support each other instead of being judgmental.

Celebrity moms are huge fans and advocates of breastfeeding their children. In fact, it is very difficult to find much information about famous women who did not choose to breastfeed. There are a handful of them out there, but the majority of Hollywood mamas definitely think that the breast is best.

Celeb mom Jennifer Garner’s experience with nursing her two daughters turned into something much bigger than she expected. On the subject of breastfeeding, she said, “All I ever heard was everyone bitch about it, nobody ever said, ‘You are not going to believe how emotional this is.'”

Unlike most celeb moms, Jennifer did not credit breastfeeding with helping her shed post-baby pounds. She said, It happened to a lot of my girlfriends and sisters, and I really thought, ‘This is the ticket, the best diet in the world’  and it just wasn’t. I kept waiting, and I just didn’t lose weight.  It took six months before I did.  I also, though, used breastfeeding as an excuse to eat whatever I wanted.  I’ve always had a flat stomach, and now everyone’s just always going to think I’m two months pregnant for the rest of my life!”

In addition to Jennifer Garner, here are photos of 19 other celebrity moms who breastfed their babies, along with their quotes about breastfeeding.

To go a step further and see pictures of women who breastfeed in public, make sure to check out our slideshow here.

Photos: PRPhotos


  • Rachel Griffiths 1 of 19
    Rachel Griffiths
    "I love ABC, they really look out for breastfeeding mothers. We have I think eight nursing and pumping mothers on our show this season so there are pump stations everywhere."
  • Helena Bonham Carter 2 of 19
    Helena Bonham Carter
    "People say, 'You're still breast-feeding, that's so generous.' Generous, no! It gives me boobs and it takes my thighs away! It's sort of like natural liposuction. I'd carry on breastfeeding for the rest of my life if I could."
  • Kelly Rutherford 3 of 19
    Kelly Rutherford
    "It's an amazing bond with your child. Some cultures do it up to five years, normally. I thought, 'Well, I'll just do it as long as it feels right for my son.'"
  • Alyson Hannigan 4 of 19
    Alyson Hannigan
    "I know it's a cliché, but I was eating just ridiculous amounts of food but still losing weight. I think I should just keep breastfeeding until she's 18."
  • Tori Amos 5 of 19
    Tori Amos
    "An ounce of breastmilk is even more potent than the finest tequila."
  • Samantha Harris 6 of 19
    Samantha Harris
    "It's something none of my friends from home were choosing to do, but a lot of my L.A. friends were doing it. I knew it would be a challenge, but I thought that it was a wonderful choice to make if it works out."
  • Kate Beckinsale 7 of 19
    Kate Beckinsale
    "I do miss breastfeeding. I was good at it."
  • Nancy O’Dell 8 of 19
    Nancy O'Dell
    "Breastfeeding is the best diet. I want to eat healthy for her, so it's easy to say no to pizza."
  • Tori Spelling 9 of 19
    Tori Spelling
    "Yes, it's hard, but I love it. That's our time together, and I can give him the one thing he wants...food! Dean took a photo of me nursing, and I was horrified. I was thinking this poor baby must be so scared of this giant thing coming at him."
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones 10 of 19
    Catherine Zeta-Jones
    "I'm going to do it as long as I can. There is something so intimate about it. For that one hour or 45 minutes it's just wonderful. It's wonderful bonding and you know they're getting all those antibodies."
  • Salma Hayek 11 of 19
    Salma Hayek
    "I'm like an alcoholic. It's like, I don't care if I cry, I don't care if I'm fat, I'm just gonna do it for one more week, one more month, and then, when I see how much good it is doing her, I can't stop. It's a very powerful thing you know."
  • Jada Pinkett Smith 12 of 19
    Jada Pinkett Smith
    "I breastfed a good 18 months. That baby never even saw a bottle. He went everywhere with me - premieres, award shows. I would just find a back room and hook him up."
  • Gwen Stefani 13 of 19
    Gwen Stefani
    "I love that I'm someone special and that I feed him. I'm the milk cow! My theory is that nursing gives you superhuman powers. How else could I be doing all this when I'm usually a sleepaholic?"
  • Christina Aguilera 14 of 19
    Christina Aguilera
    "I think they say that when you're breastfeeding, your weight kind of slims down. It's a little easier. It's like a workout within itself. It's very tiring actually and you find yourself snacking more often."
  • Rachel Weisz 15 of 19
    Rachel Weisz
    "I think you feel a lot more confident and much more appreciative of your body."
  • Jodie Foster 16 of 19
    Jodie Foster
    "I just can't stop losing weight with the breastfeeding. I ate as much as I possible could, but kept losing."
  • Bethenny Frankel 17 of 19
    Bethenny Frankel
    "I breastfed Bryn and would only choose that option for my baby. For me, it was the most bonding and healthy choice and having that beautiful experience brought me closer to my child."
  • Gisele Bundchen 18 of 19
    Gisele Bundchen
    "There should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months."
  • Miranda Kerr 19 of 19
    Miranda Kerr
    "To me it is the most natural thing in the world and I love it and the bonding time we have during those precious and beautiful moments."

 

 

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