We know that thanks to personal trainers, nutritionists, personal chefs and nannies, celebrity moms are at more of an advantage than the average Jane to lose the baby weight. However, when it comes to breastfeeding, celebs may be more relatable than we thought.
After all, the act of breastfeeding is pretty universal; you're supplying food to your baby, who you grew in your womb for nine months. And guess what? Celeb moms who struggle with breastfeeding are even coming out and discussing the topic now, turning a subject that used to be taboo and somewhat shameful into a comforting one.
And even while breastfeeding can still be a controversial subject (especially when done in public), by sharing their breastfeeding photos, these famous moms are helping turn the conversation into a positive one.
Not one to shy away from showing her true colors on social media, Pink recently shared a multitasking photo breastfeeding her 6-month-old son Jameson while getting her hair and makeup done — but that isn't the first time she's done so.
The rocker's husband, Carey Hart, shared a snap of Pink breastfeeding their firstborn, daughter Willow, while out to dinner in Paris in 2012. Later in 2016, she shared another photo of breastfeeding Willow for National Breastfeeding Week. "In honor of #nationalbreastfeedingweek2016 I proudly post this photo of a very HEALTHY, NATURAL act between mother and child," she wrote.
Hands down the hardest thing about being a mom has been breastfeeding. It was something I did not expect. I just figured it would come naturally because it's what nature intended-I was so wrong. Jackson and I got so frustrated with one another in the beginning and it took every ounce of me to not quit. I realized however I was being selfish. It was an inconvenience and took FOREVER but I was blessed enough to be able to BF. I was in a position that some women would die to be in and I couldn't let that go. I feel for those mamas that can't breastfeed. I get asked at all my appointments how BFing is going and I couldn't imagine how that would make the women who physically can't feel. I also HATE the stigma of breastfeeding. I still feel awkward in public when I feed my baby. Why should I? I'm providing for my child. J and I have come a long way and we work well together now and I'm proud of that. There are still times that I feel overwhelmed with breastfeeding but I know I'm doing to best I can. We as women just do the best we can and that's all anyone can ask. You do you mamas. Don't let anyone make you feel insignificant or like you're not doing your best. Breastfeeding is ridiculously hard and it doesn't always work out. Our kids are going to be just fine. #breastfeeding #milksnob #whereisthebaby? #canyoutellilikestripes?
Tori Roloff shared a photo breastfeeding her and Little People Big World star Zach Roloff's newborn son Kyle earlier this summer, writing that breastfeeding has been the hardest part of being a mother.
“It was something I did not expect,” she wrote on Instagram. “I just figured it would come naturally because it’s what nature intended, [but] I was so wrong.”
The 25-year-old said that she and her son got so “frustrated with one another in the beginning,” that it took almost every ounce of her courage to not quit.
“I realized, however, I was being selfish,” she said. “It was an inconvenience and took FOREVER, but I was blessed enough to be able to [breastfeed].”
“I feel for those mamas that can’t breastfeed. I get asked at all my appointments how [breastfeeding] is going and I couldn’t imagine how that would make the women who physically can’t feel.”
She also wrote that she, too, is fed up with the stigma of breastfeeding.
“I still feel awkward in public when I feed my baby,” she wrote. “Why should I? I’m providing for my child.”
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"Love being a mommy and feeding my sweet boy," she wrote in the photo.
But as candid as the country music crooner is, she admits that social media trolls have influenced the way she interacts with fans online.
"You know, it is kind of hard sometimes because you feel like you have to filter what you post in some ways," Decker told E! News.
"I’ll never post a picture of my kids in their car seats anymore because I'll get schooled on how I'm not doing it correctly or it turns into this argument,” she admitted. "I'm not going to post pictures of them in the backseat eating their snacks. It's not worth it anymore—you ruined it!"
Blake Lively shared a photo breastfeeding her and Ryan Reynolds' first daughter, James, in 2015. While James was cut out of the photo, Lively seemed to want to share her "perky" breasts, captioning the photo, "The PERKS of breastfeeding."
Since then, she and Reynolds have welcomed another daughter, Ines, into the world, and when asked by E! News how she got back into shape after baby number two, Lively said that she's learned to love her postpartum body .
"It's all a process. You know after the second kid it's really different. So this is not my normal body, but I like it."
She continued, "I'm learning to love my body in every iteration and I think that's hard for women, and so I learned a lot."
Brie Bella welcomed her first child, daughter Birdie Joe, with husband Daniel Bryan earlier this year, and about a week postpartum took to Instagram to describe breastfeeding as "exhausting."
"Literally my most favorite thing ever but wow it's exhausting.....but I wouldn't change it for the world," the WWE star captioned a selfie in which she looks tired but content.
Later, she told Entertainment Tonight that the love she feels for her baby while breastfeeding is the best part of being a mother. "The breastfeeding, that bond, and honestly, this was the first morning where she didn't wake up to us, but when she wakes up, and her little eyes open, and they see you, this smile... and babies have innocent smiles, they don't fake anything. They let you know exactly how they're feeling," she said.
In what is also known as a brelfie, Olivia Wilde shared a breastfeeding selfie with her and Jason Sudeikis' 2-week-old daughter, Daisy, last fall. She donned a T-shirt that read "Never underestimate the power of a woman" and captioned the photo "My drinking buddy."
Later, she shared an "ultimate cliché" Instagram photo pumping breastmilk into mason jars.
Back in 2014 when she had her and Sudeikis' first child, son Otis, she posed for a high fashion breastfeeding photo shoot with Glamour.
Before Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady were known for their extremely healthy diet and lifestyle, Bündchen shared a photo breastfeeding their second child, daughter Vivienne, while getting her hair and nails done by her "beauty squad."
"What would I do without this beauty squad after the 15 hours flying and only 3 hours of sleep," she wrote in the 2013 photo, adding the hashtag #gettingready.
Given that the supermodel and her kids eat a natural, plant-based diet, it's not surprising that breastfeeding was important to Gisele.