Mommy shaming is the phrase used when mothers are criticized for their everyday parenting decisions—one of the most common being breastfeeding. Even though it is beneficial to a mother’s health, provides optimal nutrition to the child, and creates a bond like no other, many people still find breastfeeding taboo. Nevermind the fact that it is the reason women have breasts in the first place.
While mothers are often asked to cover the act or go to a restroom to feed their child, women everywhere are taking a stand to normalize breastfeeding. And what better platform to show your support than on social media? You’ve likely read stories from your friends shared on Facebook, clicked through news articles accounting new incidents of discrimination, and scrolled past a celebrity sharing a photo of herself nursing in hopes of reminding people that breastfeeding is both natural and beautiful. Keep scrolling for eight celebrity moms who have unapologetically told shamers to s*ck it!
“The world has been desensitized to the sexualization of the breast and to violence on tv…why should it be different when it comes to breastfeeding? -Breastfeeding is not sexual it’s natural…” she wrote in the caption.
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“It is hard when it turns to … people are grading you on your personal decisions,” she said in an interview with ET. “You just realize you’ll never make everyone happy…”
She opened up to People saying, “Breastfeeding is just obviously really convenient with my lifestyle. I don’t know when I’m going to stop [nursing]. I’ll just keep going while I can — he’s getting his teeth so it is a little bit scary. He’s bitten me a few times!”
“#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:)” read her caption.
“I mean, everyone would say, it’s time, it’s time, come on,” the mom of three said in an interview with E!. “I started to stop a little bit, weaning and all that, and I’m like, Why am I doing this? If I’m happy and he’s happy.” She nursed son Mason and daughter Penelope until they were nearly 14 months old.