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Celebrities Who Promote Breastfeeding

These stars may have nannies to help out with their little ones, but when it comes to breastfeeding, they are all about the one-on-one experience

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In an interview with FoxNews.com, Vanessa Lachey said she breastfeeds son Camden John, but husband, Nick, takes over once she's through.

“I get to nurse him, but whenever I’m not nursing, Nick wants him,” Lachey said. “He just can’t get enough. He changes diapers, he does half the chores in the house, (and) he does laundry. I can’t complain!”

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Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, who recently gave birth to baby boy Lorenzo, initially said she wasn't too keen on the idea of breastfeeding - but she's changed her mind.

"I love nursing my little man!" tweeted the 24-year-old Jersey Shore star.  

 

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Actress Selma Blair, star of "Anger Management," told People Magazine if her 8-month-old son Arthur Saint is hungry, she will breastfeed him - no matter where she is. 

“The only time he cries is if he’s hungry,” Blair, 39, told the magazine. “We all have nipples. 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.”

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After breastfeeding daughter Harper Seven for five weeks, Victoria and David Beckham told People Magazine they are going to start introducing bottles to her. 

"It's so important that they have that mother-daughter bond, and breastfeeding, I think, is really an incredible thing," David Beckham said. "We're in the process of putting it in bottles now, so that means I get to feed her." 

 

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Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey, who gave birth to twins Monroe and Moroccan in April 2011, drank a beer while still in the hospital because she thought it would be beneficial to her lactating - prompting the Los Angeles County Dept. of Children and Family Services to pay her a visit. 

The Department quickly closed the case when it heard the reason why she was drinking in the hospital, and husband Nick Cannon told reporters that despite being anxious to get back to work, Mariah was "breastfeeding in "tandem - with one baby on each arm."

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Tori Spelling

Former “Beverly Hills, 90210” star Tori Spelling, who is pregnant with her third child, now has her own reality TV show “Tori and Dean,” which features her kids, Liam and Stella.

 

A few years ago, Tori told Jimmy Kimmel that breastfeeding was not as easy as she had hoped.

 

“The only trouble I’ve had (with Liam) has been the breastfeeding thing. It’s been a little difficult, cause, I didn’t know, but sometimes you don’t produce, you’d think these things would produce (pointing to breasts), an abundance of milk! He'd be attached and pounding on the boob (with his fists), and I'm like, 'Don't eat angry little man!' And then he got to the point where he realized, 'Well, no matter what I do she's going to stick me on that thing,' which is literally larger than his head, so now he's learned to pacify me and kinda just sit there making lazy sucking noises."

Salma Hayek

Actress Salma Hayek, who gave birth to daughter Valentina in 2007, said she was addicted to breastfeeding.

“I’m like an alcoholic,” she said. “I don’t care if I cry, I don’t care if I’m fat, I am just going to do it for more week, one more month, and then when I see how much good it is doing her and I can’t stop.”


Hayek also made headlines when a picture of her breastfeeding a Sierra Leone baby surfaced. She allowed a camera crew from ABC’s “Nightline” to capture the moment on film.

“The baby was perfectly healthy, but the mother didn’t have milk,” Hayek was quoted as saying. “You should have seen his eyes… When he felt the nourishment, he immediately stopped crying.”

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Nancy O'Dell

When TV host Nancy O’Dell gave birth to daughter Ashby Grace in 2007, she credited her post-pregnancy weight-loss to breastfeeding. O’Dell lost 24 pounds in nine weeks, People Magazine reported. 

“Breastfeeding is the best diet,” she said. “I want to eat healthy for her, so it’s an easy way to say no to pizza.”

Kourtney Kardashian

Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian is a big advocate of breastfeeding her son Mason; she has been filmed pumping on her show “Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami.”

“For me, it just felt like the right thing to do, and has been the most amazing bonding experience,” she wrote on her baby blog, which appears on People.com. 

“I still want to continue breastfeeding for maybe another six months or as long as Mason wants it.”

Kelly Rutherford

“Gossip Girl” actress Kelly Rutherford made headlines in 2008 when she told OK! Magazine that she was still breastfeeding her son, Hermes, at 2-years-old. 

“It’s not good for everyone,” Rutherford said, “but it’s been great for me. Obviously before he goes to college, I’ll have to quit breastfeeding. You know when it’s right and you feel that.”

Kelly also has a daughter, Helena. 

Gisele Bundchen

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, seen here with husband Tom Brady of the New England Patriots, who gave birth to son Benjamin in December 2009, thinks new mothers should be forced to breastfeed their babies for the first six months.


“Some people here don’t think they don’t have to breastfeed, and I think, ‘Are you going to give chemical food to your child when they are so little?’” she said in the U.K. Harper’s Bazaar. 

“I think there should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for the first six months.”

Elle MacPherson

During a recent “National Breastfeeding Week,” supermodel Elle McPherson, a real ambassador for the benefits of breastfeeding, went to Oldham, Manchester in England to celebrate the success of UNICEF’s 10 years of promoting breastfeeding. 

Elle has two sons, Arpad Flynn Alexander and Aurelius Cy Andrea.

Christina Aguilera

Pop singer Christina Aguilera, seen here with ex-husband Jordan Bratman, compared breastfeeding her son Max to working out.

 

“I think they say when you’re breastfeeding, your weight kind of slims down,” she told "Access Hollywood." 

 

“It’s a little easier. It’s like a workout within itself. It’s very tiring actually, and you find yourself snacking more often.”

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie was seen breastfeeding one of her twins (Knox or Vivienne) on the November 2008 cover of W Magazine, as photographed by her longtime partner Brad Pitt. 

Celebrities Who Promote Breastfeeding

These stars may have nannies to help out with their little ones, but when it comes to breastfeeding, they are all about the one-on-one experience

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