The Art of the Celebrity Breastfeeding Photo: From Going Glam to Getting Real
Ashley Graham, Chrissy Teigen & more celeb mamas are helping fight the stigmas around breastfeeding with these empowering photos
Sock It To 'Em
While some celebs choose to take totally glammed up photos of their breastfeeding experiences, Ilana Glazer kept hers totally real!
The Broad City actress revealed that she had given birth to her first baby with husband David Rooklin by sharing a photo of her bonding with the newborn, captioning the snap, "Been breastfeedin in compression socks for the past 3 weeks, hbu?
Go For the Glam Shot
The new mom and her husband Justin Ervin were enjoying every moment with their newborn, Isaac Menelik Giovanni.
"I remember holding Isaac for the first time and telling Justin, 'Now we're family forever,'" the model wrote alongside a photo of the proud parents gazing adoringly at their little one on Instagram. "I have so many reasons to be grateful; all of the love and support from this amazing community, an incredible husband, and a beautiful baby who has opened my eyes to just how amazing this world really is," she added.
LOOK SO PEACEFUL
With a pink heart emoji, Tia Mowry-Hardrict wrote alongside her picture of baby Cairo Tiahna, "This is Love. #breastfeeding #motherhood #5months." In the Instagram photo, Mowry-Hardrict - who also shares son Cree Taylor with husband Cory Hardrict - smiled warmly at the camera as she cradled her daughter, who wore a yellow outfit.
MAKE IT LIGHT-HEARTED
Alongside her National Breastfeeding Week photo, America Ferrera wrote, "They're my boobies, and I'll feed where I want to- feed where I want to - feeeeed where I want to..." while keeping her then-3-month-old son Sebastian's face covered with a silly sticker.
ENLIST YOUR FAMILY
The singer shared a photo of herself smiling on Instagram with her husband Mario "Souleye" Treadway and their son Ever Imre sitting on either side of her while she breastfed daughter Onyx.
DO IT ON VACATION
GET A FACIAL
ADD ON A FILTER
Ahead of her Latin Grammys hosting gig, Roselyn Sanchez took a moment to bond with newborn son Dylan Gabriel - making the snapshot all the more whimsical with a heart-eyes filter.
NEVER STOP SMIZING
Jenna Jameson kept her sultry expression front and center as her newborn baby, daughter Batel Lu, drank up.
MAKE IT SUPER CANDID
In an impromptu snapshot with napping daughter Willow, Pink held onto her son Jameson as she breastfed him on the family's couch.
A bare-faced Molly Sims ditched makeup for an impromptu photo shoot with her hungry baby boy, Grey Douglas. The model accompanied the breastfeeding selfie with a message for all moms: "BREASTFEEDING=JUDGEMENT FREE ZONE!"
ADD A MESSAGE
Alanis Morissette killed two birds with one stone in her pic, promoting breastfeeding (that's daughter Onyx) and voting.
CRACK FANS UP WITH THE CAPTION
"My drinking buddy," Wilde joked along with her photo of newborn daughter Daisy downing milk.
KEEP IT CASUAL
"@caseyloza always capturing me in moments #momonthego," Audrina Patridge, with infant daughter Kirra, wrote of the candid snap her sister shot.
USE SOFT LIGHTING
"Sunday morning snuggles with my baby girl," Liv Tyler wrote next to this sweet shot with daughter Lula Rose. "So grateful for this precious gift."
DON'T BE SHY
"This is what my body is made for," Thandie Newton captioned a selfie with her son Booker Jombe. "And the rest is my choice. #Freedom"
CHOOSE SOME PRETTY SCENERY
For Gwen Stefani and youngest son Apollo, that meant in front of a mountain in Switzerland. Top that!
SHOW SUPPORT FOR ALL MOTHERS
Model and mama of two Tess Holliday has long been a proponent of the #normalizebreastfeeding movement. "Don't let anyone make you feel bad about feeding your child, wherever that may be," her fiancé Nick wrote next to a black-and-white snap of their son Bowie breastfeeding three weeks after he was born. "And for the women out there who can't breastfeed, don't let anyone make you feel bad about that either." All that's missing is the 'praise hands' emoji.
BE READY ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
Leave it to Chrissy Teigen to go extra-glam while letting daughter Luna lunch. The model fed her daughter in Fergie's new "M.I.L.F.$." video, a moment she called "beautiful. I was [like], '[Luna's] here, and it's 'MILF Money' - I would love to capture this moment with her.' They were so accommodating of a newborn baby. It was like 10 minutes, but it went by so fast, I loved it."
"This #breastfeeding stuff is no joke," Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss captioned a shot of herself with son Ace, mid-shampoo. "He doesn't care that I have a head full of shampoo. He wants to eat now!"
ADD A LITTLE HONESTY …
"It was challenging for me at the start, but I am loving every step of this journey," model Karolina Kurkova wrote alongside a snap of son Noah. "I celebrate the women who have made this beautiful commitment!! It's not an easy process, but I encourage you to not give up!"
… AND A LITTLE HUMOR
Missing out on some fun for a feeding? Try and see the lighter side. "#notgoldenglobes mykidsuckinonagoldenglobetho," Brooklyn Decker joked in her January shot with son Hank.
PEPPER IN A LITTLE #REALTALK
"I'm not going to lie, for the first time in my life I have boobs, and I love it," Terri Seymour wrote in her PEOPLE blog about nursing daughter Coco.
INCLUDE PUPPIES FOR CUTENESS
Not that Jaime King and her son James aren't already adorable.
REMIND PEOPLE IT'S NATURAL
"In photos of me nursing, there's probably less cleavage than what I've shown on the red carpet," Jessie James Decker, here with son Eric Jr., has said. "Sharing breastfeeding photos online is a good example for other women who want to nurse. Nursing is hard. It doesn't always come easy and we need to support each other."
KEEP IT SIMPLE
As with model Doutzen Kroes' dreamy pic of daughter Myllena, a caption is hardly needed.
SHOW SOME LOVE
Jamie-Lynn Sigler threw in a couple of Likes on a photo of herself feeding newborn son Jack Adam, cheekily adding the "SAVAGE" Instagram Stories badge.