Top 8 Celeb Breastfeeding Stories
Kendra Wilkinson and Kourtney Kardashian
Little things — or rather "big" in this case — like breast implants won't stop Kourtney Kardashian from breastfeeding after she gives birth in December. "I actually went to my doctor today and asked him about it, and he said you usually can," the reality starlet told TVGuide.com. "You just need to try it because you won't know until you try."
Kardashian's disclosure reminded us of how often celeb-parents overshare about breastfeeding. It's a natural, beautiful, healthy thing and all, but sometimes: TMI. Here are our top 8 favorite celebrity breastfeeding stories:
8. Kendra Wilkinson's Leaky Boob
5. Gwen Stefani's Off-Center
Like fellow expectant E! mom Kardashian, Kendra Wilkinson wants to breastfeed despite implants. Unlike Kardashian, she didn't ask her doctor first and found herself seeped in what she thought was breast milk. "I was so scared that I wasn't going to be able to nurse that when I saw stuff come out of my nipples the other day, I was like, 'I can breastfeed?'" she told Us Weekly. "And I asked my doctor, who said, 'That's fine, but it's not milk yet!'" It's actually called colostrum (premilk). Time to buy some nursing pads.
7. Angelina Jolie Breastfeeds on W
W magazine's November 2008 issue celebrated art — namely Brad Pitt's art. His slightly grainy black-and-white shot of Jolie feeding one of their twins graced the cover of W. At first glance, you don't notice the side-boob and the baby's tiny fingers, but there they are. Subtle, Brad. It's a serene, natural and relaxed shot that reaffirms what we already knew: Angie looks good doing anything. Thanks, guys.
6. Naomi Watts' Lactose Lobotomy
Despite new-mom fatigue and low memory, Watts was still able to do math and coin a new breastfeeding term. "I'm busy milking all day long," she told David Letterman. "I feel like I have probably lost a good 75 percent of my brain power. ... I say it halved itself and it halved itself again. It's not just the sleep deprivation, it is the breastfeeding and I call it the 'lactose lobotomy.'" Watch Watt's interview.
Botched boob jobs aren't the only things that can leave your breasts oddly shaped. If your kid ain't hungry, you can end up walking around uneven for hours. "I'm like totally lopsided right now, because he only wanted to have one little bit," Stefani told Canada's The Star
of feeding her then-6-month-old son, Kingston.4. Mary-Louise Parker's Golden Globes
Eighteen days after giving birth to her son, Mary-Louise Parker strutted up on stage at the Beverly Hilton to pick up her Golden Globe for Angels in America
and then declared: "Janel Moloney just told me she would pay me $1,000 if I thanked my newborn son for making my boobs look so good in this dress." Judge for yourself here
3. Kate Beckinsale's Breast Party Trick
The British beauty boasted one of her "many useless talents" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
three years ago: long-distance milk squirting. Lamenting that her breastfeeding days are long over (daughter Lily was then 7), Beckinsale shared that she developed quite a talent with her engorged breasts. "Breastfeeding is like, you call up a pizza and if you call it up a lot, like 27 pizzas arrive. And that's what I was like. I could hit the wall from quite a distance." 2. Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd and the Art of Pumping
Breastfeeding is always a hot topic for the View
ladies (and we will expect nothing less when Hasselbeck returns from maternity leave in October). After Hasselbeck gave birth to her second child, she and co-panelist Shepherd rather enthusiastically demonstrated the effects of a breast pump. "It sucks your nipples out to there
!" Shepherd explained, pointing. Sensing we needed a tangible visual, Hasselbeck put rolled up index cards on her breasts, only to have Shepherd feign pumping into coffee mugs... which Hasselbeck delivered to an audience member. And if that's not enough for you, she also told us she doesn't like when her boobs touch. Good to know. Watch the demo now
.1. Got Salma Hayek's Breast Milk?
Sharing is caring, and that's what Hayek wants to teach her daughter, Valentina. The voluptuous actress nursed a malnourished baby boy — who shares a birthday with her daughter — during a humanitarian mission to Sierra Leone. "I actually think that my baby would be very proud to be able to share her milk," she said. "When she grows up, I'm going to make sure that she continues to be a generous, caring person, and I think that's the best thing I can give her as a mother." In a related story, thousands of men are starving. Watch Hayek breastfeed the baby here