Singer Pink has dropped her rockstar lifestyle to breastfeed her daughter, Willow Sage. Instead of drinking and smoking during her recent album photo shoot, the mom of one nursed baby Willow, and even shared a stunning photo (Instagrammed, of course) of the two of them via Twitter:
Pink isn't the first celebrity to tell fans she is breastfeeding. After attachment parents -- especially those who practice baby-led weaning and may breastfeed their children into toddlerhood -- came under fire (thanks to a certain magazine cover), famous moms spoke out in support. Alanis Morissette wrote in a HuffPost blog why being an attachment parent is important to her, actress Mayim Bialik defended specific aspects of attachment parenting on CNN, and according to Baby Center, Pink tweeted:
“I felt that the article in TIME on attachment parenting was unfortunately a tad extreme. I support attachment parenting 100%… And have a very happy and healthy little girl to show for it. It’s time we support what’s healthy (breastfeeding) instead of judge it.”
Indeed, though doctors and the American Academy of Pediatrics stand behind a "breast is best" ideal, the general public in the U.S. isn't always supportive of nursing moms -- breastfeeders are told to cover up in libraries, retail stores, courtrooms, the list goes on. Hopefully, Pink's photo will bring us one step closer to normalizing the image of a mom feeding her child.
Of course, celebs have been sharing their breastfeeding stories long before Instagram made it cool. Click through the gallery below of 21 Memorable Breastfeeding Moments In Hollywood History to see great quotes from Mary-Louise Parker, Kendra Wilkinson and more.
The singer recently <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alanis-morisette/attachment-parenting_b_1563667.html" target="_hplink">expressed</a> her pro-attachement parenting beliefs and <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/21/celebrities-who-breastfeed_n_1533167.html" target="_hplink">said</a>, "I breastfeed and I'll be breastfeeding until my son is finished and he weans," on "The Billy Bush Show."
Beyonce was <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/01/beyonce-breastfeeds-blue-ivy_n_1312950.html" target="_hplink">spotted breastfeeding</a> Blue Ivy in New York City while dining out with husband, Jay-Z.
Alicia Silverstone -- whose <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/27/alicia-silverstone-chews-food-for-bear-blue-mouth-to-mouth_n_1383262.html" target="_hplink">pre-mastication video</a> thrust her baby-feeding philosophy into the public spotlight -- was once <a href="http://socialitelife.com/is-alicia-silverstone-breastfeeding-bear-blu-while-walking-photos-video-03-2012" target="_hplink">photographed breastfeeding</a> Bear Blu <em>while</em> walking.
Actress, <a href="http://www.kveller.com/blog/parenting/it-may-be-time-to-wean-my-three-year-old/" target="_hplink">Mayim Bialik blogged</a> in September about starting to wean her 3-year-old. In her new book, "Beyond The Sling," Bialik writes that he still nurses about five times a day, and r<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/14/attachment-parenting-mayim-bialik_n_1515029.html" target="_hplink">ecently told CNN</a> "it is still a tremendous source of discipline, and of bonding, that occurs between a mother and a child."
Milano <a href="http://www.bestforbabes.org/alyssa-milano-charmed-by-breastfeeding" target="_hplink">told Best for Babes</a> that she has had no trouble breastfeeding her son, Milo. "I was lucky to have a baby who from the moment he came into the world, was a pro at latching on," she said.
In November 2011, Spelling's husband, Dean McDermott <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/01/tori-spelling-talks-tople_n_1123162.html?" target="_hplink">accidentally tweeted a photo </a>of his son, Liam, who was 4 at the time, which showed Spelling's breasts in the background. "I am a mom, I was nursing my baby... [Dean] was so devasted about it that I couldn't be mad. I mean it was genuinely an accident," Spelling <a href="http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2011/11/29/tori-spelling-at-least-my-breasts-looked-great/" target="_hplink">told CNN about the incident</a>.
Kourtney K. quit breastfeeding son, Mason, when he was 14 months old. "I think I stopped early because my sisters were like 'OK, it's time, it's time,'" <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/07/kourtney-kardashian-talks_n_1000125.html" target="_hplink">she said on the "Today" show</a>. "I miss it, I loved it."
Shortly after giving birth to her son, Flynn, Kerr <a href="http://www.koraorganics.com/blog/live-in-my-skin/all-things-organic/organic-certification/our-darling-little-man-xxx/" target="_hplink">posted a photo</a> on her blog that husband Orlando took of her nursing.
In 2010, Bundchen <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/gisele-bundchen-mandatory-breastfeeding-should-be-a-worldwide-law-201028" target="_hplink">declared there should be a "worldwide law" </a>requiring new mothers to breastfeed for six months after they give birth. Many critics</a> were unhappy with her statement, and <a href="http://www.bettyconfidential.com/ar/ld/a/gisele-backtracks-on-breastfeeding-law-comment.html" target="_hplink">she eventually clarified</a> by writing on her blog: "My intention in making a comment about the importance of breastfeeding has nothing to do with the law. It comes from my passion and beliefs about children."
Wilkinson <a href="http://www.babyzone.com/mom/celebrity-babies/kendra-wilkinson_210550" target="_hplink">once told Baby Zone</a> an outrageous story about the first party she went to after giving birth to baby Hank: "I went to Eve nightclub in Vegas and my boobs started leaking. I couldn't do anything so I breastfed myself [laughs]. And it tasted sweet, too!"
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/02/10/salma-hayek-breastfeeds-a_n_165676.html" target="_hplink">Salma Hayek breastfed a newborn baby boy in Africa </a>whose mother had no milk in 2009. Hayek was weaning her own daughter, Valentina, at the time, but still had milk to donate.
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/01/13/radiant-naomi-watts-steps_n_157477.html" target="_hplink">Watts told PEOPLE magazine in 2009</a> that breastfeeding was how she lost weight. "He's sucking it all out of me, it seems," she said.
In 2009, Romijn <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/30/rebecca-romijn-on-weight_n_194226.html" target="_hplink">told Extra!</a>, "Breastfeeding is the very best diet I've been on. It's amazing."
The November 2008 cover of <em>W magazine</em> <a href="http://www.wmagazine.com/celebrities/2008/11/brad_pitt_angelina_jolie" target="_hplink">featured Jolie nursing. </a>
In 2008, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/01/16/talk-of-nipples-breast-pu_n_81887.html?" target="_hplink">Hasselback demonstrated how to use a breast pump</a> on "The View" -- she was nursing her son, Taylor, at the time.
Five weeks after giving birth to son, Max, Aguilera <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/02/20/christina-aguilera-talks-_n_87645.html" target="_hplink">went on The Ellen Show </a>wearing a low cut, revealing dress that prompted the talk show host to ask, "Are you nursing?"
Stefani was still breastfeeding son, Kingston, when she went on tour in 2007. <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2007/aug/05/fashion.popandrock" target="_hplink">She told The Guardian</a>, "I don't know when I'm going to stop breastfeeding... I'll just keep going while I can -- like, he's getting his teeth so it is a little bit scary. He's bitten me a few times!"
In the the April 2007 issue Garner told <a href="http://celebritybabies.people.com/2007/03/25/jennifer_garner_3-4/" target="_hplink">Allure Magazine:</a> "All I ever heard was everyone bitch about [nursing] -- nobody ever said, 'You are not going to believe how emotional this is.' It's like, I'll say I'm going to stop, and then I'm in there, feeding her."
Gyllenhaal was <a href="http://celebritybabies.people.com/2007/05/05/maggie_gyllenha/" target="_hplink">photographed by the paparazzi </a>in 2007 nursing her daughter, Ramona, during a walk by the Hudson River.
<a href="http://celebritybabies.people.com/2006/06/20/bizarre_breastf/" target="_hplink">Kate Beckinsale told Jay Leno in 2006</a> that she missed breastfeeding her daughter and that "she was very good at it."
In 2004, when Mary-Louise Parker won a <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K91VXG6xFI" target="_hplink">Golden Globe for "Angels in America"</a> she said, "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."