When "Jersey Shore" star Snooki was pregnant, she admitted that she was reluctant to breastfeed. "It just looks so painful," the 24-year-old told GMA's Juju Chang. Pumps confused her too. "It's kind of like you're a cow, and you just milk it?" she asked.
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But now that Snooki has given birth to Lorenzo LaValle, it looks as though she's overcome her fear. A fan on Twitter, who is a mother, photographer and knitter, took it upon herself to find out if the new mom is nursing. Snooki wasted no time in responding:
At a time when women are constantly being shamed for breastfeeding in public, it's important to many nursing moms that public figures endorse the practice. For this reason, Cheri was quite pleased with the exchange.
UPDATE: Snooki has retired fist pumping.
Snooki joins many other celebrity moms who have gone public with their breastfeeding views. Below, the 21 Most Memorable Nursing Moments In Hollywood.
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 2014, she posted a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/gwen-stefani-breastfeeding-photo-_n_5621839.html" target="_blank">beautiful Instagram photo</a> of herself feeding her son Apollo in Switzerland.
Natalia Vodianova, a Russian model notable for her work with Calvin Klein, debuted her son Maxim to the world through a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/06/natalia-vodianova-instagrams-breastfeeding-photo_n_5454523.html" target="_blank">stunning breastfeeding photo</a>.
Jaime King <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/10/jaime-king-breastfeeding-photo-_n_5479735.html" target="_blank">posted a photo of herself nursing</a> her son James on Instagram, along with this caption: "#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:)"
When Kristen Bell hosted the 2014 CMT Awards, she gave her Twitter followers a glimpse into her <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/06/kristen-bell-breast-pump-cmt-music-awards_n_3395994.html" target="_blank">"new backstage beauty routine"</a> -- a breast pump.
In an interview with <a href="http://www.allure.com/celebrity-trends/cover-shoot/2014/penelope-cruz?mbid=synd_huffpostyle#slide=1" target="_blank">Allure</a>, Penelope Cruz spoke openly about nursing her children. "I was breast-feeding my son 13 months, and I plan to do the same with my daughter. [Nursing] is addictive. It's hard when the day comes when you have to stop." She also pointed out one of the perks of breastfeeding. "I'm supposed to get extra calories because breastfeeding you burn, like, an extra 500 a day."
During an album photo shoot in 2012, Pink shared a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/21/pink-breastfeeding_n_1614989.html" target="_blank">photo of herself nursing</a> baby Willow Sage on Instagram and Twitter. The next year, her husband Carey Hart posted an <a href="http://instagram.com/p/SoVgq6k8lM/" target="_blank">Instagram photo</a> of his wife breastfeeding their daughter at a restaurant in Paris. And according to <a href="http://blogs.babycenter.com/celebrities/06202012-pinks-breastfeeding-pic-is-simply-stunning/" target="_blank">Baby Center</a>, in a tweet about the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/10/jamie-lynne-grumet-breastfeeding-time-magazine-cover_n_1506096.html?ref=attachment-parenting" target="_blank">famous TIME article</a> on attachment parenting, the singer wrote, “It’s time we support what’s healthy (breastfeeding) instead of judge it.”
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 an interview with People Magazine, actress Selma Blair <a href="http://celebritybabies.people.com/2012/03/29/selma-blair-get-real-for-kids-breastfeeding-arthur/" target="_blank">spoke openly</a> about breastfeeding her son Arthur in public. "We all have nipples," she said. "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."
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>.
In 2012, Hilary Duff confirmed in an interview with <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/hilary-duff-breastfeeding-is-challenging-but-wonderful-2012204" target="_blank">Us Weekly</a> that she chose to nurse her son Luca. "I'm breastfeeding now so that's a really wonderful experience -- challenging but wonderful,"
In 2010, Bundchen <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/gisele-bundchen-mandatory-breastfeeding-should-be-a-worldwide-law-201028" target="_blank">declared there should be a "worldwide law"</a> requiring new mothers to breastfeed for six months after they give birth. Many critics were unhappy with her statement, and <a href="http://www.bettyconfidential.com/ar/ld/a/gisele-backtracks-on-breastfeeding-law-comment.html" target="_blank">she eventually clarified by writing on her blog</a>: "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." In 2013, the model Instagrammed a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/10/gisele-bundchen-breastfeeding_n_4419988.html" target="_blank">"multitasking" photo</a> of herself breastfeeding her daughter while having her hair, makeup, and nails done.
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.
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."
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?"
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.
Back in 2010, "Modern Family" star Julie Bowen <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/18/modern-familys-julie-bowe_n_580757.html" target="_blank">showed "Lopez Tonight" viewers a photo</a> of the way she nursed her twin boys -- breastfeeding both babies at the same time. "It's like two little liposuction machines on you," she said. "They suck the fat out of you. They call it the 'double football hold.' You hold one here, and here [gesturing to her breasts], like two footballs ... They're doing God's work right there, helping me return to my birth weight."
<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."
When Gwyneth Paltrow was nursing her second child in 2006, she<a href="http://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebrity/news/gwyneth-paltrow-cover-story-0708-3" target="_blank"> told Harper's Bazaar</a>, "I stay healthy by working out but not dieting, because I am a milk machine."