Everyone seems to agree that vitamin D is important throughout life. The Institute of Medicine (IOM), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Health Canada all agree that vitamin D intake (especially during the first year of life) can be crucial, and the dosage should be at least 400 IU per day. How is the infant supposed to get that vitamin D? Human milk, in most nursing mothers, contains very little vitamin D. The AAP urges that all infants, to receive 400 IU of vitamin D per day. With the increase in breastfeeding rates, more parents are looking for easy to use vitamin D supplements, like Baby Ddrops®. The vitamin D recommendations, while appropriate, are not often followed, often because parents are looking for the right option that does not interfere with feeding. Now Baby Ddrops® are becoming more widely available, and we can see that demand is setting new records! Check here for Ddrops® availability.
We hope these breastfeeding celebrities are finding Baby Ddrops® and are giving their babies their much needed vitamin D.
Here are some celebrities who are not shy to talk about breastfeeding:
“When Brooks was born, my milk never came in, and I tried to breastfeed for three months. I felt awful and ashamed. I wanted to breastfeed because it’s so good for the baby, so I worked with a lactation specialist and after three months, she said, ‘You’re done. You don’t have any milk.’ I’ll try breastfeeding again, but if it doesn’t work, I won’t push it.” – Molly Sims
“I’m breastfeeding, so I can’t starve myself. It’s important for me to be a good mom and a good actor, and be responsible to myself and my family.” – Kerry Washington
“I was weaning, but I still had a lot of milk that I was pumping, so I breastfed the baby. You should have seen his eyes. When he felt the nourishment, he immediately stopped crying.” – Salma Hayek
“I breastfeed and I’ll be breastfeeding until my son is finished and he weans,” – Alanis Morissette
“There are familial barriers and institutional barriers [to breastfeeding], in my prenatal classes, breastfeeding was talked about for five minutes. It was like, hold your boob like this, and I didn’t even know what she was talking about. And these were private lessons. My mom didn’t breastfeed me. My generation was all formula-fed mothers. The first time I saw someone breastfeed I was 11 or 12. And I was like, Whoa. I thought it was awesome, and I wanted to do that. It felt so right to me.” – Jenna Elfman
“I still was breastfeeding and I was pumping and I was so committed to ensuring I could keep doing that for Charlotte, and balancing those logistics were really hard. I figured it out, but it took a while to figure it out. It also just took lots of, like, swallowing my pride and being comfortable with pumping in airport bathrooms and kind of wherever I needed to get it done.” – Chelsea Clinton
“If we continue to treat it as a secret art form, reserved for private rooms and hushed conversations, it will remain a taboo. It will become lost in the passage of time, further misunderstood and out of reach for future mothers.” – Natalia Vodianova
“When I would put Nahla on the boob, she would [have] a nice little girly suck,” she said of her daughter. Talking about her son, she said, “Him … he’s like sucking the life out of me!” – Halle Berry
“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. I’m supposed to get extra calories because breastfeeding you burn, like, an extra 500 a day.” – Penelope Cruz
“Breastfeeding isn’t just beneficial — it’s essential, and should be international law. 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.” – Gisele Bundchen
“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.” – Pink
“I first found breastfeeding to be tough but a really wonderful experience — challenging but wonderful. We bonded a lot during feeding. It was very, very special – Hilary Duff
“I had sort of an interesting situation when I was nursing where if I was working out too much or cutting my calories, my milk supply really went down. So for me, it was a struggle because I really wanted to focus on losing weight and getting my body back. But at the end of the day, I had to sit down and make the decision that meant the most to me — and that was breastfeeding my baby.” – Haylie Duff
“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.” – Selma Blair
“It can be [painful], but just at first. What I’ve been told is it’s important to have the bonding latch right away. Everyone I know who had pain in the beginning says how amazing it was after the first two weeks—that the insane feelings of ecstasy while baby nurses are the best ever, and that it’s so worth the barracuda jaws for two weeks. Also, I have seen and heard so much about how the baby, when first put on the chest immediately after birth, will crawl up to your nipple after a while and open its mouth like a little bird looking for the nipple. How cute and precious is that?” – Alicia Silverstone
“I had my heart set on breastfeeding, but I wasn’t producing enough milk. I got down on myself, which I think was mentally limiting my supply.” – Kelly Rowland
“I lost most of my weight from breastfeeding and I encourage women to do it. It’s just so good for the baby and good for yourself.” – Beyoncé
“I do sort of miss breastfeeding; I was very good at it. I’ve got, like, many useless talents… I think I got more [bigger breasts] than my share. Breastfeeding is like [when] you call up a pizza and, if you call it up a lot, 27 pizzas arrive. That’s what I was like. I could hit the wall from quite a distance.” – Kate Beckinsale
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— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) June 5, 2013
It’s nice to see health-conscious celebrities setting good examples, as they have such influential power. These few quotes above definitely stand out as positive influences who have definitely been there and experienced what being a mom is all about. Hopefully they continue to encourage their millions of fans to be healthier too.
Have we missed any? Who are your favourite celebrities that are advocates for breastfeeding?
Have you read part one?