Parents are going to above and beyond the call of duty to support the health of their children. Now more than ever health research is at the top of our list when a baby arrives. Baby Ddrops® was developed to make it easier for parents to follow healthcare advice and give a daily vitamin D supplement in just one drop to their infants. Breastfeeding and Ddrops® go hand in hand, so let’s connect our parents with as much information as possible! Check out this article for more information about the link between breastfeeding and vitamin D.
Interesting stats show a growing trend in breastfeeding. The Centre for Disease Control reported that 79% of infants were started on breastfeeding in 2014 and 49% were still breastfeeding at 6 months. States that are ahead of the national average with over 90% breastfeeding initiation include Montana, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, Oregon and top of the list – California. So it looks like it is very trendy to breastfeed!
Here are some celebrities who are not shy to talk about breastfeeding:
There is nothing more powerful and beautiful than motherhood. The last thing I want to do is be controversial, so please take this for what it is, let us #normalizebreastfeeding there is nothing worse than a mother that is judged for feeding her hungry child in public. #weareonlyhuman I'm so proud of this cover and for what it's stands for. I obviously don't look like this while I am breastfeeding but this stands for all women out there, whether you breastfeed or not, we gave birth, we are women, we are mothers. Thank you to ELLE for being so bold and making such an encouraging, positive and healthy statement. #womenunite
“It’s something that is not necessarily instinctive.” There are messes and there are different techniques and styles. You try to get ready, but nothing can really prepare you for what actually goes on and what it’s like.” – Tatyana Ali
“After we got home from the hospital, I didn’t shower for a week, and then John and I were like, ‘Let’s go out for dinner. I could last only about an hour because my boobs were exploding. When the milk first comes in, it’s like a tsunami. But we went, just to prove to ourselves that we could feel normal for a second.” – Emily Blunt
“One of the most amazing experiences for me”—but that doesn’t mean it was always easy, or that it went according to plan. As a new mom, I was determined to … nurse as long as possible, but when her teeth came in she started biting me. I talked to other moms, my doctor, and a lactation consultant in search of a solution, but nothing helped. I even tried hand-expressing my milk directly into her mouth, in a desperate hope that I could nurse without letting her little piranha teeth anywhere near me, but in the end, I decided it was time to wean.” – Ali Landry
“For me, it was more painful than the C-section. I use [my breast pump] ALL the time. I usually breastfeed in the morning, pump right after, then I’ll pump again later that day if I’m planning on going somewhere.” – Audrina Patridge
“This is what my body is made for and the rest is my choice #Freedom ” – Thandie Newton
“Breastfeeding is the very best diet I’ve been on. It’s amazing.” – Rebecca Romijn
So ladies- moms… Breastfeeding moms. What do you have to say about pumping??!!! #babies #Breastfeeding #breasts hurting!!
— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) January 10, 2015
“There were many times where I didn’t bring a cover with me, and so I just did it in a restaurant, in the subway, in the park, at airports and in planes. Why did I do it in public? Because I had to feed my child. She’s hungry. In the States and in our culture, we sexualize the breast so much that there’s an aspect of it that people just don’t know how to wrap their head around the idea of showing your breast in public,” she explained, adding, “If it’s not for you, don’t look.” – Mila Kunis
“It’s been really exciting and fun, and every day is so different, and seeing all her little changes is so cute. The feeding schedule surprised me a lot. If you kind of do the math, you’re kind of breastfeeding for 10 hours a day total. It’s very loving and sweet, but it’s not easy. It’s hard to work your entire day around getting her the nourishment she needs because [babies] are just little animals.” – Chrissy Teigen
“I intend to breastfeed for as long as I can. “My breast milk will give our little Flynn the nutrition he needs for his continued healthy development, and to all the mums out there, I am sure you will make the right choice for you and your baby.” – Miranda Kerr
“I’m not that person who is going to whip up my boob and show everybody my breast. I just know how to cover it the right way.” – Tiffani Thiessen
“It’s like two little liposuction machines on you. 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.” – Julie Bowen
“I was still experiencing a milk let-down, I was still leaking, and since I had a child with some food allergies, I was fine with continuing nursing. I loved nursing and so did sweet not very verbal-at-all tender gentle mellow cuddly Fred. I loved nursing Fred. Around 2 ½ years old, though (about 6 months ago), I started wanting a little bit less of loving nursing Fred.” – Mayim Bialik
“It was challenging for me at the start, but I am loving every step of this journey. I celebrate the women who have made this beautiful commitment!!” – Karolína Kurková
“I breastfed as long as I could, but not as long as I wanted. I had to get back to work, and I wasn’t able to keep it going.” – Jessica Alba
Stay tuned for part two of our Celebrities get social: Breastfeeding series!