Kelly Preston, one of Best for Babes’ Champions for Moms, was recently interviewed about breastfeeding her 16 month old son, Benjamin.
“I am still breastfeeding Benjamin and it has been incredibly rewarding and healing… . I am also sad to hear that so many moms are being discouraged from breastfeeding past a few months when there are clear benefits to nursing much longer.”
Salma Hayek is a movie star who
proudly breastfed her daughter, Valentina, for more than 15 months.
“When I see how much good it is doing her, I can’t stop.”
Kelly Rutherford, star of Gossip Girl and another of Best for Babes’ Champions for Moms was continuing to breastfeed her 3-year old son when her daughter was born in 2009.
“My son is busy doing other stuff and it’s more of a comfort thing, but it is really cute when they are nursing together. He just looks at her, and checks her out, and puts his hand on her little feet. It gives him this close-up intimate look at her, and it’s very beautiful to see them to kind of get to know each other. ”
Gwen Stefani shared with The Guardian in 2007 that she was
breastfeeding her son Kingston well into his second year,
“I don’t know when I’m going to stop breast-feeding,…
I’ll just keep going while I can.”
Mayim Bialik has been very vocal about
her experience breastfeeding her boys into their toddlerhood and beyond.
“When I see my precious son gaze into my eyes and grin that milky grin – the same eyes that looked into mine minutes after he careened out of my body; the eyes that convinced me that my only job was to keep this child thriving with the miraculous resources given to me through my body- not much else matters.”
Erykah Badu, who has added the titles of birth advocate and doula alongside those of singer and songwriter, had this to say about her child,
“When I first had the baby, I breastfed for two years straight, so we were together for two years of his life every day, all hours of the day. So I was two people, and I eventually morphed back into one.”
Jada Pinkett Smith shared with Fit Pregnancy
in 2000 about breastfeeding her son, Jaden.
“[I breastfed him] a good 18 months. That baby never even saw a bottle. He went everywhere with me — premieres, award shows. I would just find a back room and hook him up.”
Nelly Furtado, singer and mother,
took her breastfeeding daughter with her on tour in 2006.
“I’m a lot more comfortable with myself now,” she says. “I was pregnant for nine months and breast-feeding for two years.”
Finally, legend has it that Michael Jordan wasbreastfed until he was 3 years old. His mother, Deloris Jordan, has reflected:
“I feel this is why he is the athlete he is.”