by Mike Vulpo | Mon., Nov. 30, 2015 2:51 PM
Motherhood is much more than sleepless nights, lullabies and unconditional love. There's also the whole new world that comes in the form of breastfeeding.
For new mom Coco, life with a newborn has already featured a speed bump that involves the boobs. Turns out it's a lot harder than she first thought.
"Can I just say though…My nipples feel like they are gonna fall off," she wrote on social media this past weekend. "They're so raw from breastfeeding #NewMommyProblems."
As many parents know, however, the pain is totally worth it. It did get us thinking, though, of all the famous moms who have spoken out about breastfeeding. Take a look at 8 parents who have been open and honest about their views on the common mothering practice.
1. Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi
While speaking to her Podcast One listeners, the former Jersey Shore star shared the pain she was feeling while working. "My boobs are killing me," she explained. "I feel like my nipples are going to fall off."
She added, "With Lorenzo, I didn't actually latch on. I just did the pump, so it didn't hurt that bad. But with Giovanna, I tried to latch on at the hospital and she latched on right away. So I said, 'You know what? Let me just do this until I get my milk in and then I'll just go straight to pumping, but Giovanna has been on my boob every single hour for the past four days, and my nipple is going to fall off. I can't feel it! It's so painful, but I gotta do what I gotta do because I feel like my breast milk is the best milk for my baby."
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2. Scarlett Johansson
In comparison to Snooki's story, the Avengers: Age of Ultron star was far less graphic when describing her experience with breastfeeding. She did reveal, however, that it has been a positive experience. "[Breastfeeding is] the best way to get back in shape," she told Barbara Walters. "[I do] the whole bit. I'm nursing and I love it."
3. Chelsea Clinton
When sharing her experience, the famous daughter of Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton said she faced challenges when getting back to work. "I think the one thing that I did find challenging was when I went back to work full-time. I still was breastfeeding and I was pumping and I was so committed to insuring I could keep doing that for Charlotte, and balancing those logistics was really hard," she told E! News' Maria Menounos. "I figured it out, but it took a while to figure it out. It also just took lots of, like...it's swallowing my pride and being comfortable with pumping in airport bathrooms and kind of wherever I needed to get it done."
4. Alanis Morissette
Back in 2012, the Grammy winner opened up about being an "attachment parent." "I breastfeed and I'll be breastfeeding until my son is finished and he weans," she said on The Billy Bush Show. "We're definitely skin-on-skin connected as much as possible."
5. Alyssa Milano
After sharing a black and white photo of herself feeding daughter Elizabella Dylan in 2014, the actress voiced her support for moms feeding their babies wherever they feel is best. "I just think it's important for women to feel comfortable feeding their babies wherever," she told E! News. "If we're in public, we shouldn't have to go in the bathroom. I don't want to eat in a public bathroom. Why should I feed my baby in a public bathroom?"
6. Mila Kunis
When stopping by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, the actress explained the benefits of breastfeeding. "Breastfeeding's a great workout. Let me tell you," she shared. As for the boobs, Kunis absolutely notices a difference. "It's different. It's crazy."
7. Olivia Wilde
While appearing in Glamour magazine, the actress was snapped breastfeeding her child Otis. After baring her bosom, the 31-year-old had to speak out. "Breastfeeding is the most natural thing," the Third Person star told the publication. "I don't know. Now it feels like Otis should always be on my breast. It felt like we were capturing that multifaceted woman we've been discussing—that we know we can be. You can be someone who is at once maternal and professional and sexy and self-possessed."
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8. Mayim Bialik
The Big Bang Theory star once received backlash when she nursed her then three-year-old son on a New York City subway train. In a later interview with HuffPost Live, the actress chose to defend her public actions. "That was not a weak moment of parenting but a conscious decision of, 'I have the best way to make this child happy and content right now,'" she explained. "Our culture has a very, very bizarre relationship with breasts. Breastfeeding is not a sexual act. It's an intimate act, and that makes some people uncomfortable, but it's completely normal to have all of the human hormones that are released when you breastfeed regulating your relationship with your child."
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