Actress Yaya Dacosta-Alafia was so displeased when Philip Wheeler's girlfriend was criticized for posting a photo of herself breastfeeding that Yaya posted a similar photo in solidarity. She added #NormalizeBreastfeeding. Her son, Sankara, was born to her and her husband Joshua Bee Alfia last fall.
August is National Breastfeeding Month, a time to celebrate the miracle of motherhood and the female body. The benefits of breastfeeding have been widely recognized – mother/child bonding, baby’s health, calorie-burning – and yet there still seems to be a stigma around the act itself. While many women fight for the right to breastfeed in public without ridicule, unfortunately many also refrain to avoid the stigma.
Here is a list of 6 celeb mommies who are not ashamed, but rather proud, to share the experience with their children.