Breastfeeding is always a personal decision for mothers, but when it goes past the first year, it’s a controversial topic. Yet, there are multiple benefits related to extended breastfeeding, such as strengthening the immune system and fostering a stronger bond between mother and child. Despite the possible hurdles, a handful of celebrity moms have welcomed this approach, openly sharing their experiences and advocating its incredible benefits.
Mexican actress Salma Hayek has been very open about her breastfeeding journey. She stated in an interview that she never put a “time limit” on how long she nursed her baby because she could see “how much good it was doing her” (her child).
Singer and mom-of-three Alanis Morissette has shared several photographs and stories of breastfeeding her babies. And continued to feed her son Winter well past his second birthday, claiming it’s up to each child when they are ready to wean.
Songbird Nelly Furtado gave birth to her daughter Nevis in 2003. She breastfed her until she was two, stating it was a meaningful way to connect and appreciate her postpartum body.
The Charmed actress is an open advocate for normalizing breastfeeding. However, she shared on her Instagram that she still happily breastfed her daughter at 16 months.
Selma Blair often shares snippets of motherhood on her social media accounts, including her breastfeeding journey with her son, Arthur, who she nursed past age two.
The eldest of the Kardashian sisterhood refused to give in to family pressure to stop breastfeeding her two children past a year old, respectively.
The Big Bang Theory funny woman nursed her son until age four, stating breastfeeding is “natural, beautiful, and wonderful.”
Breastfeeding advocate Alicia Silverstone was papped nursing her son, Bear, at the age of 11 months. As a result, she covered the topic of nursing extensively in her memoir Kind Mama.
Singer Gwen opened up about breastfeeding her 13-month-old son, Apollo, and stated she “doesn’t know” when she would start to wean.
The Crash actress shared a photo on her Instagram of her nursing her 2-year-old, describing it as “perfect happiness.”
Never one to shy away from anything, singer P!nk snapped a pic of herself nursing her then-toddler, Willow.
Soul sensation Eryak Badu opened up about breastfeeding her son, Seven, for “two years straight.”
The model shared her breastfeeding journey on social media and her blog, proudly breastfeeding her daughter until she was four.
The Gossip Girl star happily breastfed son Hermes past age two, stating it brings “more comfort [to them] than cuddling.”
The Twilight star opened up about her plan to nurse her daughter, Bodhi, past 19 months.
The actress is a fan of breastfeeding. And shared that she breastfed for a year and a half while pumping in between takes at work.
Model Gisele shared a glam snap of breastfeeding while having her hair, nails, and makeup done for work.
Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada said in an interview that she nursed her son, Jaden, for 18 months and that “he never saw a bottle.”
Danica McKellar, known for her role in Wonder Years, breastfed her son Draco until he was 2 and a half years old. She advises other mothers to continue breastfeeding as long as it is beneficial for both the mother and child.
Actress Kelly Preston and wife of John Travolta, “loved nursing so much” and breastfed her son until he was 16 months.
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