Olivia Wilde Opens Up About How Difficult Breastfeeding Is: ‘It’s Messy’
Olivia Wilde and fiancé Jason Sudeikis recently welcomed baby girl Daisy Josephine to the family, and it appears the Wilde/Sudeikis crew couldn’t be happier.
The 32-year-old actress recently spoke with PEOPLE about what it’s like being a mommy to 8-month-old Daisy Josephine, and eventually, she got to talking about the topic of breastfeeding.
Speaking with PEOPLE at the premiere of Target’s “Toycracker,” Wilde said,
It should be a choice for everyone. I don’t like the idea of breastfeeding being forced on anyone or anyone feeling guilty.
Olivia Wilde then went into detail about what’s it’s like to breastfeed baby Daisy, and the mother of two didn’t hold back. She said,
[Breastfeeding] is not easy — it’s messy. Like 90 percent of the time you are soaked in milk. It is a difficult thing. But it is, personally for me, a great experience.
This isn’t the first time Wilde has spoken openly about breastfeeding.
In 2014, the 32-year-old actress sat for a photos hoot with Glamour while she breastfed her now 2-year-old son, Otis.
Speaking on the topic of breastfeeding, Wilde told Glamour,
Being shot with Otis is so perfect because any portrait of me right now isn’t complete without my identity as a mother being a part of that. Breastfeeding is the most natural thing. I don’t know, now it feels like Otis should always be on my breast.
Olivia Wilde also opened up to Yahoo about breastfeeding, breaking down some of the stigmas surrounding the motherly act. She said,
People should be allowed to breastfeed wherever they want, whenever they want. There should be no pressure on women to breastfeed, or they are made to seem like they are terrible mothers. I think that’s really unfair.
Hell yeah, Olivia Wilde! Why should anyone have the right to tell a woman, or anyone else for that matter, what they can and can’t do in public?
A stigma shouldn’t exist around breastfeeding, and Olivia Wilde is certainly doing her part to make sure that’s the case.
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