Kelly Preston, Jenna Elfman & Laila Ali: Celebrity Breastfeeding & Toxin-Free Event

Kelly Preston, Jenna Elfman & Laila Ali: Celebrity Breastfeeding & Toxin-Free Event

Hollywood leading ladies Jenna Elfman, Kelly Preston and Laila Ali came together last weekend to empower moms and moms-to-be to raise healthy babies. The first ever celebrity breastfeeding and toxin-free living event was held at Elfman’s home in Los Angeles to benefit not-for-profit organizations Best for Babes and Healthy Child Healthy World. The event was sponsored by Leading Lady nursing intimates and Ameda breast pumps and coordinated by celebrity event planner Marley Majcher, The Party Goddess.

“I love nothing more than being a mom, and as a moms we are fiercely protective of our kids,” Preston tells Celebrity Baby Scoop. “I know I would do anything to ensure the health of my children. That started from day one, twenty years ago, with that first connection I had with my son the first time I breast fed him,” she shares of her bond with late son Jett.

Preston, 49, who is mom to 12-year-old daughter Ella and 1-year-old son Benjamin, continues: “Not only did I feel this amazing bond between he and I, but I know that I was giving him something that nothing else on earth could. Mother’s milk is loaded with so much vital protection that your child will never get anywhere else.”

Elfman – mom to sons Story, 4, and Easton, 2 – shares her reasons for hosting the event.

I hosted this party to educate and inspire mothers, fathers and families that everybody can do something to make our kid’s lives more healthy and less toxic, laying the foundation for a healthier and better quality of for us all,” Elfman tells Celebrity Baby Scoop. “New parents are inundated with information and choices, and sometimes it’s hard to know what to do first. But we all have to start somewhere and education and awareness are always the first steps.”

“When I became a mom, I learned that most of the products being sold to us are poisonous and harmful to all human beings and our environment,” says Ali, mom to Curtis, 3, and Sydney, 1. “I want to protect my children and our world from harm. When I first started educating myself about taking care of my baby, I learned how important it is to breastfeed; the bonding with the baby, the nutrition, the immune protection. I realized, this is something I have to do, whether I wanted to or not. I know it wasn’t going to be easy, I had heard some negative stories, but I felt since there are many women out there who have been able to do it and be successful, then so I can. That’s what made me decide that I wanted to breastfeed.”

Guests, including an expectant Vanessa Lachey, checked out lacy, stylish nursing bras by Leading Lady, learned about Ameda’s patented germ-free pump technology, browsed toxin-free products for their homes and children from eco-friendly brands, noshed on fare from Chef Ludo Lefevbre, and left with incredible Swag Bags full of donations from the generous sponsors.

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  1. Anonymous

    churchof$ nutcases

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  2. Anonymous

    Very interesting!

    Scientologists arent supposed to BREAST FEED!

    L Ron Hubbard said it was bad for babies and he tells mothers to feed their babies barley water, corn syrup and cows milk

    Wheres your barley water Kelly & Jenna?

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    • Anonymous

      That is patently untrue. You should really check your rumors before you declare them to be fact.

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      • Anonymous

        ^that. Besides, your religion is what you make it. Few (if any?) can be followed perfectly. Christianity, for example, is impossible to follow perfectly. Don’t believe me? Ask the dishes.

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  3. Anonymous

    I have the healthiest kids ever and they were not breastfed. My 6 yr old and 3 yr old has never had a cold, flu, ear infection ,never been hospitalized. Yes I am being completely honest. The most they have ever had was slight fever, coughing, and runny nose but it has never developed into a full blown illness. They have immune systems of steel. Breastfeeding is great but it’s benefits have been blown way out of proportion.

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    • Anonymous

      Oh, get over it. Why attack the awesomeness of breastfeeding if you’re truly happy with your decision to not breastfeed? Some formula fed babies are quite healthy, and some breastfeed babies are very ill. It’s a matter of they would have been less healthy/more sick if not breastfed. Your babies would have been healthiER if they had been breastfed. It can be the difference between life with chronic illness, or death. Or it can be the difference between one cold a year and one cold every 3 years. That doesn’t mean it’s any less wonderful. If you are happy with your decision, there’s no reason to get defensive. All you do is hurt women who believe what you say and learn otherwise later and wish they had known in the first place. Every woman has the right to make whatever choice she feels is good for herself and/or her child, but to downplay the reality of what’s behind that decision so she can’t make a truly educated one (regardless of what she ultimately chooses) is a disservice to women and babies in general.

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  4. Rhonda

    To Anonymous with children with an immune system of steel I hope you are correct in saying your children are healthy, I would hate for any child to be sick…but you are 100% incorrect when you state the benefits are blown out of proportion. There is more to beastfeeding than protecting against the common cold. Breastfeeding without supplementing increases the benefits for LESS cancer in mother and child, heart disease, less cavities, better eye sight, quicker brain development, these are concrete facts…the LIFETIME of the child, their health was started on solid ground, drinking human milk that changes everyday to grow your offspring as healthy as possible.

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  5. Anonymous

    Oh, get over it. Why attack the awesomeness of breastfeeding if you’re truly happy with your decision to not breastfeed? Some formula fed babies are quite healthy, and some breastfeed babies are very ill. It’s a matter of they would have been less healthy/more sick if not breastfed. Your babies would have been healthiER if they had been breastfed. It can be the difference between life with chronic illness, or death. Or it can be the difference between one cold a year and one cold every 3 years. That doesn’t mean it’s any less wonderful. If you are happy with your decision, there’s no reason to get defensive. All you do is hurt women who believe what you say and learn otherwise later and wish they had known in the first place. Every woman has the right to make whatever choice she feels is good for herself and/or her child, but to downplay the reality of what’s behind that decision so she can’t make a truly educated one (regardless of what she ultimately chooses) is a disservice to women and babies in general.

    Reply

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