Olivia Wilde: “Breastfeeding Is The Most Natural Thing”

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New mom Olivia Wilde embraces motherhood in the September issue of Glamour. While sitting in a classic diner booth in a chic metallic Roberto Cavalli feathered dress paired with Prada shoes, a Prada scarf, Yossi Harari earrings and a Lanvin ring, the actress, 30, is seen breastfeeding her 4-month-old son Otis.

On breastfeeding Otis during the photo shoot: “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. 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. [But] I mean, I certainly don’t really look like that when I’m [typically] breastfeeding. And there’s usually a diaper involved.”

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On her relationship with Jason Sudeikis: “We’re engaged, but no specific plans yet. We just have to find the time to put it together. In many ways, a child is more of a commitment. We are fully committed and really happy as a family. And there’s no definition of the ‘normal family’ anymore. Kids today are growing up with so many different definitions of family. I guess what I’m saying is that I don’t feel any pressure to do it. But I think it will be really fun.”

On her first marriage: “[I] wouldn’t be this person without that first marriage. I really grew up with my first husband. Now I’m in a much wiser, more centered place in life. I think if we can see people in our lives as chapters, we have a much healthier perspective about the whole thing. It’s like it had to happen the way it happened. Jason and I lived two blocks away from each other for years and never met.”

On if she was worried about being a working mother: “No, because of the example of my mom. My mom is such a badass working mother. That inspired me when I was pregnant. I wasn’t going to sacrifice myself because I was becoming a mother.”

For more from Olivia, go to Glamour

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  1. macy

    Don’t follow her career but kudos to her for promoting and supporting breastfeeding!! Can’t wait for the sh*tstorm of comments for those who feel attacked, shamed and personally wronged by a pro-breastfeeding celeb’s remarks. Get over yourselves and save the personal anecdotes (I couldn’t/wouldn’t/shouldn’t breastfeed because….)for facebook, twitter, et. al.

    This is supposed to be a light, entertaining celeb gossip blog, not a forum to spill your guts in 1000 words or less.

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    • ruby

      Good point!! I’m beyond sick of reading the defensive (I can’t/don’t breastfeed because) comments whenever a celeb promotes breastfeeding. To each, his own. If you choose not to breastfeed or can’t breastfeed, that’s your business – we don’t need to hear about it and I’m quite sure the celebrity is not making a personal attack on you and your choices.

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  2. Bink

    I just wish the baby had something to keep him warm in the first shot!

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