Olivia Wilde has joined other celebrity mothers that have chosen to promote breastfeeding, which we think is awesome.
The 30-year-old actress posed for Glamour magazine’s September issue and is show breastfeeding her newborn son, Otis.
Olivia is pictured nursing her five-month-old son Otis and tells the publication, “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”.
She adds, “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] breast-feeding. And there’s usually a diaper involved.”
The beautiful brunette actress said she never worried about juggling new motherhood and her career because her mother was always a great example for her.
Wilde stated, “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.”
The actress, who is engaged to actor Jason Sudeikis, said she’s in no rush to get married.
Olivia said, “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”.
Olivia was previously married to Tao Ruspoli for eight years before their divorce in 2011. She was 19 when they tied the knot on an abandoned school bus.
You can see Olivia’s beautiful photos in the September issue of Glamour when it hits newsstands on August 12.
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