Breastfeeding is a full time job – says Blake Lively

Actress is refreshingly honest about the joys of motherhood - including driving and pumping!


How lovely to hear a celebrity speaking about being a mum in terms that we can really relate to! You don’t get any ‘Oh my life has barely changed’ nonsense from Age of Adeline star Blake Lively who has freely admitted in an interview with Allure magazine that all she does now is feed her 4-month-old baby daughter, James.


Saying that breastfeeding was now her “full time job”, Blake joked that she was “like, driving down the road, pumping” since little James was born back in December.

Sounds familiar, right? 

Blake, 27, who is married to fellow actor Ryan Reynolds, also said that since having her daughter she had “figured out the most important thing to me, and everything supports that”.

The busy mum also explained to the magazine why she kept her pregnancy under wraps for so long, and waited until she was 7 months gone to make an announcement.

“That was my way of owning that moment,” she said. “It was important for us. It was a struggle, because we want to keep our privacy, but we also don’t want our lives to be exploited by other people. So we did it simply; it was a quiet way, an elegant way.”

And as for all the confusion over her daughter’s unusual name, and how she was not actually called Violet as early reports suggested? Well Blake was keen to address that, too!

“It’s her life,” she said. “She should have her privacy until she chooses not to have her privacy, just as I got to choose and my husband got to choose.” So that story may take a while to come out…

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