Mila Kunis tells breastfeeding-in-public critics: 'Not for you? Don't look!'
The pregnant star made her feelings known in a new interview...
It’s been a VERY hectic – and honest – few weeks for pregnant actor Mila Kunis.
As she makes the rounds to promote her latest flick, Bad Moms, not only has she been confessing to making a parenting mistake that make her 'turn white', she’s also been sharing loads of details about her 2nd pregnancy – and how weird she found people's reactions to her breastfeeding her 1st baby in public.
In a chat with Vanity Fair at the movie’s New York premiere, Mila said:
"I support every woman’s choice in what she wants to do and whatever makes them happy, but for me, I did nurse my child and I literally breastfed everywhere.
"There were many times where I didn’t bring a cover with me, and so I just did it in a restaurant, in the subway, in the park, at airports, and in planes.
"Why did I do it in public? Because I had to feed my child. She’s hungry. I need to feed her whether it’s out of a bottle or out of my boob – no matter where I was."
Mila also experienced something many mums will (sadly) relate to: being shamed for breastfeeding in public.
"It always made my husband and I feel a little weird. It took us a little back because people actually looked at us in a shameful [way], and we were like, ‘Oh my God,’ because it’s so not a sexual act," she said.
"I think it’s unfortunate that people are so hard on women who choose to do it and do it in public.
"In the States and in our culture, we sexualise the breast so much... that people just don’t know how to wrap their head around the idea of showing your breast in public.
"But I respect the opinions on both sides. If it’s not for you, don’t look."
Amen to that!
'How far along am I in this pregnancy? I've no idea!'
But it’s just not just breastfeeding politics and film promotion that's been keeping Mila occupied.
She says her 21-month-old daughter Wyatt Isabelle has been keeping her so busy, she sometimes forgets she’s pregnant with another one!
According to People, Mila told US chat show host Kelly Ripa, "The other day, someone asked me how far along I was and I was like, 1I have no idea!'
"I was like, I can tell you when I’m due, and then I can do the math backwards.
"With [the 1st pregnancy], I could tell you precisely what was developing, what stage it was … but the 2nd one, I’m running after a toddler or I’m working, so I’m like, 'Oh that’s right, I’m pregnant.'"
Oooh, we do wonder when she’s due ?
Mila also recently revealed to US chat show Tonight with Jimmy Fallon that little Wyatt thinks everyone has a baby in their tummy, just like mum does. Well, except for dad Ashton, that is…
"My husband thought it was really funny, so he taught her that if you go, 'What's in papa's belly?' She'll go, 'Beer.'” Mila laughed on the show.
"Everyone's got a baby in their belly, but papa's got beer."
And while Mila’s been looking amaaaazing during all these public appearances, she did confess that she’d rather her maternity style was a bit more practical the 2nd time round...
"I’m one of those ladies who likes to be in flats," she's said. "I don’t necessarily want to wear heels while I’m pregnant."
We love hearing her frank take on things; we can relate to it all. And we’re sooo on board with a flats-only pregnancy ?
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