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Celebrity Dads Support Breastfeeding: Does Your Mate?

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

We loved Bruce Willis’ cheeky Instagram photo of his wife, Emma Heming-Willis, breastfeeding their brand new daughter, Evelyn. (He captioned it, “Breakfast of Champions!”)

But Bruce Willis isn’t the only A-list dad who cheered on his mate’s efforts to breastfeed their baby. Brad Pitt snapped a famous shot of Angelina Jolie nursing one of their twins—it ended up on the cover of W magazine. When Victoria Beckham slipped a disc in her back soon after she gave birth to baby Harper, David Beckham held the baby during their breastfeeding sessions so it wouldn’t hurt her. And Will Ferrell toted his wife’s breast pump on the red carpet at the Golden Globes, and made sure to call attention to his wife’s apparatus.

It’s great that so many new dads support their partners’ efforts to breastfeed—a 2013 CDC report confirms that new moms who have the support of their mate are often able to breastfeed more successfully than those whose partners don’t bolster their efforts.

So how can dads help? By taking on some of the other duties (diaper changing and dishes spring to mind), heaping on the praise for your efforts (hey, breastfeeding can be a very big challenge!), bringing over a snack or water while you’re on duty, and of course, a back rub won’t hurt!

Tell us: Was your mate supportive of your breastfeeding efforts? How’d he help you out?

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How to Get a Good Breastfeeding Latch
How to Get a Good Breastfeeding Latch
How to Get a Good Breastfeeding Latch

Image: Emma Heming-Willis, courtesy of Instagram

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Bruce Willis Is Still Trying For a Boy: Why?

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Last week, two stars shared their birth announcements: Country singer Zac Brown had a boy, after welcoming four lovely ladies. For Bruce Willis, it was daughter number five. But what I found even more interesting was how both stories were reported. Apparently, Zac Brown had often joked that he would keep trying until he had a boy. And Bruce Willis told People that his new daughter was “pretty cool,” but that “eventually, I’d like a son.”

First of all, I think it’s weird that people ask about something so personal and potentially painful—especially when the older siblings can hear it (or, in a celebrity child’s case, the kid in question can read all about it on People.com). It makes it seem like this little one is somehow a disappointment and less cherished and desired, just because she shares the same sex as her siblings, and she isn’t that longed-for boy.

My husband and I are thrilled to be the parents of two lovely girls. We wouldn’t trade that in for the opportunity to have one of each—and I definitely don’t feel like we’re missing out. It makes me sad when I see parents so intent on getting a “son to throw a ball around with” or “a little girl to dress up.” (There were a small but significant number of China adoptive moms I knew who had several sons and were going to China for a “guaranteed girl.” They often ended up with tomboys who refused to wear frilly dresses and play princess!) To me, happy and healthy are all that matters. And especially since my daughters don’t live a gender stereotype, they can be into all kinds of “boy” things—like dinosaurs, Star Wars, and trains. (They also love princesses and dancing!)

Tell me: Did you keep trying to have a child of each sex? Why or why not? And if you have all kids of one sex, do you get this “are you trying for a boy/girl?” question a lot? How do you respond?

You can find out more about raising girls vs. raising boys with our tips. And don’t forget to like All About Babies on Facebook to keep up with the very latest in baby news.

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Boy or Girl: How Genetics Determine Your Baby's Gender
Boy or Girl: How Genetics Determine Your Baby's Gender
Boy or Girl: How Genetics Determine Your Baby's Gender

Image: Bruce Willis and Emma Hemming-Willis by Featureflash / Shutterstock.com

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Celebrity Baby News: Bruce Willis Has Another Daughter!

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Bruce Willis has a gaggle of girls! Joining big sisters Rumer, Scout and Tallulah (with ex-wife Demi Moore) and Mabel (with wife Emma Hemming-Willis) is baby Evelyn Penn Willis, according to Us Magazine. (For those keeping count, that’s five daughters—enough to make up a basketball team!)

Baby Evelyn weighed in at 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and is doing great.

I’m a big fan of the baby name Evelyn—check in on our blog In Name Only for the full baby name analysis.

Are you looking for an awesome celebrity-worthy baby name? Try our Baby Fame Name Generator! And don’t forget to like All About Babies on Facebook to keep up with the very latest baby-related news!

Image: Bruce Willis and Emma Hemming-Willis by Featureflash / Shutterstock.com

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