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Selma Blair Talks BreastFeeding and Being A First Time Mom

Mom to 8-month-old son Arthur, Selma Blair recently revealed that when her little man is hungry she doesn’t hesitate to breastfeed him, regardless of the audience.

“The only time he cries is if he’s hungry,” the actress told PEOPLE. “We all have nipples. I don’t care who I offend; my baby wants to eat. If I can’t get a cover over me quick enough, so be it.”

The actress recently paired with Get Real for Kids, a non-profit organization aimed at educating parents about food choices when it comes to feeding themselves and their children.

“Get Real for Kids is started by my very best childhood friend, Dr. Sue, so it made sense to get involved,” she says.

“Nourishing myself correctly is very new to me, so I’m learning as well. It was important for me to be a real mom who loves her kid and needs to have more energy for herself and is trying to learn how to do this.”

The first time mom admits she’s “really obsessed” with her son, and considers herself fortunate to be able to stay at home with him.

“I never want to leave his side,” she says. “I’m one of those hovering mothers and I know it’s really important to have an independent child, so I’m trying to back off, but it’s hard. I love him so much, and he’s so funny and cute to me.”

“He loves music, he loves to bang on the drums,” she shares. “He [also] doesn’t mind being teased, he’s an adrenaline junkie. He likes to be thrown up in the air.”

Selma is one of my favorite celebrity moms because we often see her out doing real mom things like running errands or playing at the park.  She has also spoken about not being in a hurry to lose her baby weight, which I think is important for all moms to hear.


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Lisa Arneill

Mom of 2 boys and founder of and World Traveled Family. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!

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