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Olivia Wilde Breastfeeds Her Son Otis for 'Glamour' September 2014 (Photos)

Olivia Wilde Breastfeeds Her Son Otis for 'Glamour' September 2014 (Photos)

Olivia Wilde cradles her son Otis, 3 months, as he breastfeeds in this new feature for her Glamour magazine September 2014 cover story.

Here’s what the 30-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On feeling natural being photographed breastfeeding: “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. Breast-feeding 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. 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.”

On if she’ll marry fiance Jason Sudeikis: “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.”

On her first marriage: “[I] wouldn’t be this person without that first marriage. I really grew up with my first husband. Now I’m in a much wiser, more centered place in life. I think if we can see people in our lives as chapters, we have a much healthier perspective about the whole thing. It’s like it had to happen the way it happened. Jason and I lived two blocks away from each other for years and never met.”

FYI: Olivia is wearing Lanvin on the cover.

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Credit: Patrick Demarchelier/Glamour
Posted to: Celebrity Babies, Jason Sudeikis, Magazine, Olivia Wilde, Otis Sudeikis

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  • Evelin

    I would never do something like that to my baby. what a mother who doesn’t care about her baby privacy. what’s next? changing diappers in magazine, idiot! what a shame

  • GerardButthole

    Another celebrity pimping out her baby for money.

  • Maddi

    As a mom who really supports the fight for a less conservative attitude toward breast feeding I really love this photoshoot. I don’t think Olivia is pimping out her son, especially when you look at what she says about breast feeding (and the fact that her son isn’t being advertised on the front cover. THAT would be pimping him out but the front cover doesn’t mention anything about Otis being pictured inside). I think Olivia wanted to support breast feeding and they probably knew this issue would be coming out during National Breastfeeding Week so it was a good time to portray it.

  • GerardButthole


    She got paid for it; she is pimping her son. Celebs get paid for covers, and they get a lot more money if the pose with baby.

  • coal

    @GerardButthole: Olivia is a very intelligent, philanthropic woman. You may think she’s pimping him out but if you know her personality over the years, she’s doing this as an awareness piece. I’d rather see this which was done in a tasteful way than having breasts being only known as a sexual body part instead of it’s intended purpose which is for breast feeding. Putting him on the cover would be pimping him out and she’s far from those type of celebrities that say “hey look at me and my baby, give me millions”

  • sweetness

    I really don’t understand the psychology of celebrities and stars. On the one hand they exploit their children and babies for photo shoots ..and then complain when the paps are following their kids. You want the world to see their private lives but then they whine and complain when they are followed.
    Why do we need a pic of her breastfeeding? DO people need to see her intimate moment with her baby to confirm she’s a mom? Or is she a self absorbed actress wants you to believe she’s a doting mother?

  • GerardButthole


    I don’t have a problem with her as a person or as an actress. She is getting paid. She is pimping her kid. Geeze, give it up, toots!

  • hehe

    ”In many ways, a child is more of a commitment. ”’That’s the point. You can have babies with that man, but not get married before it? Marriage can be over, a kid is for the rest of your life. If you can have a baby that means you’re ready to have this person in your life. But marrying him is what? Too insane? Marriage means respect and safety. That’s all. You have a baby with someone and he’s just your boyfriend/girlfriend. It sounds sad. He may love you, but one they he may not. And if husband leaves, he still has to take care of his child, plenty of boyriends don’t. That’s where the safety kicks in.
    You never know what life will throw at you, but If I will meet that someone, I hope he will respect me enough and will marry my a-s-s before he knocks me up. Tho I believe that marriage is a hard work and most of those Hollywood peeps think that when honeymoon period is over then better is run to the next one, not give your child a strong family.

    But I’m not judging her. I’m judging this generation. No one knows what a family means this days.

  • Daphne

    Actors/actresses and their flighty views. I’m so sick of the lot of them.

  • Natalie

    @hehe: Sure they do. It’s just not the narrow version of 2.5 children and a mother and father. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.

  • Jenna

    1. About the paparazzi complaint. While I understand it seems contradictory, taking a picture of or having someone else taking a picture of your child in a controlled setting where you can be in charge of how your child is being treated is VERY different from having a swarm of creepy men stalk your children, shouting and shoving cameras in your face.
    2. About the pimping out complaint. If you read what she said about breastfeeding, I wouldn’t be shocked if she wanted to portray Otis herself since she feels like he’s very much a part of her identity now. Yes, she is being paid but it’s very possible that that is how she wanted to be portrayed. So while I see your argument, it seems like an unfair way to judge her without having all the facts. His full face isn’t disclosed and he’s not even mentioned on the cover which to me doesn’t at all point to pimping him out.
    3. This issue is coming out during National Breastfeeding Week. It’s very possible that Olivia just wants to show her support.

  • Abby

    Beautiful photoshoot! Very tastefully done.

  • gjfc

    I WONDER WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN SOME YEARS TIME WHEN OTIS´ CLASSMATES LOOK AT THAT PHOTOSHOP Olivia is a mother now she should stop thinking about promoting herself as usual she is a pathetic actress in the same way she is a phatetic mother

  • Lena

    What a ding dong. It’s all about HER fame. No consideration for her baby’s right to privacy. How vile.

  • LittleMo

    Sorry but there are some things – no matter how natural they are – should remain done in private and breast-feeding is one of them. This idea of “it’s a natural function” doesn’t hold water and is really a silly position to take. Having a bowel movement is natural, too, but would any of you want to see someone defecating in the middle of Main Street? How about everyone taking a bath in the middle of the town square. Or may somebody can just stand up and pee in the aisle during YOUR child’s graduation ceremony. And – last but definitely not least – let”s not forget that sex is also a “natural function” but would you want to see people going at it on the sidewalk in front of a school just b/c it’s “natural”?

  • mandy

    Beautiful photo of a mother giving her son the absolute best start to a healthy life. Breastmilk is liquid gold. I wish I had a picture like this with my mom. Very sweet, tastefully done photo shoot to bring awareness of the importance of breastfeeding. I can’t believe all the internet trolls are out shaming such a normal thing. She’s just feeding her baby. At 3 months my baby nursed 24/7. Would you be complaining of a picture of her feeding him with a bottle? Breasts are for feeding babies, and people need to realize it is NORMAL. She shouldn’t have to do it in secret because it is nothing to be ashamed of. Women shouldn’t feel like they have to hide in a bathroom or closet to feed their baby. As a breastfeeding mother who cannot pump or use a cover I appreciate her support very much. I try to be diacreet, but I am just feeding my baby the absolute best.

  • mandy

    Are you seriously comparing feeding a baby to pooping and sex? Seriously? What a disgusting comment. Perhaps you need to get your mind out of the gutter. Babies need to eat, often!! You can’t always feed them in the privacy of your home. Not all women can pump. Not all babies will take bottles. Not all babies will let you cover them. If you have other kids are you all going to sit in a bathroom stall while you nurse. Ridiculous!! Breast milk is a babies best start hands down. Nothing is wrong with feeding a hungry baby!!! Grow up.

  • Ugonna Wosu

    @sweetness: why is the concept of “permission” so hard for you to grasp? You really see no difference between being pounced on when you want to be alone, and giving permission to someone to be around you and snap photos?

  • Ugonna Wosu

    @hehe: they’re just saying that since they’re in a bigger commitment already, why is marriage so important and urgent? I agree.

  • SquareJaw

    Oh please..Square jaw only breastfeeds him for the cameras. Attention ho.

  • SquareJaw

    @mandy: You sound like a disgusting ho who loves to whip out her breasts in front of her father. You are one sick puppy. Must be fat and ugly because you obviously lack attention from men.

  • K

    Nasty bunch you are

  • NekoFirefoxy

    No one denies the importance of breast feeding. But I would never breastfeed my baby in public because I know there is the possibility that it could make other people feel uncomfortable not only because they might be small minded (as a lot of you seem to think here). For a friend of mine who can’t have children on her own it is truly painful for her to watch this cause it reminds her of what she will never experience. And there can be a lot of other good reasons why people won’t applaud when a mother does this in public.
    I’m sorry to say this but a lot of women seem to think that motherhood is giving them some kind of free ticket to do whatever they want. Sadly I had to experience some mothers who were very rude and even changed diapers in public places like restaurants and cafĂ©s (and there are more of them than you might think in the first place).

    Of course my mom breastfed me too but never in public (yeah, we had discussions about that) except it was a real case of an emergency. The process of breastfeeding is also a bonding moment between mother and child and for me this is something very personal and not meant for public display.

    I think everyone should be considerate about their actions and how they could affect others and this also includes mothers.

  • Guest

    I’m all for mothers breast feeding in public JUST PUT A DAMN BLANKET OVER. If it’s not ok to hang your boobs out in public when you aren’t breast feeding then it shouldn’t be ok to hang your boobs out in public when you are breast feeding. Have some decency

  • Dotty

    She had the longest pregnancy ever.

  • GFW

    They could have made this wonderful, but instead they glamed it up and made it completely realistic. Shame. Is it uncool to be real if you’re a real mom? Any mom out there would look at this and roll their eyes.
    What’s the message with these photos?

  • b

    @hehe: Maybe you should talk to all the women who got married first, had children second and got a divorce and now can’t get their ex-husband’s to pay their child support or alimony. The fact that you think marriage is a safety net is so incredibly sad and stupid. Marriage doesn’t always equal safety nor does getting married first mean a man will always be in the life of the children you may have.

  • alee

    Breastfeeding in public shouldn’t be such an issue. Most women will cover up and be discreet but when the baby is hungry, the baby sure as hell doesn’t care where you are.

    A few years ago while dining in a cafe with my younger sister, she needed to breastfeed her daughter and she did so while being discreet. Apparently this wasn’t good enough for an older couple sitting a few tables away. The man had the nerve to tell her to take that into the restroom because he was eating and didn’t want to see that.

    Her response was perfect in my opinion, she told him that if it was okay for her daughter to have her lunch in the restroom, then it must be okay for him too as well. He instantly fell quiet and left us alone.

  • @K: Oh please…Not everyone wants to watch a nursing mother fling her saggy boob out for everyone to see, so they can make a “statement.” It’s awkward, so cover it up. They’re always so smug about it.

  • GFW

    It isn’t an issue. What’s an issue is how unrealistic this is, totally. Seriously, naked baby. Woman in high-end dress. Not one baby-related item about. Not even food on the table. It’s sending a terrible message, only I don’t know what it is? Fantasy perhaps?

  • GFW

    Oh, wait, didn’t see the one of the child, who has no say in this, being held on the counter. Really? I’m sorry, why not a layout of a fabulously dressed mom with her infant doing something remotely normal?

  • westland

    @Guest: But these women like to show off their breasts because it gives them the attention they otherwise wouldn’t get. They aren’t concern about being decent. They use breastfeeding as an excuse to show off their breasts.

  • firefly

    Any woman that will expose her breast like that in public without a nursing cover that allows the baby to see and to breathe while breastfeeding, all while being respectful of other women with their husbands, and sons with raging hormones, and girls with their boyfriends who might be seated around her is a MOTHER of the WORST KIND!

  • ppp

    @westland: EXACTLY!

  • Be discreet!

    @…: Yep. I’ve seen some women breast feed their baby in public and act like they are doing everyone a favor. If you wanna breastfeed in public. Okay. But don’t be so smug about how it makes you feel like a “better mom” or “complete woman”. Be discreet about it.

  • Skippy

    @firefly: I agree.

  • MamaMia

    @Be discreet!: It’s usually attention hungry women who raise all the hoopla around breastfeeding. Celebrity moms like Olivia are doing it for attention only, as if they care what you personally do for your baby! I’ve breastfed all my 4 children in public and never let my breasts hang out for all to see. And why are women suddenly making such a big deal about breastfeeding? Mothers have been doing it for a thousand years. It’s your business if you want to breastfeed or not, not public’s. Are they trying to say they’re better than mothers who don’t breastfeed? Have some decency ladies, and you will be respected in return.

  • Lovely

    Beautiful picture. I really don’t understand how something as innocuous as breast feeding in public can be considered a taboo. Why does seeing part of a woman’s breast offend so many of you? How is that hurting you? So silly and absurd to make it seem like a woman is being a social deviant by feeding her baby natural food. Do you breast feeding critics work for the baby formula industry, or are you just very repressed?

  • Cate

    @sweetness: Exactly! I really don’t care whether she chooses to breastfeed her child or not but if she is advocating for breastfeeding she could just about it in the interview instead of this stylised unrealistic photoshoot where the baby comes across as a prop. She did it for the attention but I’m sure she’ll be one of the celebrities crowing about the paparazzi invading her privacy.

  • o.O

    But can moms with boob jobs breast feed?

  • Wells

    All the feminazis are coming out today. Advocating decency is somehow disrespectful to the new generation of who*es, who shouldn’t be allowed to procreate to begin with.

  • K

    @firefly: F*ck you. Why don’t you just say women should button up if they don’t wanna be raped ?Cause that’s where you are going with that idiotic mentality. Go clutch your pearls elsewhere!

  • Lol

    Baby only needs a nipple. Why is Olivia showing her whole boob? Attwntion? Well yes of course.

  • K

    @Wells: What the hell are you talking about?? 42 comments and about 3 people being moderately nice everybody else is being nasty and calling her names and you call this the feminazis coming out ? More like vile judgmental as*holes coming out.

  • Fecal_Matters

    Why photograph her taking a dump, taking a dump is the most natural thing!

  • Gina

    Maybe she’s doing it because everybody is responding to it this way. People are always begging for nudity and when it’s done they shame the woman and call her a wh*re. It’s a wonderfull wonderfull world…

  • Gina

    @Fecal_Matters: Then take a dump on yourself Fecal Matter. If you seriously just compared a mother feeding her little baby to taking a sh*t.

  • Drats

    Can’t stand her. She’s so full of herself even though she can’t act. She also doesn’t seem to like women very much.

  • Joyce

    Breast feed should never be a sexual thing for the public like this women is doing….
    I think breast feeding can be beautiful , but not this way , not the way the picture is shown…. That would make me feel very uncomfortable if my husband and I were sitting in the same room with her …. I nursed my two and I know for a fact , that a women can nurse right next to someone , and for them to not ever know it … There are very pretty tops to cover …. … What I’m trying to say is that if a women is going to nurse , you don’t exploit in front of the whole world to see…. and there are ways of nursing in public without anyone knowing …. I find women that show their selves in this way are just making others uncomfortable about breast feeding all together …….

  • Smh

    Why does JJ have so many prudish commenters? It’s like all the religious nutcases flock here or something. Every time you guys see a boob you freak out like your eyes got burned and society is crumbling. Relax, it’s a boob with a baby attached to it. BFD!