Thursday, January 20, 2011

Breastfeeding in Bed: Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom Introduce Baby Flynn

By Danelle Frisbie for DrMomma.org

Photo ©Orlando Bloom/KORA Organics

With supportive pappa, Orlando Bloom, at her side, Australian supermodel, Miranda Kerr, birthed her 9lb, 12oz baby boy, Flynn, on January 6th. They had kept word of their upcoming arrival private pre-birthing day, while Kerr continued work with KORA Organics (the natural/organic cosmetic line she started three years ago). When Kerr publicly uploaded this gorgeous photo of her little bundle - all snug and cozy in his natural habitat - the KORA Organics blog site crashed due to all the traffic.

Really, there could be no better way to introduce your blessed new baby to the world than by showing him doing what he loves most of all at this fresh stage in life - nursing in bed with his momma. It is a photo that Kerr says Bloom captured of the two of them, and is a perfect, blissful example to set for other waiting, watching fans. The photo is even better because it demonstrates the all-important side-laying position so that mom and baby both get the rest they need, and can nurse and snooze at the same time.

This photo immediately won praise from the Royal College of Midwives (UK). A spokesperson for the college noted that, "Many women feel awkward about breastfeeding in public these days. But when people see a celebrity nursing their baby, it helps change that."

Thank you, Miranda, for naturally feeding your baby and sharing with the world!

Kerr writes:
On the 6th of January I gave birth to our beautiful little son Flynn. He weighed 9lb 12 ounces (a very healthy and big baby boy). I gave birth to him naturally; without any pain medication and it was a long, arduous and difficult labour, but Orlando was with me the whole time supporting and guiding me through it. I could not have done it without him. We are so happy and are enjoying our time together as a family. He is our little ray of sunshine.
Kerr's Twitter post when KORA Organics crashed post-photo posting

For those concerned, chances are good that baby Flynn remains perfect and whole as he entered this world. Bloom is British and Kerr an Aussie - each from areas where intact is the norm, and living in CA where MGM rates have dipped below18%.


Helpful books/sites/articles for nursing mothers found at the Breastfeeding Resources Page.


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Update: 
Looks like Bloom is the latest babywearin' papa to hit the trails with his little one in tow. Is that a Moby? Or another wrap...


For more babywearing dads, visit the Real Men Wear Babies Gallery


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Update:
Baby Flynn is almost 4 months old now and still loving his momma milk! Miranda released this photo of herself and Flynn nursing backstage at a photo shoot. It's just one beauty of breastfeeding - perfectly ready (and free!) anywhere, anytime that baby is thirsty, hungry, or in need of comfort. Even on set at a highly sought after supermodel's photo shoot... ❤

12 comments:

  1. New to your blog and reading through a few. Just wondered if you have an "About" page so I can read more about your idea of peaceful parenting. Thanks!

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  2. What a beautiful photo, they both look so peaceful! I am pregnant with my 5th and cannot wait to be able to nurse another babe!! Such an amazing thing to be able to do.

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  3. Awesome, so wonderful to see someone in the public view so open about natural parenting.

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  4. Congratulations daddies and happy and long lactation!

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  5. Looks like a Navy Moby to me!

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  6. I read this article in People magazine when it came out and was delighted for Orlando and Miranda and so pleased to see her breastfeeding. Then the following month I read the letters to the editor and COULDN'T BELIEVE some women were writing in to say things like "I'm all for women breastfeeding but really, do we have to see it??" and another, "Leave it to Hollywood celebs to sexualize breastfeeding" What was sexual about that picture? There is a serious problem in America today when women are condemned for feeding their babies exactly what nature intended.

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  7. I full heartedly agree with Linda. America has quite a few things backwards when it comes to our infants and what is best for them. It's down right sad.

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  8. She is so beautiful and I am very happy to see Orlando and Miranda with their new bundle of joy. Good for them!

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  9. I hope Orlando and Miranda kept their new boy intact (uncircumcised). Often in America parents get pressured into unnecessarily circumcising their boys.

    Maria

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