Props To Olivia Wilde For This Photo In Glamour Of Her Breastfeeding Her Son Otis

Olivia Wilde and her son Otis in Glamour September issue 2014

I’m not always the biggest fan of Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis — mostly because I don’t need such constant reminders of how much sex they’re having in every interview they ever give ever — but I have to give Olivia serious props for the photo shoot she did for Glamour recently.

It’s for the magazine’s September issue, and in one of the pictures, shot by Patrick Demarchelier, Olivia is breastfeeding her infant son Otis. YESSSSS. It’s not that there’s anything inherently exciting about a mother breastfeeding her baby (it’s literally happening millions of times around the world right at this very moment), it’s just that I’m so thrilled that we’re finally taking some of the stigma away from this very natural process.

Olivia Wilde breastfeeding her infant son Otis for Glamour's September 2014 issue

When a woman gets a boob out to feed a hungry baby, it’s not a sexual or inappropriate thing, so it’s always puzzled me that it’s been treated that way up to this point. Which is why I really want to give a standing ovation not only to Olivia for being open to including this photo in her shoot, and to Glamour for taking it to print in the actual magazine and online. Progress!

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.”

Haha yes, fancy-pants gown and missing diaper aside (did they learn nothing from North West peeing on Kanye during the family’s Vogue shoot?), I’m just so thrilled that we’re finally at a point where a woman feeding her child isn’t considered taboo. I didn’t have to put ‘NSFW‘ in the title of this post, and I couldn’t be more obsessed with that.

(Photos: Patrick Demarchelier for Glamour)

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    • sutton

      I agree on the breastfeeding issue, and Gwen Stefani has been doing the same a lot this summer. At the same time Olivia Wilde has now joined the group of celebrity mother’s who can never complain about the media and her child’s privacy.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        That’s a very good point.

      • Lauren

        I don’t know. I mean I feel like there’s a huge difference between having photos taken of your child in a controlled setting and being stalked by large, scary, screaming paparazzi, shoving their cameras in a kid’s face. She still, to me, has every right to complain about how the paparazzi treat her child.

      • .

        I don’t think so much about the privacy as I do the childs eventual feeling on all this. I know that breastfeeding is completely natural, and I have nothing against it… I just can’t imagine growing up to having this picture out there forever. Maybe that’s just me. Maybe he’ll be cool with it, who knows.

      • Mockingjay

        I think it would be a silly thing to get upset about.

    • Olivia Wilson

      I like how Otis is looking at her like she is an idiot. Babies always do that and it cracks me up.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        He’s like “what are we doing here, do you want me eating or pooping?”

    • Jon

      I’ll be the one to say it,, that’s one lucky baby. He wins the internet for today

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        I can pretty much guarantee you that that baby doesn’t want Olivia Wilde’s boob in his mouth for the same reason that you seem to want Olivia Wilde’s boob in your mouth.

      • Jon

        Don’t pretend to know what that baby wants! That’s a job for Mommyish.

    • Elizabeth Aspen

      I don’t care how sexy they think they are, the fact that they looked at their baby and called it Otis makes them that much less attractive to me. I don’t want to picture them boffing to make another Elmer or Goober.

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