It seems that even celebrity mum’s aren’t immune to society’s lack of support for breastfeeding.
At the Academy awards on Sunday night (Monday, our time) the lines for the ladies bathrooms were brimming. Not with full bladders from the free-flowing champagne but rather with breastfeeding mothers who were offered no better alternative than to express in the toilets.
Best supporting actor nominee,Tom Hardy, inadvertently brought the issue to light after he was asked why he was hanging around the ladies toilets by an L.A. Times Reporter. His response was that he was waiting for his wife, Charlotte Riley to finish breast pumping. Being a new mother she “has to do it every hour” he said.
Charlotte was not alone juggling of celebrity life and the realities of motherhood at the Oscars. Even musical phenomenon Adele said that she was “running to the toilets…to pump and dump.” She even added that “lots of people were (doing it). All these Hollywood superstars, lined up and breastfeeding in the toilets.”