Alyssa Milano shut down Wendy Williams on a visit to her talk show during a hot debate about breastfeeding. Although Williams is famed for holding her own, Alyssa succeeded in becoming so passionate that the talk show host couldn’t plan out her rebuttal fast enough. And so when it comes to breastfeeding debates, Milano showed she has the power to shut down even the most talkative personality, according to BuzzFeed.
The decision to take a stand on breastfeeding began in October, 2014, when Alyssa shared selfies that focused on nursing her baby girl. Since then, Milano hasn’t backed down when it comes to advocating breastfeeding, and she proved that she’s stayed true to her cause when she succeeded in shutting down Williams.
Alyssa, who also encouraged other moms to post pictures of their own breastfeeding experiences by coming up with the hashtag #brelfie, quickly fired back when Wendy opined about the sight of breastfeeding.
“I don’t need to see that,” slammed Williams.
For an option to breastfeeding in public, Wendy proposed that moms use their cars for the purpose, referring to breasts as “fun bags.” Milano immediately had a retort.
“You have to realize that all over the world … you’re… not normal,” Alyssa informed the talk show host. “You’re lucky the baby’s not here, I’d whip ’em out and feed him right on your show.”
And Milano succeeded in shutting down Williams just that easily.
“I know it’s my issue,” conceded Wendy.
Alyssa is not alone in celebrities who are candid about breastfeeding, pointed out Inside Edition.
Gisele Bundchen shared a photo in which the supermodel was nursing, while Olivia Wilde decided to breastfeed while she was doing a photoshoot for Glamour. Angelina Jolie upped the ante by nursing her twins, and took the cover of W magazine showing her nursing.
As for Wendy Williams herself? The talk show host has a son who is now 16, and while she did breastfeed him, it’s the concept of nursing a child in public that has her upset.
“Breastfeeding is only for a particular amount of time. The rest of your life, your breasts are sexual things,” argued Wendy.
“Biologically, they were not made for sexual things, but that’s what we’ve done to them,” argued Milano.
As for shedding post-pregnancy pounds, Alyssa chose the high-fat, low-carb Atkins diet, and lost 46 pounds, according to Latino Health.
Milano initially weighed 172 pounds, and slimmed down to 126. The actress credits the approach for boosting her energy while keeping her satisfied. As for whether breastfeeding helped her with her weight loss, though, Alyssa feels it did not make a difference in slimming.
“I feel so much better than I did before it’s crazy,” praised Milano of the weight loss plan. “You know that feeling when you’re dieting where your stomachs growling and you’re angry and moody? There’s none of that [with Atkins], because you’re getting fats and proteins. It’s great!”
As a celebrity spokeswoman for the Atkins diet, Alyssa also is blogging for the company website. She shared her goals for the New Year.
“Focus on progress, not perfection,” proposed Milano. “I tend to beat myself up and get discouraged if something doesn’t turn out exactly as I had planned. Instead of giving up, I am going to try to learn from these experiences.”
In addition, the actress noted that in her role as a mother, she often forgets her own needs in trying to take care of her children. So another goal for Alyssa is to set up more “me” time for herself, such as exercising, napping, or even a getaway with her friends. And sometimes, she admitted, she’s so busy that she forgets to eat.
“Eat more often,” added Milano to her resolutions for the New Year. “I need to do better at making sure I have a low-carb meal or snack every two to three hours. I’ve had more crazy days than I’d like to admit where suddenly I’m famished by late afternoon because I didn’t eat enough (or anything). Plus, I have learned that eating every two to three hours keeps my metabolism constantly working, which means I am burning more calories. A win-win!”
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