Feeding Choices of Famous Parents with Multiples

Famous celebrity moms, especially of multiples, make the same feeding decisions all parents do. Check out the feeding choices of these famous moms and dads of multiples.

Whether you are a parent who just won an Oscar for an onscreen performance, or a parent waiting for your children in the school’s carpool line, everyday consists of making important decisions for your children. Famous celebrity moms, especially of multiples, make the same feeding decisions all parents do. Check out the feeding choices of these famous moms and dads of multiples.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony:

Jennifer Lopez made the choice to formula feed her twins, Max and Emme, from birth. In an interview, J-Lo said, “My mom didn’t breast feed and I think that was the thing for me.” 

(Wall Street Journal, 2008)

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt:

During an interview with People, actress Angelina Jolie said that breastfeeding twins, Vivienne and Knox, simultaneously got easier over time. "They eat every three hours and I’m getting better at holding them both for [breast]feeding at the same time..." Her husband Brad Pitt said, "We try to get them to eat simultaneously for the sake of management, but it gets a little crowded at the bar!"

(People, 2008)



Rebecca Romjin and Jerry O’Connell: 

Jerry O’Connell and wife, Rebecca Romjin used two bottles and a can of formula when feeding 6 month-old twins, Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip. Up until that age, Romjin breastfed the twins at the same time. O’Connell told People, “Even I was like, ‘Honey, why?’ Let’s go get some formula...”

(People, 2009)



Angela Bassett and Courtney B Vance:

Angela Bassett and husband Courtney B. Vance took turns and stuck to a schedule when it came to bottle feeding their twins, Slater and Bronwyn, who were born with the help of a surrogate. Bassett told People that in order to stay organized, she created an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of who was on bottle and who was on diaper duty.

(People, 2006)

Julie Bowen and Scott Phillips:

Modern Family star, Julie Bowen, mastered the “double football hold” when breastfeeding her twin boys Gustav and John. “…They call it the 'double football hold, you hold one here, and here [gesturing to her breasts], like two footballs.”

(Huffington Post, 2014)



Choose Your Parenting Information Wisely!

While she may not be a celebrity mom, Dr. Meg had to make the same decisions when choosing how to feed her children. As a pediatrician, she has worked with a variety of parents. Today’s parents have access to more resources than ever when they want information about how to feed their children. While some information from the Internet is factual, some is also very inaccurate. It is important that parents choose their information wisely. Read more from Dr. Meg here.