There’s a post on Celebrity Baby Blog about Tammy Etheridge (wife of Melissa Etheridge) mentioning, during a pre-Oscar interiew with Joan Rivers, that she’s nursing the couple’s four-month-old twins, Miller and Johnnie Rose.
Joan Rivers asked Tammy if she had exercised to get back into shape after giving birth to the twins. Tammy said, “No, I’m breastfeeding, I don’t have to do anything else.” Joan said, “Your breasts look great, so keep nursing!”
CBB went on to give Tammy “kudos” for nursing the twins, and to cite some of the benefits of nursing multiples.
. . . especially since multiples are frequently small and/or pre-term, they need the benefits of breastmilk even more. It can also save time, money, and allow you to bond with each baby individually.
I’m also a huge advocate of breastfeeding, so I’m glad to hear that she’s out there spreading the word – especially about nursing twins.
It it just me, though, who finds it rather disturbing that Joan Rivers’ response was that Tammy should keep nursing because her “breasts look great?”
As opposed to, you know, “because your kids will be healthier” or some silly reason like that?
Or is that just what’s to be expected of Joan Rivers?
On the other hand, I saw the shots of Tammy in that strapless dress during the ceremony, and I certainly can’t argue with Joan’s assessment 😉
When they showed her, the first thought that came to mind was, “Oh my. She is nursing twins isn’t she?!”