Amanda Seyfried defends a mother’s right to choose how to feed her babies

By Hayley Bradbrook

Following the birth of her daughter in March, Amanda Seyfried has been very candid about the responsibilities of motherhood. Seemingly fed up with the criticism many mothers face when it comes to feeding their babies, the 31-year-old actress took to Twitter on Wednesday (July 5) afternoon to defend moms everywhere.

“Breastfeeding is awesome. Formula is awesome. Feeding your baby is awesome. Not awesome? Judgement," she wrote on the social media platform.

The Hollywood star also Tweeted a series of excerpts from a 2016 Quartz article by journalist and author Maureen Shaw, who explained that breastfeeding is a natural part of life. "Breasts are intended to feed babies. With all our progress on feminist issues, how can such a simple biological imperative remain so stigmatized?”

Ensuring the health and well-being of her child is top of mind for the actress, who is already concerned about the negative effects technology may have on her daughter growing up. "I hope apps that change your face are dead and gone by the time my daughter is a teenager," wrote Amanda on Instagram, alongside an unfiltered and makeup free selfie of herself.

The Anon star also opened up this week about mental health and revealed she experienced anxiety and panic attacks while performing in the 2015 off-Broadway show The Way We Get By . “I started having panic attacks every six or seven shows. It feels like you’re going to die. It feels like you need to leave the stage," she said in a recent interview on Dr. Berlin’s Informed Pregnancy Podcast.

The mother of one added that she managed to get through that difficult time thanks to the support of her co-star (and now husband) Thomas Sadoski. "I would act through them, and I would just connect with Tommy. And he would always be aware of it. He would recognize that thousand-yard stare. And then he would bring me back and the lines would keep flowing," she stated.

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