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Alyssa Milano: Breastfeed forever!

Published 09/09/2015

Alyssa Milano and daughter Elizabella
Alyssa Milano and daughter Elizabella

Alyssa Milano thinks it’s “crazy” when people react negatively to nursing pictures she shares online.

The 40-year-old actress shares son Milo and daughter Elizabella with husband David Bugliari.

Elizabella just turned one year old last month, but if mother Alyssa had her way, the little girl wouldn’t stop nursing for far into the future.

“I don't care,” she told ET Online. “I'm going to keep breastfeeding, maybe even until [Elizabella is] six!”

Alyssa is very active on Instagram and she often shares images of herself nursing baby Elizabella.

And she is shocked by the some of the “crazy” reactions to her breastfeeding photos.

“Everyone's fine with her nipples being out,” the star noted, referring to Miley Cyrus. “I think people are more comfortable sexualising breasts than relating them to what they were made for, which is feeding another human.”

Alyssa is currently promoting her new line of designer paper towels, which she created for paper goods brand Viva.

The former Mistresses actress designed nine styles for the company and fortunately for Alyssa fabulous paper towels go a long way to clean up the unexpected messes in her busy household.

“Thank God I have the husband that I have and that we laugh together about everything,” Alyssa smiled, noting her youngest puked while the family was looking at a property. “[Elizabella] projectile-vomited all over the back of this realtor’s car.”

Alyssa has previously shared her thoughts on how to care for the body after having a baby.

Unlike some celebrities, she never fretted about bouncing back to a pre-pregnancy frame.

“I’m trying not to worry about it too much,” Alyssa told Yahoo! Parenting when asked about baby weight. “Obviously those pounds are put on for a very important reason — that’s my sweet babies.

“I’m trying to look at it as building my endurance back up so I can work a full day and not be exhausted. I’m still breastfeeding, and it takes a lot of energy to make all that milk. So I know it’s about maintaining and being healthy so I can get through the day without taking a nap.”

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