Beyonce was breastfeeding Blue Ivy in public, an unnamed observer claims

Over the weekend, we noted Beyonce and Jay-Z’s first big public outing with baby Blue Ivy. You couldn’t even see the baby in any of the photos – Beyonce had Blue swaddled up in what seemed like five blankets, and it also seemed like there might not even be a baby underneath all of the stuff. Well, we had a fun time debating what was really going on in the photos – perhaps a family going out for breakfast, or perhaps another in a long line of hard-sells to “prove” what an awesome and natural and nurturing mom Beyonce is. My favorite comment was that Beyonce seemed to be carrying her swaddled up weave.

So Beyonce and Jay have done another photo op with a swaddled Blue Ivy, but this time we don’t have the pics – you can see one here. In addition to that, Us Weekly had this completely normal and not-at-all-suspiciously-planted story about Beyonce breast-feeding in public:

Count Beyonce Knowles among the millions of mothers worldwide who are proud to breastfeed their children out in the open.

Escorted by husband Jay-Z, the “Girls (Run the World)” singer, 30, took along daughter Blue Ivy, seven weeks, for a casual lunch at Sant Ambroeus in NYC’s West Village last Saturday. And Beyonce nursed her little girl at her the table, an observer tells Us Weekly.

Two additional sources confirm to Us that the first-time mom has been breastfeeding her daughter.

Beyonce was snapped leaving the eatery holding her newborn in a blue BabyBjorn — covered fashionably with a black Donni Charm scarf.

Mother and child emerged the very next day; this time, Beyonce held Blue in an exotic leopard-print wrap by Baby Bjorn.

Although the superstar is happily taking some time off to be a mom with Blue at their massive Tribeca loft and Scarsdale, New York mansion she shares with Jay-Z, 43, she’s gearing up for two musical projects in 2012 — and a potential film, One Hit Wonders. The brainchild of Glee creator Ryan Murphy, the musical comedy may star her pal Gwyneth Paltrow plus Cameron Diaz and Reese Witherspoon as faded 90s singers who team up in an effort to reclaim their fame. Beyonce’s potential role in the flick is not yet known.

[From Us Weekly]

Do we really need “sources” to tell us that Beyonce is breast-feeding? Do we really need eyewitness accounts? CB, Bedhead and I were debating the story last night, and we ended up coming down on the side of “No comment.” As in, we don’t even want to get into the debate about this breast-feeding story. If it’s really going down like these sources claim, good work and God bless. Breastfeeding is great, and women should have the right to breastfeed in public. Cough.

In other Beyonce news, there are some reports that Bey is going to join Jay-Z on the European leg of his Watch the Throne tour over the summer. There’s some question as to whether little Blue will be joining them, though. I mean… of course Blue will be coming, right? Beyonce knows that all of these “she’s such an awesome and natural mother!” reports will look dumb if she goes on tour with Jay and leaves the baby in NYC, right?

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  1. bite me says:

    matthew knowles needs to come back into the fold…this sh-t is getting old

  2. mln76 says:

    Can’t wait for the conspiracy theorists to explain this one away…

    • TQB says:

      haha! I can! It is possible for any woman to trigger milk production and breast feed. You use a system that involves tubes taped to your breasts so that the baby “nurses.” The nipple stimulation triggers the breasts to make milk.


    • Blue says:

      Explain what? Some unknown source says she breastfed at a table and some “sources close to the star” say she breastfeeds all the time. So what? Celebs push favourable story lines into the press all the time. Not saying it’s a lie but it also doesn’t mean it’s not a crock of shit.

    • Tapioca says:

      Playing Devil’s Advocate for a moment:

      Here you go

      Mmm… yummy hormone-induced lactation goodness!

      Hell it’s Beyonce – she’d probably try squirting all the fat out of her body just as a weight loss method. You might have also seen noted MAN Robert Di Niro breastfeeding with a false boob in Meet the Fockers.

      Or, y’know, the “sighting” is all BS.

      Speculation is fun!

    • Samigirl says:

      There have been (proven)stories about (adoptive) mothers breastfeeding their (adopted) children. Not stating it to “pwn” you like above, or whatever…just know it to be true. However, you know conspiracy theorists ALWAYS have a way to explain everything. It makes me roll my eyes.

    • The Truth Fairy says:

      @min76 – Here is your explanation:

      Babies feel comforted by sucking and will suck on a nipple even if the breast isn’t producing milk. It’s like giving a baby a pacifier to suck on – it calms them.

    • NinaG says:

      I can explain. I think she had someone from her team to leak this and say “See she really did have a baby” How could she breastfeed. When most people enter the entertainment they lose their souls and Beyonce has lost her soul a long time ago. She will do anything to stay presence on the the minds of the public no matter how ridiculous it makes her look. Bad press is press.

  3. AudreyS says:

    I can’t believe that Beyonce would breast feed in public.

  4. Beatrix says:

    You’re too late, Beyonce, your image is already tainted with the fact that you tried to pull this shiz on the public. Move on to something else to try and make people forget you did this.

    • LadyJane says:

      Love how she wore 6 in stilletos when 9 mo pregnant, but can’t seem to manage anything but trainers when actually carrying the child now that she has given “birth”

      • Karen says:

        What exactly do you love about this? I don’t understand your point. She chose to wear flat shoes to carry around her infant child. Does this make her different than any other woman?

      • Becky says:

        Not saying I believe the “conspiracy” either way, but wearing stilettos at 9-mos. pregnant and then ditching them suddenly after birth looks suspicious. I haven’t worn heels since my second trimester because my gait is so different and I’ve been quite a klutz. Granted some women can do it, but you’d feel like you learning how to walk again because your center of gravity changes. My stilettos are going back on after birth for sure!

      • Karen says:

        I was questioning the scornful tone that was expressed by Lady Jane. People will snark on Beyonce for many things but wearing trainers instead of stilettos (sp?) is just going overboard in my opinion. Maybe she didn’t want to risk losing her footing and falling with the baby.

        It really seems as though she is damned if she does and damned if she doesn’t. Britney turned her ankle while carrying one of her kids wearing big wedge heels. Victoria Beckham was carrying newborn H7 wearing her Brian Atwoods. Footwear is a choice – this time Bey chose to wear trainers.

      • gestaltman says:

        If I’m not mistaken she’s wearing Isabel Marant sneakers. They’re not exactly flat, those things have a built-in wedge inside.

      • mln76 says:

        So are we claiming Jessica Simpson isn’t pregnant because been trotting around in heels? So were a dozen other pregnant celebs.

  5. Marjalane says:

    uh-huh, yeah, sure, right, of course, I’m guessing Beyonce’s new nanny is named “unnamed source”.

  6. Dani says:

    ……….and then purple pigs flew right by…

  7. Lem says:

    Commenters are going to be lit up today! I feel it. Better get to the kitchen now and start making delusion shots and faux appalled tapas.

  8. Lem says:

    Not buying either side of this = nursing or leaving the baby at home to tour. Great story bro

  9. normades says:

    Bey doesn’t have a wet nurse?

    A Baby Bjorn? Pfff…doesn’t she know that the “cool” baby carrier is the Ergo Baby?

  10. Bad Gal Addiction says:

    I don’t know what she carried in that leopard print wrap but it sure doesn’t look like a 7 week old baby. Another huge pillow?!

  11. dorothy says:

    The fact that a “source” stated they witnessed Beyonce breastfeeding only fuels the rumor that she used a surrogate. Why else would they plant such a thing?

  12. Sisi says:

    It seems strange to me that she would do it in public. We’re talking about the people who covered the cameras in the hospital and who blocked other families for instance so NOBODY would see them. Imo it seems more likely that Bey would sit in her comfy handmade leather seats in her million dollar superprivate Mercedes van. That seems more in character.

    • Ailine says:

      Yeah. This definitely screams publicity stunt. She’s been sooo private until now.

    • Mr. Stinky FishFace says:

      As a breast feeding mom, when the baby is hungry you feed it no matter where you are. However seeing that she was at a Knick Game a few weeks back makes me question this. My baby is 9 months old and I’m lucky to get 3 hours away from her without her freaking out not to mention getting massively engorged.

      I’m happy to see a mom breast feeding but this seems kinda…odd?

      • Sisi says:

        please understand that I have absolutely nothing against breastfeeding in public. I just think that for Bey it seems out of character.

      • Floridaseaturtle says:

        Agree, that is what I was saying when that Lakers game post came out. Plus, I was thinking how uncomfortable it would seem to be, during an entire game, as your milk is coming in, which is normally less than the length of a game, right? Another thing… I remember what it was like, going out the first time, or even the first couple of times, without my new baby. I was a mental wreck, and I think that is the norm for moms, especially with their first. Of course new moms would like to get out, and very much deserve to. I would have gone banannas at a big event like that. Especially if I was breast feeding. And I know that you can express milk and all, but, that didn’t doesn’t work for all women. And I just get the feeling she doesn’t do that. No, not buying that.

    • Cheryl says:

      Good call, Im glad to see that most people on this website are on to the phoney Beyonce…its really pathetic of her to seek all this attention!

  13. Waldemar says:

    “Beyonce was snapped leaving the eatery holding her newborn in a blue BabyBjorn — covered fashionably with a black Donni Charm scarf.”

    How you can recognize one black scarf from another is beyond me. I googled them, they’re nothing special. Story is planted, don’t believe a word of it.

  14. Samigirl says:

    I hope it’s true, just to take the shock and shame out of public breastfeeding, but I can never tell with this woman. So, if it’s true, good for her.

  15. Asli says:

    I totally don’t have a problem with women breastfeeding in public but we’re talking about lock-down-hospital, keep-parents-from-seeing-their-sick-babies, duck-tape-over-cameras Beynce. She would never ever, ever breast feed in public!

    • Samigirl says:

      THAT is the best point I’ve seen thus far. If she’s soooooo worried about privacy, I can’t see her plopping a boob out and letting baby eat. I’d LIKE to believe it, but I never know with her.

      • eileen says:

        Its all about what suits her best at the time. If she wants to lock down a hospital and “give birth” that needs to be accepted. If she wants to “breastfeed in public” -the complete opposite as the behavior previously-that needs to be accepted too.
        I breastfed -in public if I had to- and I agree about wishing it would be made more acceptable in public. People give you dirty looks if your baby is crying-then the same ones give you dirty looks if you breastfeed. I never plopped my boob out on a table-I kept covered up but you still get The Look.

      • Asli says:

        Yup! She’s so worried about privacy etc. that her doing something like this is out of question. I feel that the more she plants a story the less I believe she was ever pregnant.

  16. eileen says:

    Seriously-the fact that these stories are IN the tabs speaks that its bullshit. Theres NO reason this would even be talked about except she’s so desperate to end the rumors and “prove” she had the baby. I don’t care either way-but times have changed and PR people can’t leak the sh!t they used to and get away with it. The public is getting smarter and skeptical. If you’re going to fake a pregnancy and try to claim that you had the baby-disappear for a while and stop trying so hard. JMO

  17. Buffy says:

    Please. Of course her baby is breasfeeding. They want what is best for the baby. But there really isn’t a way for her to have the real mother, who is stashed at home waiting to breastfeed for her, out in public doing it. So I call bullsh*t on the story. ;-)

  18. Bird says:

    Nice try, Beyonce. This story is total bullsh*t.

    If she were breast feeding, she would be tied to that baby 24/7. Babies that young sometimes nurse constantly and it’s too early to introduce a bottle without risking nipple confusion.

    Even if she were to pump, she would have to be doing that in the car to and from these events she has been attending. I couldn’t imagine leaving my breast fed newborn to go to freaking basketball game, but that’s just me.

    I will NEVER believe that she was pregnant.

    • puhlease says:

      I totally agree! I have completely lost respect for her. What a fraud.

    • mojoman says:

      hmm, all I want to know is how in the world does she has all the energy to stay all night outdoor? I was so pooped out, apart from having the baby velcroed 24/7 to my nipples, I barely could take a shower let alone go to a knicks game.

      • gab says:

        mojoman, I agree! I remember with my first at this age I tried to get a break by having a long shower to relax by myself. My husband came into the bathroom with crying baby as I dried myself off! I myself started to cry then. Really?! I can’t even get away for a shower by myself?

    • Linney says:

      That’s not true. My sister breastfed all three of her kids and also bottle fed them immediately. You don’t have to be attached to your child 24 hours a day to breastfeed. How silly.

      • OriginalTiffany says:

        That’s extremely unusual. Babies need to nurse exclusively for about 2 months before introduction of a bottle to avoid “nipple confusion”. I exclusively BF two kids for 2 years each. I BF for 48 straight months, my kids are exactly 2 years apart and I had to BF through an entire pregnancy (talk about draining, painful and difficult). I did it for my kid’s health, and I fed them whenever they wanted it when they were tiny, and wherever they wanted, The Look be damned. I covered up with a sling and a nappy, but still.
        When your baby is under 2-3 months old, you are exhausted and barely get time to shower or go to the bathroom. I went back to work at 2 months and it was so hard. I had to pump constantly and go to the childcare center several times a day.
        No Knicks games, one dinner out for my birthday at one month that I cried at and got engorged.
        I attended a nursing mom’s groups once a week and the stories are pretty similar.
        Planted story. End of story. So done with them. No one else seems to need to share these items with the press.

      • Scarlet Vixen says:

        @Original Tiffany: It’s actually not that uncommon anymore. I’m hugely pro-breastfeeding, but even I will admit that alot of moms don’t exclusively breastfeed. All of the women I know that have had babies in the last six months (and strangely enough that’s been ALOT of moms) have done a combo of breast and bottle feeding. Breastfeeding is “too hard” or time consuming for them. For most of the moms it’s been because baby wants to nurse too frequently and they’re too tired to wake up several times a night to nurse, so they alternate feedings with dad giving them a bottle (but then they complain to me that the baby doesn’t latch well, either). I personally barely left the house the first couple months and BF exclusively for the first six (and am still BFing my 15mo old), but I will admit that there were times when I got sick of having to be available 24/7.

    • Cheryl says:

      I know I think she is very talented she can sing and she can dance… but she is a fraud…everything about her is fake…fake hair,honey colored contacts,fake breast…all her photos are photoshopped…now fake pregnancy…have all seen the video of her dancing in 6 inch heels at 3am at 8mths preggers WHO DOES THAT? A non pregnant person…is who..and P.s even that baby pic looked photoshopped

    • SHump76 says:

      Not saying the Beyonce story is true one way or the other BUT you are wrong about the nipple confusion. it’s not too early. I was re-hospitalized for 3 days when my son was about 4 or 5 days old. He was bottle fed for those 3 days and went right back to breast feeding when I came home. He continued to have the occasional bottle after that with no problems what so ever.

      It varies from baby to baby, of course, but having done it myself with a 5 day old, I’m just saying it IS possible.

      In all honesty, I don’t care if she is publicly breast feeding or just pretending. Either way if it helps other mothers to actually breastfeed in public without being stigmatized, it’s a good thing in my book.

  19. puhlease says:

    This story is so obviously planted and a flat out lie. I have breastfed two babies and when I read a week or so ago that she was out to dinner for a date night without the baby I knew she was not breastfeeding. No breastfeeding mom would be away from the baby at dinnertime (also bedtime) when the baby is that young. They want to nurse like every 1.5-2 hours! The fact that they planted this story confirms in my opinion that she was never pregnant and used a surrogate. And I’m sure using a surrogate was for vanity and not because of conception problems! I wish narcissistic moms like that wouldn’t even have children. Such a shame.

    • normades says:

      True dat. They went to a Knix game or something, wouldn’t that be at least 4 hours of no feeding? Most women don’t bottle supplement at that age.

      I still say she has a wet nurse!

    • Nessa says:

      Couldn’t have said it better myself!!! No chance she is nursing. When they are that little, you are basically on lock down, they nurse so often. Every 2-3 hrs…

    • It is ME!! says:

      DING DING DING!! You win a cookie and the Internetz for truth.

      Oh, and what about that bit about her being out at 4 a.m. at Jay-Z’s club reopening? When I was nursing my daughter (which unfortunately didn’t last long), I was constantly attempting to nurse her- at the recommendation of both her pediatrician and my lactation consultant. And this was at all hours of the day! Ain’t NO WAY I would have been able to be apart from her in the time it took to go to a concert (if Bey actual went to her husband’s concert at the Kennedy Center) AND hang out at the club until the wee hours. And pumping breast milk is less efficient in getting all the milk out than baby is.

      Why Bouncy thinks people are buying this image of her as the perfect superwoman, I’ll never understand. She is just as human as the rest of us.

    • the original bellaluna says:

      Not to mention the fact that THIS is a woman who refused to allow ANYONE to see her walk the halls in a PUBLIC HOSPITAL.

      And NOW we’re supposed to believe she wouldn’t have the other patrons of the restaurant removed and/or cordon-off whole sections of the place to nurse?


  20. Ogechi says:

    I just wish tabloids could allow beautiful Beyonce to enjoy being a mum. People actually thought that she would look so flabby & fat after childbirth but unfortunately for them. She is still SEXY Bey. Let it go already because all the stories of pillow pregnancy didn’t work!!!

  21. rachel says:

    This site still obsessed with Bey??
    Can we have a day of different stories that don’t include this woman.

  22. puhlease says:

    Furthermore I will never buy US weekly again. I’ve always suspected that their articles are just written by PR reps. This just confirms it. Why spend my hard-earned money to buy lies! (Ok, my husband’s hard-earned money :) ).

  23. SmartGirlsAlwaysWinInTheEnd says:

    Find it interesting that the breastfeeding story came out around the time of news on a supposed new (horrible) movie with Goop…as well as stories on Goops latest interview where she’s trying HARD to sell the world that her BFF is the greatest mom since Mary, mother of Christ.

    *eye roll*

  24. Meanchick says:

    I find it hard to believe that a woman who THRIVES on attention and fame would suddenly be so timid and secretive about giving birth to the “greatest child on Earth.” I google her images and all I see are ass shots, boob shots, and punany close-ups. Now, suddenly she’s Laura Ingalls?

    • Jover says:

      Excellent reference meanchick Laura Ingalls hah; for allthe moola bouncy and camel has, they really are pathetic empty human beings – they have become fabrications of real live human beings; if bouncy’s music was soooo good it should be able to stand on it’s own; I wonder what they talk about when they are alone it can’t be how to raise a pillow – probably more along the lines of what stunts to exploit the fools that make them rich.

    • Peachy says:

      Lol! Its been a long time since I have heard a good Laura Ingalls Puritan reference. Although I always heard that later on, she became Wilder… Groan, I know!

  25. Agnes says:

    famewhoring. she’s not making a statement about being able to breastfeed in public – she just wants attention.

  26. Tweakspotter says:

    Oh Lord she is soooo full of it. The only way she is breastfeeding that baby is if she’s wearing that fake breast thing Robert DeNiro wore in that Focker movie to feed his grandson.

  27. gab says:

    Also check out the pic of Bey wearing a paper thin white t shirt. But she is nursing a newborn? She doesn’t have a clue does she? Why can’t we see the nursing pads or wet spots? Pfffft

    • eileen says:

      GOOOOOD Call. All this behavior is clearly from someone who has no idea what happens while you’re breastfeeding.
      When my milk would come in-I’d leak through the breast pads! ugh I made enough milk to feed a small village. If I was out without my baby I had to have a breast pump & cooler in my bag-or I’d be all wet in the front. I also always has another shirt in my bag. *memories*

    • normades says:

      Ding ding ding! We have a winner! Great point! I was changing those pads like crazy!

      • Scarlet Vixen says:

        The only time I ever leaked was when I became super engorged or heard a baby cry–and it was only my right boob. I just gave away literally several unopened boxes of breast shields because after the first week or so I rarely wore them. All of my bras are padded (gotta support the girls) so I never worried. My mother BF 5 kids and never leaked, either. Every woman–and boob–is different!

      • normades says:

        Fair enough.

        Reminds me of that episode of The Office where Kevin cries into Pam’s boobs to try to make ‘em leak. She eventually does when a yapping Kelly Kapoor walks by. lol.

    • jc126 says:

      True. Plus, I simply don’t believe Beyonce would breastfeed in public, and risk some photo getting out of her nipples exposed.

  28. whateveryouwantittobe says:

    The whole thing just smells fishy to me.

    Wait… this post just reminded me I dreamt I was breastfeeding a f–king cat last night, what the hell?!

  29. Kim says:

    Nothing wrong with this if she covers up her breast.

    I am pro breast feeding but also dont think women should just whip it out and expose it to everyone with the thought hey Im feeding my baby. You can do it discreetly.

  30. Maria_Spain says:

    ehm…just one littl thing…¿Where is the baby?

  31. e.non says:

    i call b. effin s.

    photo proof or it’s just more p.r. esp since a photo of her nursing would be enough to retire on.

  32. aprayerforthewildatheart says:

    I just don’t think Bey would breastfeed in “public”. I’m not saying she doesn’t breastfeed, I’m saying I don’t think she’d do it in public if she was. No one in the public saw her bump, why would the public see her breastfeeding? I say if she were going out, she’d bring along pumped breast milk in bottles, the paps would KILL for an actual pic of her breastfeeding, no way…

  33. Seline says:

    She breast fed in public, what a horrible mother! How gross! You people need help.

  34. novaraen says:

    I doubt very much she whipped out a titty in public in FULL view. She probably had a blanket over herself…like most women do when breastfeeding. Easy to fake…oh and yeah, a woman can make milk even if they didn’t have the baby. Anyone seen The Hand that Rocks the Cradle? She had a breast pump to make her milk come in.

  35. Playlist says:

    Just because you sit at the bar doesn’t mean the tap is open.

  36. die elepha beth says:

    Whether this is another attention-seeking, PR-mongering by Bey, I’m just glad that it’s Bey BREASTFEEDING in public. another good press for Breastfeeding. Whatever her detractors say, or how many againsts she has, she still has tons of fans. and to know that their idol is breastfeeding…

    Well, better than Bey the Formula-Toting Maybe-Momma.

    Rather than dwell on the negative-Bey-sassination, I’d rather chalk this one up as good press for BiP group.

  37. the original bellaluna says:

    Just more “padded” stories (lies) to go along with the rest of this padded pregnancy.

    I will never be convinced ME!yonce was pregnant, period.

  38. Sarah says:

    An ‘unnamed observer’ who no doubt can’t be named for reasons of reality.

  39. mew says:

    She probably put that rumour out herself to kill the “she didn’t give birth”-rumour and to score some mommy-points at the same time.

  40. anya says:

    Why does it matter is she’s an ‘awesome and natural mother’ or not? Is that really going to impact her status as a world class performer?

    Who cares how she brings up her kids, it wouldn’t change my opinion of her in any way.

  41. legofdoom says:

    So we’re meant to believe that in this day and age not a single person took a photo on their phone, even knowing that it would gain them more money since they had no doubt already decided to ring the media.
    Add to that the fact that 3 separate “sources” decided to call the very same tabloid with this non-story.
    If this was genuine, more magazines would have the details and be praising her on being pro-breast (plus why did no one comment about seeing her on twitter/facebook etc?)

    THIS bitch…

  42. BEG says:

    Ugh I can’t stand these two and its not for any other reason but that she feels this overwhelming need to prove that she seems to do everything better then everyone else;
    Oh look how gorgeous I looked pregnant, alot of people look great pregnant some dont, with my first I was gorgeous, with my second I couldn’t even look in the mirror
    Oh look how great I look right after giving birth. Having had two children of my own I know that it is pretty much impossible due to nature for you to not at least be swollen, I saw no signs on this woman that she gave birth to anything, I don’t think that I am being an ass to say that her body type especially wouldn’t allow the discomforts of being pregnant to go unnoticed.
    Oh look at me, in an attempt to prove I did birth this baby I am going to leak a story from unidentified sources that I was breastfeeding in public. Again….the breasts I’m seeing in photos are not that of a breastfeeding woman, and secondly, didnt in the olden days rich people hire woman to act as nursing maids, thats right, woman who had no biological tie to the baby, nursing because let me share some info for those who dont’ know, the female body can and will start to lactate if the proper stimulation associated with nursing takes place, thats how nurse maids nursed babies, secondly and I know this for a fact because it was prescribed to me with my second, there is medication prescribed by a doctor that when taken will make the body produce milk without stimulation, when the milk comes in your start feeding and then the stimulation mixed with the medication keeps it going. So I call Bullshit. No dobut her egg and his sperm were put together, but she didn’t not carry that baby and she definetly didn’t birth it. But what do I know, I’ve only had two of my own. Oh and can I just add, I’m a nobody and I look great and am super mom on any given day without the help of millions of dollars, so guess I’m better then everyone else too. UGH!