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Mayim Bialik Speaks Out In Defense Of Breastfeeding Her Son Until 4

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Mayim Bialik recently defended breastfeeding her son Fred until he was four.

The author of Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way – told In Touch Weekly, “People laughed and sneered but it wasn’t wrong. Just because you do something your way doesn’t mean you can judge people who don’t. If I breast-feed and you don’t, it’s OK. I don’t think I’m a better mom and my kids aren’t necessarily better off than yours.”

The single mom to Miles, 8, and Fred, now 5, says the response she’s received online and via social media made her cry.

“The way that I parent is the way thousands of women parent all over the world, but I get flak for it. People say really mean things!”

In her personal blog, the actress shared what she plans for her kids before The Big Bang Theory starts up again.

She wrote: “Now that I am on hiatus, I do some publicity stuff. I do some traveling for work and some speaking engagements, and some for fun. I see my sons more and do normal mom things. And as soon as their classes end (yes, even homeschool kids have a summer break!), I hope to do beach things with them and just have some down time before we start Season 8 in August. And I have a ton of not very exciting, but necessary construction that I have to do on my house. That’s the summer plan.”

 

Mayim Bialik: I’m A “Hippie Mama”

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Mayim Bialik raises her children Miles, 8 and Fred, 5, as Vegans. The Big Bang Theory actress – who has a new cookbook out called Mayim’s Vegan Table - says since they are home schooled – it’s been easier for her to have them to follow the vegan lifestyle.

“But you don’t have to home schooled to keep your children vegan,” she said in an interview with One Green Planet.

Mayim added that it’s about teaching kids that “animals have feelings and experiences and lives.”

She also said, “It’s about not going to zoos and about being very clear with my children that Momma gets sad at zoos…momma doesn’t go to the circus. These things won’t work for us.”

A self-proclaimed “hippie mama”  – she makes her kids’ shampoos and avoids commercial cleaning products. The single mom is also a big supporter of breastfeeding. In February she explained why she had no regrets on doing so in public.

She told The Huffington Post, “I think anywhere you give a bottle, you breastfeed. I didn’t feel the need to be immodest, but also feel like that’s going to vary from woman to woman. I would try and be, absolutely, respectful and conscious of the community I was in, but I don’t believe you need to cover up a baby eating, anymore than you need to cover up a baby drinking a bottle.”

“Breastfeeding is not a sexual act. It’s an intimate act, and that makes some people uncomfortable. But that’s completely normal to have all of the humane hormones that are released when you breastfeed regulating your relationship with your child — that’s simply normal.”

Divorced from her ex-husband Michael Stone - Mayim claims he’s a great dad.

“Even though I’m divorced, I’m very grateful to my son’s father for being an incredible present parent,” she told E! News at the 20th SAG Awards Preview Day.

“He’s home with them when I’m at work and he’s their full-time dad when I’m not with them, so that’s how I do it. We don’t use a nanny and I clean my own toilets, famously, and I make my own food and have a very kind of simple life that way. There’s no magic. They have their father taking care of them and that’s how our life works,” Bialik continued. “But I have tremendous respect for moms who are juggling daycare, two parents working and all that stuff. I don’t know how I would do that.

“It’s incredibly difficult, and I appreciate that I’m a public person and people say, ‘Oh, you balance it well,’ but there are women who balance a lot more than I do with a lot more grace and a lot less resources. So I try not to say, ‘I’ve figured it all out!’ because I have a lot of support and there are women who don’t.”

 

Mayim Bialik Severely Injured in Car Accident

The ‘Big Bang Theory’ star suffered her own little “big bang” yesterday afternoon in Los Angeles. The 36-year-old actress suffered a severe injury that almost cost her a finger! The accident happened around noon at the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and La Brea. Mayim was driving by herself in a White Volvo and was hit by another vehicle, which just happened to be carrying tourists from Chile.

An ambulance rushed to the scene and witnesses claim there was blood everywhere. They also claimed that Mayim’s finger was almost completely severed, “it was just hanging there” they said. There were even reports that she had lost the finger, but luckily doctors were able to save it. She even managed to post a tweet just hours after the accident (with the help of her husband),

 

(husband typing) In pain but will keep all my fingers. If u wanna See pre accident me watch The Soup tonight lol #joelmchale @thesoup

You can tell she is an entertaining, huh? Still finding the time to promote herself; don’t you just love Hollywood? Mayim Bialik Mayim Bialik1

 

Mayim Bialik Encourages Women To Take Back Their Power During Birth

Although writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner had a traumatic experience with numerous medical interventions when she birthed her son, she is considering a more natural and holistic approach for her upcoming second childbirth. In an open and honest look into her painful experience, Brodesser-Akner asks the important question: Who controls childbirth - expectant moms or doctors?

In addition to reading the 'bibles' of intervention-free childbirths (Ina May's Guide to Childbirth and Your Best Birth), Brodesser-Akner also sought the sound advice of celebrity mom Mayim Bialik, who is a spokesperson for the nonprofit Holistic Moms Network.

We wanted to do everything we could to reduce the possibility of intervention," Bialik said of planning her first delivery, a home birth. "A culture that encourages you to let someone else tell you when to push instead of feeling it yourself scared me. I wanted to have power over my experience. Not to be a martyr but because my body was made to do this."

Bialik went on to describe her first birth. After three days of labor at home, she was transferred to the hospital where she birthed her son. Her newborn spent four days in the neonatal intensive-care unit. "My son was born with a low temperature and low blood sugar, which isn't unusual in light of the fact that I had gestational diabetes," she explained. "I understand doctors need to err on the side of caution, but there was nothing wrong with my child. All of our plans for bed sharing, nursing on demand, bathing him — gone."

 

Mayim Bialik & Family’s Farmers Market Fun

Former Blossom star Mayim Bialik, husband Michael Stone and sons Miles, 4, and Frederick, 1, enjoyed a sunny Sunday at a Farmers Market in Los Angeles, Calif. yesterday (May 30).

The actress, who received her PhD. in neuroscience from UCLA, has most recently had a guest starring role on The Big Bang Theory. Bialik recently dished on being an actor and having a family, saying,

We believe very strongly that the most important thing in our life is these two children that have been delivered to us by the miracle of birth. And really, we're trying to fit our life around that. It's not that I don't love acting. I do! I love being on the set, I love watching all the cameras and the lights. I love watching everything come together. I'm a really old-fashioned actor. I like to be on the set. But I really like to be with my kids."