It’s a funny story, but also an important one. While promoting A Bad Moms Christmas on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Kristen Bell revealed she pumped breast milk during a script read. The moment happened back in 2016, when the cast had gotten together for the first film. Well — sort of. While castmates Kathryn Hahn and Mila Kunis were in the same room together, Bell was Skyped in.
According to Kunis, the cast then heard a buzzing noise — a noise familiar to many moms.
The best part about it is that Bell wasn’t apologetic over pumping during the meeting — nor should she be.
Bell also said that the guys in the room were a little less familiar with the distinct noise a pump makes.
Balancing the demands of work and motherhood is an extremely challenging feat, and we’re glad that Bell decided to share the story. While definitely funny, this also reminds us that there is still stigma around pumping and breastfeeding — aka, a 100% natural human process. Pumping breast milk or breastfeeding in a public situation shouldn’t be seen as inappropriate or awkward — it should be viewed as a perfectly normal act to help provide for a child, and we’re all about Bell unapologetically going for it.
Thanks, ladies, for (hilariously) chipping away at pumping-shame.