Aww! Gwen Stefani Nurses Son Apollo in Switzerland

07/25/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

It’s a (meal) ticket to paradise!

While spending time in Switzerland, Gwen Stefani gave her Instagram followers a gorgeous glimpse into her life when she stopped to nurse her youngest son — 5-month-old Apollo Bowie Flynn — in front of a breathtaking backdrop.

Looking casual in a white tee and skinny jeans, the new Voice judge is surrounded by the country’s famous mountains as she breastfeeds her baby boy.

And although Stefani, 44, smiles for the candid snapshot, she keeps her son covered in aden + anais Radiant Red Classic Swaddle ($22).

Gwen Stefani Instagram Switzerland Breastfeeding
Courtesy Gwen Stefani

The super soft muslin swaddling blanket is part of the brand’s recent collaboration with (RED), with 10 percent of the profits from the limited edition collection going to the charity, which helps prevent the spread of AIDS.

Next up for the mom-of-three? Taking her seat alongside fellow judges Adam LevineBlake Shelton and Pharrell Williams for season 7 of the hit reality show.

But even then, family won’t be far from the No Doubt frontwoman: it was recently announced husband Gavin Rossdale will join Stefani’s team of talent.



– Anya Leon

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SLEmon on

Sweet moment.

Michelle on

Yes, let shame all mothers who don’t breastfeed with a photo of a celebrity allegedly breastfeeding but no where does she state that she is..

Melissa on

Aside from whomever is taking her picture she looks to be alone with her son…and yet she has him covered so awkwardly. really?

cindyann on

Hey Michelle, just shut up please?! I didn’t breastfeed and I don’t feel this pic or article is saying anything about whether you should or shouldn’t and NURSING means breastfeeding you ignoramous! Go find another story to b*tch about please! Snotty old sot

diana on

Michelle how is that shaming? I don’t breastfeed my son anymore and I don’t feel like I was shamed. I think its a beautiful picture. Maybe she covered him up because she doesn’t want anyone to see his face? I think its lovely. I wish my son still wanted to be breastfed. And actually I saw the picture on Instagram and you can tell she is feeding him. She doesn’t need to explain herself.

Lala on

Can’t please everyone! Reading just these first few comments, people already have something to complain about. For one, where does the article say anything about putting down non-breast feeding moms? If you chose to breastfeed, or had no other option, own it! Don’t let anybody shame your decision, because it’s not their child, and we all do the best we can!

Secondly, why does it matter that she chose to cover her child, while nursing? Maybe it’s soothing to him? Maybe there’s people you can’t see? Maybe it’s none of your business that not everyone feels comfortable whipping their boob out. The baby does not seem to be in distress, and neither does she. It’s just a sweet photo, of a mom, being a mom, and taking care of her child. Regardless of the means she chooses to do that by.

Gh on

Stfu, Michelle.

Bridget M on

I just love Gwen and am so excited for her to be on the Voice panel. She is an amazing role model for young women.

Bianca on

OMG Michelle! REALLY. Sweet jesus have a drink and settle down. What is it with you women being so negative and spiteful towards other women.

chicago on

She seems like a great mom!

halez on

what a sweet picture! love it!

Julie on

Shut up Michelle, you must be a guy..

I don’t breastfeed any longer, I’m not offended. The picture of Gwen is a sweet, touching moment with her son, in a beautiful part of the world.

KellyGreen on

I ALWAYS used those swaddle blankets when I nursed. They are the BEST! Lightweight and extra long. Definitely worth the $$$

Mamagirl31 on

She’s covering her boob!! When I fed my daughter she would get covered (loosely) in the process because I was covering my boob!! Was she just supposed to whip herself out for the world to see?!

Rebecca on

Just a thought on baby being covered – around this age is when baby can become distracted by their surroundings when eating. A simple cover up can allow baby to focus on the task at hand :)

Emmaleigh on

Michelle if that photo or story makes you feel shamed you are entirely too sensitive. I mean, really? I can’t breastfeed and I’m like, awwww…look at Gwen and her little fella.

Gia on

Ooh it’s a great view of photo!

livia08 on

Love it. She’s so awesome.

How does she keep her hair so platinum while pregnant and nursing – I envy her!

Maria on

Yeah…when Gwen Stefani posted that picture it was obviously a jab at women who can’t breast feed, because she clearly wants to make those women feel badly about themselves. LOL – no, no, no.

Doesn’t it make you think, though, when someone makes a crazy comment like the one Michelle made, isn’t what she’s really saying is that she does stuff like that – posts pictures because she wants people to feel badly – and that’s why she thinks other people do that too? Not everyone is so screwed up and mean and wanting others to feel bad. Sorry to disappoint.

Likely on

I think its precious and I’m happy to know she gives so much quality time to her son……..not because she’s nursing necessarily but because her life is so busy and yet her sons are her priority…..Bless you Gwen :)

Likely on

Melissa is a bia-tch……good grief :/

Lara on

What a beautiful photo!

Michelle, you should really think about investing in some therapy, and hopping off of the world wide web. Clearly you’re now only functioning at the level of those who spend all day fighting in comment sections and anonymous chat forums, so now everything is offensive and a fight to you.

How is posting a picture of a moment with your child inferred as shaming other mothers?! She didn’t post it next to a picture of a formula can with a poison symbol over it LOL.

LisaLisa on

Wow, beautiful pic! What a fantastic view to have while nursing too. Nothing negative towards any parent to be read into here, and she is definitely nursing. I would modestly cover up when in public and feeding our children. Most of the time, no one would even know, whether at a park, a restaurant, a store, wherever.

Callie on

That’s an appropriate picture of a mother feeding her child, not one with her t*ts hanging out for the world to see. Nice job Gwen!

ceecee on

If you people who dont think she is holding her son look closely at the picture you can see the baby’s hand. Furthermore Gwen’s top is pulled up a little on the side. GWEN IS FEEDING HER CHILD AND SHE ALSO IS SHOWING RESPECT FOR HERSELF, SHE DOES NOT HAVE TO SHOW HER BREAST AND HER BABY FEEDING TO BE A GOOD MOM. I REALLY WISH THESE WOMEN WHO WANT TO PUT THEIR BREAST ON DISPLAY DID NOT FEEL IT WAS NECESSARY TO DO THIS IT DOES NOT MAKE YOU A GOOD MOTHER IT MAKES YOU A WOMAN JUST SHOWING HER BREAST. AS A WOMAN WHO BREASTFEED HER CHILD AND I DID COVER MYSELF IT MAKES ME THINK YOU WOMEN LIKE THE ATTENTION BUT REMEMBER ALL ATTENTION IS NOT GOOD BECAUSE THERE ARE FREAKS OUT THERE THAT CAN HURT YOU.

TempeH on

Beautiful, sweet photograph…..and condolences to all the sour pusses who found something to crab about :)

Saralee on

Michelle, not breastfeeding is either a choice or an inability. Either way it is not shameful. Women who can and choose to breastfeed are certainly doing something good for their children. There is no reason to hide it and there is no reason to take it personally. They’re doing it for their kid, not for you. Breastfeeding mothers have been shamed more than enough so doing it in the open is not a bad thing.

Chris on

To breast feed or not to breast feed. Everyone situation is different so don’t judge and I don’t a believe Gwen is trying to make any statement here. She is just sharing a lovely private photo. Be happy with that people.

mrsuga on

such a beautiful photo…baby and mommy! love her effortless style at all times. she’s amazing!

Tay on

It’s a great photo!

nancy on

Michelle: you sound stupid. Melissa: you sound stupid, too. You can clearly see a little arm sticking out and rightfully, there is a head where her breast is. So looks like a breastfeeding mom to me – do you think she’s just trying to fake a photo? Really?

Melanie M on

I see the breastfeeding nazis are at work again trying to shame and bully women who choose not to breastfeed. I’m not saying Gwen is. A whole generation of people born in the 1960′s weren’t breastfed and we’re all doing fine. It’s unnecessary.

B on

OMG!!! Why does everything have to be a statement! Why can’t things be what they are, someone proud of their family and wanting to display that? I couldn’t breastfeed and I don’t find it offensive! I take pics of family moments whenever I can and show them to everybody I know!!! Whether personal or not! I have loved Gwen since the mid 90′s, she’s awesome! I think it’s a gorgeous moment!

Sammi on

What a beautiful picture :)

4mom on

Ha ha! Brings back memories. He is covered like that because a 5 month old will rip that cover off and expose you if you don’t have a good hold on it. If she is alone then who took the picture? I don’t have the ability to see who may be standing behind her. Also if you feel this is shaming you for not breastfeeding then perhaps you just feel ashamed. I breastfed, but I could care less if you did or not.

Angelica on

I think it’s great that she’s breastfeeding.

Anonymous on

Melanie M.- What makes you feel like people on here are shaming non-breastfeeders? Saying that it’s wonderful that someone is breastfeeding or that doing so is good for your child is hardly saying you’re a horrible mother if you don’t nurse!

chris on

Wow..what a beautiful picture.

valeskas on

Switzerland the most beautiful country in the world. If you have the money, you need to see it.

Summer on

So sick of the breastfeeding debate. Do it or don’t do it. No one cares. The kid will be fine either way. It’s sad when a beautiful pic like this is reduced to a bunch of harpy women sniping about something so silly as what a woman does with her boobs. This a such a nice picture that her family will treasure in future years. Love it!

Tay on

Its a personal preference on breastfeeding or not, no need to debate.

Anonymous on

Shamed because you couldn’t breastfeed – usually it’s because the mom or the doctor is too lazy to work at it. I breastfed my daughter until she was 10 months and although it came fairly easy, you have to stay on a schedule and keep at it. I think it’s a beautiful picture and from someone who’s whipped it out everywhere, she looks like she’s doing just fine.

guest on

Nursing is about the only thing I miss about the baby stage. It is such a precious thing.

egni knov on

There is nothing more beautiful then a Mother nursing her baby.It is the best for the baby health wise and the bonding between them is lovely.
I wish more American Mothers would nurse their children and for the prudes among you,get a life.
What a lovely picture.

egni knov on

IT IS THE MOST NATURAL THING YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR PRECIOUS BABY.
EVERY MOTHER SHOULD DO IT IF SHE CAN.

K on

Jfc. Whats with all the negative comments? I don’t cover up whilst feeding my 5 m/o, dont see me sitting here slagging her off because she has a cover. Grow up, idiots.

Lovely picture though, such a sweet moment!

peyton on

Looking for publicity to promote her “gig” on The Voice. She has a very low “Q” rating. And The Network made a bad choice going with her.

Sadly, it will not help. Rating are going to drop the fall on The Voice.

KW on

aw, I wish I was that skinny after baby!

Mel on

Melissa, she is showing modesty and respect for others by covering up. Wonderful moment that was’t tacky like most breast feeding moms share with the world!

Tina G. on

LOL if this makes you feel ashamed, then that’s your own issue. Shaming her for “allegedly” breastfeeding, is even worse. Holy MOLY people, honestly? Good for her! If it offend you, then you must be feeling a little guilty about your own decisions. I did both, and no way does this make me feel shamed, or guilty. And piling all of that crap on someone else, a stranger no less.. that’s your own fault. If you didn’t bf, freaking OWN it, don’t cower in some corner or behind the internet. Geez. Doesn’t matter how YOU fed your child, own it.

Melissa on

Michelle – I think you might be making this bigger than it needs to be… WHERE is there any “shaming” of non-breast feeding mothers? There is nothing wrong with either of a combo…. I was bottle fed… not like I had a choice, but…. I turned out ok…. let it be what it is a beautiful picture, if she IS breast feeding- that’s beautiful too…. if she’s not… guess what… it’s still a beautiful picture….

Melissa on

Michele….. NO ONE is shaming anyone….. you are reading WAAAAAY too much in to a beautiful picture…..

Melissa on

I’m sorry “LIKELY” that you feel that I am a “bia-tch” although I am wondering just why- My comment was that no- one was shaming whoever Michelle is .. about breast feeding or not … I simply stated that it was a beautiful picture whether she is or isn’t….. not taking any one side, not pointing a finger or making a debate of anything….. how exactly does that make me the bad guy here…. ?

Andrea on

Beautiful picture. Mother and child in a scenic, peaceful moment. Love Gwen S! Still waiting on some new music!!

Page on

Great view of mountain and gorgeous place, like heaven.

Mommytoane on

Michelle has her panties in a twist. Obviously she feels guilt, or remorse for her decisions. I didn’t breastfeed my daughter, and I feel no regrets, no remorse. She’s perfect the way she is. I think this pic is sweet. Its nice to see a breastfeeding mama that is modest. The ones who get kicked out of restaurants and whatnot aren’t being modest and act like everyone should just put up with it. I eat in restaurants too, but I don’t feel the need to use my hands and shovel it in, that would lack manners and modesty.

Anonymous on

Mel- Not forcing your baby to eat his/her dinner under a blanket doesn’t automatically equal tacky. It IS possible to breastfed discreetly without covering up (or going somewhere private!). I’ve seen it done, many times! :)

Amy on

Nursing can be difficult, but it is the absolute best thing for mama and baby. This country would be a better place if woman supported and encouraged other woman. So next time you see a nursing mom, tell her what a great job she’s doing and to keep it up. Whether she’s covered up or not. Spread some kindness and love, that’s what we need.

Gill on

That blanket is a good deal and it helps a preventing AIDS foundation. Great!

Susan on

Oh Melissa, get over it. Perhaps it was a bit breezy there and she needed to cover the infants head, or perhaps she didn’t want her boob showing. Her choice, not yours, get a life.

Ayla on

It’s in my country. You need to visit Switzerland! This picture was taken at the train station Reichenau, Graubunden, Switzerland :). Gwen and Gavin were on a visit here – they’re visiting the family Federer. Roger Federer has a holiday house in Valbella, Graubunden, near this place. Beautiful picture :)

Barbara on

There are no longterm benefits to breastfeeding. Breast milk is NOT magical.

Tay on

Love the mountain view, so peaceful.

Angie on

Gwen looked great, very happy for her!

Anonymous on

Love the great view of the photo. Gwen looked very peaceful out there.

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