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Daphne Oz: Why Breastfeeding Is a ‘Luxury’

09/15/2014 at 06:00 PM ET

Chew on this: Daphne Oz is a believer in love at first sight.

From the moment the TV host and her husband John Jovanovic welcomed their first child, Philomena Bijou, in February, the new mom was completely head over heels for her daughter.

“For me, it was like getting a first-hand glimpse of what love at first sight is really like,” Oz says in an interview with Bravado Designs.

“It’s something that I think no one can really explain to you until you have a baby of your own and you feel that immense love for someone you don’t even know.”

Strengthening the bond between Oz and her now 6-month-old was her choice to breastfeed, a decision the new mom says gives her the “peace of mind of knowing that it is the best first choice of food for your baby.”

Daphne Oz Breastfeeding Bravado Designs Baby Buggy
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Emily Deschanel Says Son’s Vegan Birthday Will Be a ‘Lot of Fun’

09/14/2014 at 12:30 PM ET

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With her son just starting preschool this week and a third birthday right around the corner, Emily Deschanel is one proud mommy.

“[Henry] turns 3. We’re going to have a little party for him, trying not to overwhelm him too much,” Deschanel, 37, told PEOPLE at the Mercy For Animals 15th Anniversary Gala Friday night in West Hollywood.

“We’re going to have some vegan tacos for his party. It will be a lot of fun,” says the actress, adding she’s been vegan for 21 years.

Naturally, the Bones star has passed on her food choices to her son.

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Why Eva Amurri Martino Stayed in Bed for a Week After Giving Birth

09/12/2014 at 05:00 PM ET

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She may have doubted herself a few times during her “marathon” 36-hour delivery, but after welcoming daughter Marlowe Mae, it’s been smooth sailing for Eva Amurri Martino — at least in the nursing department.

“I was really lucky. She latched right away and she’s a voracious eater,” Martino, 29, tells PEOPLE.

She’s such a good eater that Mom actually needs to step in from time to time. “It can actually be a challenge because she eats a little too fast and I have to slow her down.”

But while the actress says her little lady is a natural, she’s honest about the inevitable early challenges of breastfeeding.

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Bill Hader Jokes It’s His ‘Lot in Life’ to Be Surrounded by Women

09/12/2014 at 04:00 PM ET

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Bill Hader is the odd — make that only — man out in a home ruled by his leading ladies.

“It’s my lot in life,” Hader told PEOPLE at the Los Angeles premiere of The Skeleton Twins on Wednesday.

“I grew up with my two sisters and my mom, so it’s my lot in life to be surrounded by women.”

And while he tries to stand his ground, the actor admits he is outnumbered and will often surrender to his daughters, Harper, 2, and Hannah Kathryn, 5 next month.

“I’ll say, ‘I’m doing this!’ And, to me, masculinity is like, ‘I am watching TCM right now!’ ” Hader, 36, jokes. “They’re like, ‘No, we’re watching Peppa Pig.’ And I go, ‘Alright, Peppa Pig it is.’ “

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Tiffani Thiessen Is Hoping a Second Pregnancy Will Happen ‘Right Away’

09/11/2014 at 05:30 PM ET

Her best friend just became a big sister — and now Harper Smith wants to be next in line for a sibling.

In an exclusive interview with online magazine Sweden With Love, Tiffani Thiessen admits she wanted her daughter to hit that milestone several years ago, but when another White Collar star announced she was expecting, the actress put her own plans on hold.

“We were going to try two years ago because I was thinking I’d like them to be three years apart, but my costar on the show got pregnant,” says Thiessen, who is slated to begin filming for her new cooking show, Dinner at Tiffani’s, in the fall. “I thought I couldn’t do that to the show. So we ended up waiting.”

Tiffani Thiessen Sweden with Love
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Molly Sims Says Trying for Another Baby Is ‘So Fun’

09/11/2014 at 01:00 PM ET

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Molly Sims never in a million years thought she would be spending hours of her day watching trucks on construction sites — until she had a little boy.

“I know it’s going to sound weird, but we will go and find dump trucks and bulldozers and big trucks,” Sims, 41, told PEOPLE of her and her 2-year-old son Brooks‘s favorite activity.

“When we were in the Hamptons, we would go sit on the jitney and watch the construction,” she said at the Eric Carle Collection launch event at Gymboree on Friday.

“It’s like, why in the world would I spend an hour of my life watching caterpillars and dump trucks? But you do it and it’s fun!”

And just like any other working mom, Sims has learned to figure out how to balance everything in her life.

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Gavin Rossdale Learned Gwen Stefani Was Pregnant Over Email

09/10/2014 at 12:15 PM ET

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Now that’s modern parenting.

Gavin Rossdale learned wife Gwen Stefani was pregnant with their third child, now 6-month-old Apollo Bowie Flynn, via email, the rocker revealed to Howard Stern on Tuesday.

“The title was in capitals, ‘LOOK WHAT YOU DID TO ME NOW.’ I was like, ‘What is this?'” he jokes. “My blood pressure went through the roof, and I opened the email and it was [a picture of] the pregnancy stick.”

At the time, the Bush frontman was on tour — a bittersweet sacrifice for Rossdale, also dad to Zuma Nesta Rock, 6, and Kingston James McGregor, 8, with Stefani.

“The hardest thing about traveling now is the pain of missing my kids,” Rossdale tells the shock jock, adding that Apollo was conceived on Father’s Day 2013 — one of the few days he was home.

“Last year, I did 210 shows, so I figured, quite simply, as a dad, that’s 210 times I didn’t put them to sleep.”

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