From Breastfeeding to Compression Socks, 13 Celebrities Who Got Real About New Motherhood on Instagram

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"Been breastfeedin' in compression socks for the past 3 weeks, hbu?" wrote Ilana Glazer alongside a recent Instagram photo of her nursing her newborn baby. In both her art and her real life, the False Positive star has made it her mission to demisogynize the pregnancy experience—and in her first few weeks as a mom, she hasn't wasted any time. In fact, she's among the spate of celebrities freely sharing their journey into motherhood with all its ups, downs, and in-betweens.

Some, like Ashley Graham and America Ferrera, are showcasing the challenges of breast pumping at work. Others, like Amy Schumer, are getting real about their postpartum experience, from physical recovery to disposable underwear. As for Gabrielle Union? She's using humor as a coping tool when it comes to the stress and lack of sleep that come with taking care of a young baby. "Mama needs a night cap and a temperpedic," she captioned an adorable snap of her daughter, Kaavia James. Normalizing the less-talked-about realities of motherhood, these stars are fighting against taboos, stoking important dialogue, and, in turn, empowering other mothers. Here, a look at all the stars who've taken to Instagram to provide an unfiltered peek into their experience.

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