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Kate Winslet Breast Pumped Her Way Through the Great L.A. Earthquake

The Los Angeles area was quite literally rocked by a 4.4 earthquake this past Monday morning, leaving many famous people (and non-famous people, but who cares about them) unwisely ducking for cover under their door frames. Among those rich and powerful was Kate Winslet.

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As Winslet told yesterday's Ellen audience:

"I've never been in an earthquake. And so it's 6:20-something or another and I'm sitting in the hotel here in L.A. and I'm pumping because I have a 14-week-old baby, I'm here for 48-hours — I couldn't bring him...And so I'm pumping, staring at my beautiful picture of my beautiful baby boy, my husband is on the other line and the room starts to shake...[I] ran to the door frame with my friend who was with me...and just carried on pumping through the whole entire thing!"

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Winslet also explained how her son Bear Blaze got his unique — well, unique until you realize that his dad is legally named Ned Rocknroll — name. Turns out her older children became quite jazzed on the name Bear early on and "Blaze" was chosen because Winslet and her husband basically met during a house fire.

When Ellen asked why Bear's last name was Winslet and not "Rocknroll," Kate responded with a perfect "Why do you think, Ellen?"

Ah, KATE. You claimed my heart in Titanic and have yet to give it back! Love can touch us one time and last for a lifetime and never let go till we're gone...

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karelysdavis
CinnamonMocha

I am so jealous of the women who pump then feed their child.

I breastfed my first child for a year until I just stopped because I was too exhausted all the time. He never took a bottle. At first we just spoon fed him. Once he latched he still didn't want bottles.

I am preggo with numero 2! is there any way to sort of help the child just take a bottle!? do you guys have any recommendations for best bottles?

I was never one of those women who feels that breastfeeding is so spiritual and such. It's SO MUCH work! and it hurts. And sometimes I just want to be physically away from the kid to breath. I like physical touch but the constant touch when babies are newborns is just so overwhelming. So I am hoping and praying and crossing my fingers and dancing around fire that this baby will take a bottle. Then I can just pump and put it in a trusty little bottle and get a break once in a while.