Tiffani Thiessen is a proud breast-feeding mother, but she won’t be joining the #brelfie movement.
“I think a woman should be able to breastfeed anywhere and everywhere,” the Dinner at Tiffani’s star, who is still nursing her son, Holt, 9 months, tells Us Weekly.
“I do what I need to do, but usually in a restroom … and sadly sit on a toilet and nurse my child,” revealed Thiessen, who says she feels a bit conservative when feeding her child. “At the same time, I don’t judge women who … sit at a dinner table and do it.… It’s just not me.”
While celebrities such as Beyoncé have touted the weight loss benefits of breast-feeding, Thiessen says it has never made her “skinny.”
“That’s a myth for me,” says the actress, who recently partnered with Albertsons and Safeway to launch its new Signature brand. “I’m still not there.… What are you going to do? … I can’t starve myself because that’s not good for my child.”
Instead of stressing over the scale, Thiessen is focusing on her family. The Saved by the Bell alum, 42, and her actor husband, Brady Smith, are also parents of Harper, 5, — and six rescue chickens named Scarlett, Mable, Clementine, Molly, Dolly and Ruby.
“I swear, I think my husband has his picture and number at all the rescue places and they just know to call him,” Thiessen cracks to Us. “He’s obsessed with our chickens right now.” And so is Harper. “She feeds them. We give them leftovers all the time, little scraps.”
The Los Angeles–based brood also grow their own food in the backyard. “We have tons of veggie gardens and huge citrus trees,” she raves. “We kind of have our own little thing going — our own little signature line, per se, in the Smith household.”