Hayden Panettiere enters treatment for postpartum depression. Will her courage help others? (Photo: Global News)
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No new mom should suffer the postpartum depression in silence. These 14 celebrities have been open about their own experiences in an attempt to take the stigma out of a very real illness.

No new mom should suffer the postpartum depression in silence. These 14 celebrities have been open about their own experiences in an attempt to take the stigma out of a very real illness.

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Mayim Bialik has been an outspoken advocate for extended breastfeeding and attachment parenting, going so far as to share an image of herself nursing her 3-year-old son Fred on a New York City subway. She accompanied the photo with an essay about her decision, saying: "I have written about my now-3-year-old son Fred and his nursing rhythms before. To recap: Fred nursed for a solid 12 months with no supplements, no solid foods, and not even a sip of water. He got the hang of eating solids…

Mayim Bialik has been an outspoken advocate for extended breastfeeding and attachment parenting, going so far as to share an image of herself nursing her 3-year-old son Fred on a New York City subway. She accompanied the photo with an essay about her decision, saying: "I have written about my now-3-year-old son Fred and his nursing rhythms before. To recap: Fred nursed for a solid 12 months with no supplements, no solid foods, and not even a sip of water. He got the hang of eating solids…

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Julie Bowen  Breastfeeding twins is no easy feat, but Julie Bowen showed how it's done during an appearance on Lopez Tonight back in 2010. She shared a picture of herself nursing twins Jon and Gus and said:      "It's like two little liposuction machines on you. They suck the fat out of you. They call it the 'double football hold.' You hold one here, and here [gesturing to her breasts], like two footballs . . . They're doing God's work right there, helping me return to my birth weight."

Julie Bowen Breastfeeding twins is no easy feat, but Julie Bowen showed how it's done during an appearance on Lopez Tonight back in 2010. She shared a picture of herself nursing twins Jon and Gus and said: "It's like two little liposuction machines on you. They suck the fat out of you. They call it the 'double football hold.' You hold one here, and here [gesturing to her breasts], like two footballs . . . They're doing God's work right there, helping me return to my birth weight."

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