Elton John Is Breastfeeding His Baby. Wait, What?!

Thu, March 3, 2011 2:48pm EDT by 7 Comments

Elton reveals that his surrogate-born baby Zachary is on a strict breastmilk diet. That means the musician has either hired a wet nurse or he’s buying milk from a breast milk bank!

Sir Elton John made the surprising confession about 2-month-old Zachary during a recent interview with the baby blog Not So Average Mama, where he says baby Zachary “is thriving off an awesome diet of breastmilk.” But where is the milk coming from? It’s certainly not Elton’s!

Either Elton and his partner David Furnish are paying for a wet nurse or the pair have decided to buy donor milk from a bank. Most breast milk banks charge $3.00 to $4.00 an ounce, which quickly adds up to about $100 a day for a hungry newborn — small change for one of the richest men in showbiz who once spent $25,000 a month on flowers!

He’s not the only new dad buying breast milk — Neil Patrick Harris has the white stuff shipped in for his baby daughter.

Elton also shared the news that he and David — who both donated sperm to conceive Zachary — are bundling up their tot in eco-friendly, reusable diapers. “We use proper nappies, cloth,” he says. Miranda Kerr would approve!

And that’s a pretty brave move! Cloth diapers are kinder to the environment, but can be really messy — especially when it comes to newborn poop. As a new dad, I was keen to try cloth, but fellow parents warned me against the idea, suggesting reusable diapers lead to lots and lots of leaks!

Elton and David are obviously more handy with baby wipes than I am — or have an army of nannies ready to change Zachary!

–Ian Garland

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katy

Posted at 7:41 PM on May 14, 2012  

find in internet author Eugen calmic name of Picture Elton John-Feeding(live and erotic)

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Lily midwife

Posted at 8:53 AM on July 19, 2011  

As any mother who breastfeeds an infant and has older children knows, children mimic breastfeeding by lifting their shirts and holding the doll to their chest (male and female children). This doll is not different from dolls that are bottlefed or that pee. I do think it could change the dynamic of expectations of the next generation for feeding method. Breastfeeding has so many benefits to baby, society, and mother we should support things that help make it possible.

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Linzy

Posted at 8:46 AM on March 5, 2011  

Yay! That is fb that Elton (and Neil Patrick Harris) cn afford to get breastmilk for their little ones! There are many networks that help mums with not-so-much money get Breastmilk for their babies too. SO great to see Elton is an eco-dad!!

Although I am not keen on the insinuation by the writer here that “reuseable diapers” are prone to leaks. I get way more leaks in disposables. With cloth I never have to change his clothes and the nappy like I did with leaky disposables… :/ But I suppose that is just a few people trying one kind of “reuseable diaper”and it not being a good kind for them and never trying another. Like if huggies doesn’t suit your baby, wouldn’t you try Pampers and all other brands to find the best one for you, us cloth users do the same! We don’t just give up after the first nappy that doesn’t work

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Shifter mum

Posted at 8:36 AM on March 5, 2011  

You were lied to about cloth lol! You actually get far fewer leaks with cloth than plastic if you have nappies that fit right.

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suezq

Posted at 12:27 PM on March 4, 2011  

How many Nannies does it take to change baby Zachary’s Diaper? My guess is One!

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jojo

Posted at 7:22 PM on March 3, 2011  

r u smoking crack???? mens boobs cant produce milk

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Courtney

Posted at 5:23 PM on March 3, 2011  

um mens boobs can produce milk just like womens can but they usually either use a wet nurse or formula feed. Elton chosing to do this for his son is noble but of course some mothers that want to can’t

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