Actress Olivia Wilde allowed Glamour to photograph her breastfeeding her son because ashe saysc it captures one facet of her layered personality right now.

The photo shows Wilde sitting in a diner booth while her naked son Otis is latched onto her exposed right breast. The image is part of a spread the magazine did for its September issue.

"Being shot with Otis is so perfect because any portrait of me right now isn't complete without my identity as a mother being a part of that," she told the magazine. "Breastfeeding is the most natural thing. I don't know, now it feels like Otis should always be on my breast."

Wilde admitted that not everything about the photo was natural. She said usually she's less pulled together when feeding her son.

Olivia Wilde breastfeeds son Otis for a Glamour magazine photo.
Olivia Wilde breastfeeds son Otis for a Glamour magazine photo. (Patrick Demarchelier for Glamour)

"It felt like we were capturing that multifaceted woman we've been discussing -- that we know we can be," she added. "You can be someone who is at once maternal and professional and sexy and self-possessed. (But) I mean, I certainly don't really look like that when I'm (typically) breastfeeding. And there's usually a diaper involved."

Wilde also dispatched any talk of impending wedding bells with Jason Sudeikis, to whom she has been engaged since January 2013.

"We're engaged, but no specific plans yet -- we just have to find the time to put it together. In many ways, a child is more of a commitment. We are fully committed and really happy as a family. And there's no definition of the 'normal family' anymore. Kids today are growing up with so many different definitions of family. I guess what I'm saying is that I don't feel any pressure to do it. But I think it will be really fun."



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