Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West had her second child a couple of weeks ago and in a new post on her website she shares her thoughts about breastfeeding while also dishing out advice to new moms.
See her post below.
I’m about 2 months into breastfeeding and I’m not gonna lie—it can be time-consuming. For some reason, North hates when I feed the baby, and she lays on my lap so Saint can’t be right in front of me to eat, LOL! I’ve started to include her: Sometimes I will pump and have her feed him the bottle. That totally worked! She loved helping me, as opposed to my attention being off of her, and now she is my little helper.”
I feel super lucky that breastfeeding is easy for me and I produce a lot of milk—so much that I’ve taken over my mom’s freezer with tons of milk! I have such a good tip for breastfeeding moms: I use a nipple shield most of the time when I feed. I find the baby feeds better, and it allows me to never get irritated nipples or anything because they’re protected by the shield. The hospital suggested shields to me, since at the beginning I found nursing super painful and difficult, so I took some home and never looked back.
I know some people find breastfeeding such a private, personal experience, while other people are very open and even breastfeed in public. Now that I’m a mom, I say whatever makes you comfortable goes. I still personally wouldn’t breastfeed at a restaurant with a bunch of people I didn’t know staring at me. I’ve seen this before and remember tweeting how shocked I was. Now that I’m a mom, I’m not that shocked, especially if you have a few kids and can’t leave to breastfeed one kid in the bathroom while leaving the others at the table. But I still personally wouldn’t do it, unless it was an emergency situation and I was fully covered. I would however breastfeed in front of my girlfriends. I think it’s such a natural experience and I’m not shy about that. I know so many people get backlash for posting breastfeeding pics, but I don’t mind them!
I know people have their opinions on how others should live their lives and I try not to be judgmental anymore—this is simply just my opinion.