British pop singer Myleene Klass has taken to Instagram to share some images of her breastfeeding her gorgeous 11-month-old baby Apollo. But she’s had some nasty backlash from baby “trolls” who have taken offense to her “pumping”.
The former Hear’Say singer and mom of three has hit back at disparaging remarks that have been made in response to her breastfeeding pics.
In her most recent post, she says: “No one bats an eyelid when prepping their own breakfast, why choose to get flustered over my baby having his?”
Boobs, Myleene adds, were designed to feed babies and she reveals she’s been exclusively breastfeeding Apollo since birth. “It’s part of our bond. I love, LOVE doing it for him.”
“How funny that some fat, cells and glands could so deeply offend so many,” she writes on Instagram. “It’s my body, my baby and my choice.”
Myleene adds that being a mom is hard enough without everyone telling you what to do with your baby at every turn.
“You can’t do right for the wrong,” she says. “Seemingly, everyone knows how to raise your baby except you. If you feed with formula, you’re supposedly the devil, if you breastfeed, you’re offending those that don’t or can’t.”
Myleene also took a swipe at another ridiculous argument against the practice of breastfeeding, that is, that men won’t be able to control themselves when they see these images.
She goes on to praise women for “normalising” breastfeeding by sharing their pics.
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Uh oh. Some of us mums are being chastised for ‘pumping’. 🤣 No one bats an eyelid prepping their own breakfast, why choose to get flustered over my baby having his? Boobs were designed to feed. How funny that some fat, cells and glands could so deeply offend so many. Being a mum is hard enough. You can’t do right for doing wrong. Seemingly, everyone knows how to raise YOUR baby except you. If you feed with formula, you’re supposedly the devil, if you breastfeed, you’re offending those that don’t or can’t and worse yet, the patriarchy won’t be able to control themselves…stop titillating the men folk! My body, my baby, my choice. I’ve been exclusively breastfeeding Apollo for 11 months. He’s my miracle baby. It’s a part of our bond. I love, LOVE doing it for him. The photos of other women breastfeeding, pumping, normalise things for me and if mine, in turn, do the same for other mothers who feel embarrassed, judged or that they should need to stifle their baby under a Muslin lest they offend some wallflower with their life giving, breastfeeding skills, I‘ll continue posting. The cracked nipples, feeding through mastitis, engorgement, bleeding, blocked milk ducts, the fear someone’s left the freezer drawer open and ruined your milk stash, the night pumping, the leaking, the boulder sized bras cutting up your shoulders, the extra weight your body clings onto, trying not to spill a drop as you decant at work, timing your feeds so you don’t explode, watching what you eat and drink, these mums deserve support and respect, not critique. What a bunch of babies.
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