Kim Kardashian has tackled an issue close to every mother’s heart on her website – breastfeeding.
The 34-year-old opened up to fans about her experience of motherhood for the second time, and explained how her thoughts on breasfteeding in public have changed since having North and Saint.
‘I know some people find breastfeeding such a private, personal experience, while other people are very open and even breastfeed in public’ Kim wrote. ‘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’, she continued. ‘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.’
Kim went on to add that she’s not completely against it, however, if she was in the company of friends. ‘I would however breastfeed in front of my girlfriends’, she added. ‘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!’
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star went on to discuss how North has been coping with her new baby brother – and let’s just say it’s not all been plain sailing…
‘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!’ she confessed. Still, Kim seems to have found a savvy solution to Nori’s jealousy issues.
‘I’ve started to include her: Sometimes I will pump and have her feed him the bottle’, she wrote. ‘That totally worked! She loved helping me, as opposed to my attention being off of her, and now she is my little helper.’ Naww.
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Seeing as she’s now had plenty of experience, Kim then went on to give her top breastfeeding tip to all fellow mums out there.
‘I have such a good tip for breastfeeding moms: I use a nipple shield most of the time when I feed’, she said. ‘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.’
Thanks for the advice, Kimmy!