This Is Why You’ll Never See Kim Kardashian Breastfeeding in Public
Even though she’s comfortable in her own skin, Kim Kardashian says she’ll never breastfeed her baby out in public.
The mom-of-two, who welcomed her second child Saint West late last year, has taken to her app on Tuesday to talk about her experiences with breastfeeding. According to the 35-year-old, breastfeeding is very easy for her — but she just prefers to do it behind closed doors.
“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!” Kardashian writers. “I’ve started to include her: Sometimes I will pump and have her feed him the bottle. That totally worked!”
“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!” Mrs. Kanye West continues. “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.”
Kardashian also recalls the first time she saw a mother breastfeeding in public, remembering that she tweeted about how “shocked” she was by the action. Now as a breastfeeding mom herself, the reality star says fine with other mamas who feed their babies out in the open.
“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,” she says. “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.”
She adds, “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!”