Kim Kardashian Is a Fan of Nipple Shields, but Not Breastfeeding in Public
The mom of two discussed breastfeeding challenges on her blog. Turns out she loves nipple shields, but breastfeeding in public? Not so much.
My daughter was 3 when my son was born, and in the beginning, every time I went to breastfeed him, she'd cover her eyes and race out of the room. But Kim Kardashian West apparently has the opposite problem with her daughter when she tries to nurse her two-month-old son Saint.
"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," the 35-year-old reality star wrote on in a post on her app. "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 her, and now she is my little helper."
Just dont expect to see this adorable display out on the town anytime soon. Because despite the fact that Kardashian rose to fame on reality TV and is no stranger to posing for nude pictures, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star isn't exactly comfortable breastfeeding in public.
"I say, whatever makes you comfortable goes," she wrote. "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!"
Kardashian went on to share that breastfeeding has been easy for her, thanks to the invention of the nipple shield. "I use a nipple shield most of the time when I feed," she wrote. "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."
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