Mylene Klass just shared a powerful post on why ALL breastfeeding mums need to be given a break 3 weeks ago

Mylene Klass just shared a powerful post on why ALL breastfeeding mums need to be given a break

She clapped back at mom shamers.

If you have ever been made feel uncomfortable for breastfeeding your baby in public, or had someone raise their eyebrows asking "you're not still breastfeeding, are you...?" you are going to love this.

Myleene Klass is clearly one mum who has had quite enough with having to explain herself about her breastfeeding journey, and the 42-year-old took to Instagram this week to clap back at anyone feeling they should have a say about how another woman opts to feed her baby.

In a passionate 300-word post on the social media platform, the mum-of-three explains why breastfeeding mums (or rather, ALL mums) need to be given a break.

 

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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.

Et innlegg delt av myleeneklass (@myleeneklass)

'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 menfolk!

‘Boobs were designed to feed. How funny that some fat, cells and glands could so deeply offend so many.

‘My body, my baby, my choice,’ she shared.

Preach, Myleene!

The radio presenter said she felt sharing pictures of breastfeeding was hugely important within the mum community.

‘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.’

And Myleene then practised what she was preaching – sharing 10 photos of her breastfeeding her baby boy everywhere from work to while travelling to in a pool and while playing the piano.

We said it before and we'll say it again: Mums are heroes.