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Kate Middleton Could Be A Breastfeeding Trendsetter!

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We're just as excited about the royal baby as the next person, but we didn't realize that there was so much at stake for Kate Middleton and her little bun in the oven!

Over the past year, the number of women who are choosing to breastfeed their children has dropped by 5,700, and it's the first time in a decade that figure has dropped!

So why are less and less mommies choosing to not go the natural route when feeding their babies?? Beverley Turner of The Telegraph UK believes society has inadvertently made it "uncool" to breastfeed!

She writes:

"Young mums are especially unlikely to breastfeed: it’s not cool; it’s not sexy and their boyfriends won’t like it. A lack of decent ante-natal education means they probably don’t even know that it will reduce their chances of breast cancer in later life. They’ve been raised to think ‘buying stuff’ is the only way to demonstrate success."

As a new mother herself, Beverley admits that it is not always the easiest option, but there are proven health benefits for babies AND mothers who breastfeed!

So the real question is, how do we make breastfeeding cool again?? That's where Kate comes in!

Beverley continues:

"[We] need women with power and influence to get their milky bosoms out and feed smiling in paparazzi pictures. Celebrity is depressingly powerful in dictating trends. As if there wasn’t enough pressure on her already, what we really need is The Duchess of Cambridge to get her Royal orbs out to feed our future monarch. And to be applauded – not seethed at – for doing so."

There's no doubt that if Kate chose to start breastfeeding, tons of new mommies would try, or at the very least consider, breastfeeding for themselves!

However, the last time her "Royal orbs" made an appearance, it caused quite a headache for her and her family!

We guess we'll just have to wait and see if Kate chooses to feed, or not to feed!

[Image via WENN.]

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21 comments to “Kate Middleton Could Be A Breastfeeding Trendsetter!”

  1. lauren says – reply to this


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    really over the push for breastfeeding. funny how its a liberal agenda. they talk about a woman's right to choose what to do with her body, and then attempt to force breastfeeding onto her with guilt tactics. basically, its a woman's choice. and no matter what she chooses, she shouldnt be judged. im choosing not to breastfeed, but its not because it makes me feel "uncool". its a personal choice, and quite frankly, nobody's business.



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    It's so funny how we have moved so far away from natural living. Why is breast-feeding even an issue?? It is logical to think that mother's milk would be a very healthy meal for a newborn child … isn't that why boobs were created?



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    Isnt there anyone who thinks this may be whats going on…Kate has already given birth! Just now the news is leaking out that she may have the baby at another hospital..YESTERDAY I posted what better way to spend quality time with your first born,your parents, and your husband than to give birth somewhere besides where the press is watching? "Supposably" Kate went to her parents to escape Londons heat wave. But maybe she had already had the baby or was in labour at the time. Remember Di originally said Will was born 10 days after he really was..Kate just pulled a Diana x 2..I have a family member on parliamant…so this is not just a crazy notion..hint-hint

  4. A.M says – reply to this


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    Breast is best. I'm a younger mother and have breast fed my son since day one, he is now 11 months old and we have no plans to stop any time soon. While I wont bash other women for not breastfeeding I do think it is something every pregnant women should be educated on, there are far too many benefits to not give Iit a shot.

  5. courtney says – reply to this


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    this article is stupid not all mothers that want to breastfeed are physically able for a number of reasons. other celebs have breastfed their kids Stella McCartney did it with all four of hers and it didn't help stop projecting onto Duchess Catherine if she can nurse she probably will and if she can't she'll probably hire a wet nurse like rich people usually do



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    It would be pretty pathetic to make that choice to breastfeed simply because Kate is doing it.

  7. waitykaty says – reply to this


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    Seems like Kate is always waiting for something? #waitykaty

  8. Ceee says – reply to this


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    So ridiculous to think that something like breastfeeding can be influenced by societal trends. Wake up, people. It should never have been deemed "uncool." Research tells us how much better it is for a child…it even affects his/her immune system. So women will think, "Oh, I'm gonna breastfeed my kid cuz Kate Middleton does it?" Pretty lame but if it's a positive result, I guess whatever works!

  9. irvinegirl says – reply to this


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    We're not doing it because our "boyfriends" won't like it. Really? Is that what it's come down to in our society that moms have boyfriends instead of husbands?



  10. 10

    So easy, better for baby, and really cheap. I don't understand people who don't even try it.

  11. Devynn says – reply to this


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    Boyfriends, husbands, what's the real concern is what your boobs will look like when you wean your kids. And MOST of the time it's NOT pretty! Bc we've been conditioned to look perfectly, perpetually youthful, many women are legitimately concerned that their flat sagging breasts are gonna be a turn off to their partners. Not everyone wants or can afford a boob job. And if breasts were just for breastfeeding, we'd all be flat chested like our animal mammal counter parts until we gave birth and then back to being flat chested when the kid was weaned. We have them to be enticing sexual organs as well as baby feeders. I believe that if a partner rejects you bc you gift have perky, porn star boobs, the problem is w your partner, not you. Love allows us to look beyond flows and see ppl for who they really are. Thank God we have options if we choose not to/cannot breastfeed! :)

  12. teeter totter says – reply to this


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    Where I used to work, moms only got 6 weeks paid leave and then had to wean, or get permission to take extra time off with no pay.

  13. Safe says – reply to this


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    Re: lauren – yes…it's a woman's choice, but unfortunately the baby doesn't get to choose….

  14. Stace says – reply to this


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    Im tired of people saying breastfeeding is hard. It is so easy! How stupid are people to make a decision about whether or not to do the best thing for their baby on a "trend". Its uneducated, lazy people making excuses instead of being willing to make a committment for the sake of their babies health.
    I have breastfed all my 3 children for over 12 months each and found it to be such a beautiful comforting thing to provide each of them. Babies love the closeness and security that they get from this and you can see it in their eyes when they are looking up at you. It would be a sad thing to miss this experience as a mum. I really hope Kate can influence things for the better. What a stupid world we live in though!

  15. King of Irony says – reply to this


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    Breaking New! Kate just delivered. Here is the picture we have all been waiting on.

  16. Charlie says – reply to this


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    For those of you who are interested, British spoken work poet Hollie McNish has a great response to the topic of breastfeeding in public.

  17. Mima says – reply to this


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    Re: Stace – I couldn't agree more, that is what woman are supposed to do, breast feed!

  18. Kim says – reply to this


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    Re: Stace – I'm glad it was so easy for you. However, it is NOT always easy for all women. My daughter tried desperately to breastfeed my grandson, but she simply could not produce nearly as much as he needed. Two months later, she stopped producing altogether. I think it is certainly best all the way around to breastfeed, but stop bashing women who are unable to do so!

  19. lina says – reply to this


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    For further discussion on Kate's nursing choices, visit Jug Report:

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  21. Amy says – reply to this


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    Re: lauren – Well said!