Holly Madison is making it known that she truly dislikes breastfeeding.
First topic up for discussion: breast versus bottle feeding.
Miz Madison shares:
“I hate breastfeeding. There, I said it. I know that’s not a popular opinion. It kind of astounds me how judgmental people can get over the topic of breastfeeding. It’s as if everyone is expected to love feeding their child nature’s way.”
Despite these negative feelings, she still intends on breastfeeding her second baby, as she did with her daughter Rainbow:
“So, if I don’t like it, why am I choosing to do it again? Well, to be fair, I didn’t have it that bad. Sure, it’s an unglamorous experience, but I wasn’t afflicted with cracked nipples, clogged ducts or painful mastitis like many women are. I choose to do it because it aligns with the type of diet I keep my children on. Yes, I am one of those super annoying, all organic, non-GMO, Whole Foods groupies. If you followed my private Facebook page, you’d be inundated with those “what’s in your food” posts. I do admit though, I am stricter about what my daughter eats than what I eat. I’m totally guilty of sneaking off to Taco Bell fairly regularly.”
“I discovered early on that breastfeeding in public is not for me. I am completely supportive of others doing it, but I tried it once and it was altogether too awkward for me to try again. With discretion as the goal, I snuck off to a sofa in a seemingly out-of-the-way, deserted hallway of the building I was in, with a light blanket covering the baby and me from my neck to my waist. It was still pretty obvious what I was doing. The few people who made it down that hallway would walk by and gawk as if I were on display in a circus sideshow. One couple even made a point of walking down the hall and staring a few times! I’m setting a good example, I tried to tell myself. I’m making a statement about how it’s OK to feed your child in public. But at the end of the day, I guess I’m not that brave. I felt kind of exposed and embarrassed and haven’t done it since.”
To each her own!
We can’t wait to follow along on Holly’s pregnancy journey!
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