Chrissy Teigen Calls To Normalize Formula Feeding While Getting Honest About Breastfeeding

Lawrence Kim
Декабря 1, 2020

The stress of it was counterproductive, she said, only resulting in an ounce of milk.

Chrissy Teigen is getting real on the difficulties of breastfeeding and calls for the normalization of using formula. "Normalise formula' is great, too!" she wrote.

On Twitter, the outspoken celebrity shared how hard it was for her to breastfeed, and said that it was made all the worse by people insisting it was the best option for her baby. And now, Teigen has taken to Twitter to start an important conversation she believes needs to be had: normalizing formula-feeding.

She ended her thread by saying, "the stress of it, combined with the guilt that you can not do nature's most natural thing for your own baby is too much". I don't know why this is my crusade now. "I just remember the sadness I felt and want you to know you are doing it right if your baby is fed, mama".

"We are so grateful for the life we have, for our wonderful babies Luna and Miles, for all the fantastic things we've been able to experience". And Teigen agreed, replying to the fan, "Truly, IN EVERY ASPECT".

Teigen has not shied away from discussing her reproductive life, sharing her struggles to get pregnant and how her children were conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Teigen is correct. New moms - especially moms who are parents for the first time - often hear the phrase "breast is best" ad nauseam from doctors, from mom friends, and the general public writ large. She recently defended Meghan Markle from critics after the duchess opened up about her miscarriage, weeks after Teigen suffered her own pregnancy loss.

"People say an experience like this creates a hole in your heart".

"I'm not tweeting much because I'm honestly in a depression hole, but don't worry, I have so much help around me to improve and they will fix me soon", the 34-year-old model wrote via Twitter. It doesn't feel empty, this space.

The model-turned-TV personality, who shares daughter Luna, four, and son Miles, two, with her husband John Legend, has detailed the "shame" and "guilt" she felt when her body struggled to produce enough breast milk for her two children.

"Jack will always be loved, explained to our kids as existing in the wind and trees and the butterflies they see".

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