athomeparentingwithJoFrost2017 - 69
BABY'S FIRST YEAR
Sam Faiers, 26, TV
personality MUM TO PAUL, ONE
'Breastfeeding is normal. Millions and millions of
mums do it - it's the most natural thing you can do
as a woman. I just don't see what the fuss is about.
'I have posted pictures of me breastfeeding, mostly
to encourage young mums because so many don't
even see it as an option and go straight to the bottle.
But it's so much easier - that's if you can, obviously.
'Once you get past the ﬁrst couple of weeks, it's so
lovely. I want to encourage young mums to breastfeed.'
The nutrients in breast
milk protect your baby
from infections and
diseases and subtly
change over time to
meet their needs.
Adele, 29, singer
MUM TO ANGELO, FOUR
COMPILED BY: JADE HARDING, IMAGES: PA PHOTOS, SHUTTERSTOCK, INSTAGRAM
'Breastfeed if you can, but don't
worry if you can't - formula is
just as good. Personally, I loved
breastfeeding - all I wanted to
do was breastfeed, but then I
couldn't do it any more.
'I thought that if I was in the
jungle back in the day, my kid
would be dead because my milk's
gone. It's not funny, but that's
how some of us think.'
MUM TO ARTHUR, FIVE
'We all have nipples. I don't care who
I oﬀend - my baby wants to eat. If I
can't get a cover over me quickly, so be it.'
Candice Swanepoel, 28, model
MUM TO ANACÃ, NINE MONTHS
'Many women are shamed for breastfeeding in public - they are even kicked out of public places.
I have been made to feel as though I need to cover up and am somewhat shy to feed my baby in
public, but strangely I feel nothing about the topless editorials I've done.
'The world has been desensitised to the sexualisation of the breast and to violence on TV. So why is
it diﬀerent when it comes to breastfeeding? It's not sexual - it's natural. Those who feel it's wrong to
breastfeed in public need to learn about the beneﬁts for mother and child, and for society as a whole.'
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