Kim Kardashian West: North Tries to Stop Me from Breastfeeding Saint
In a post on her website and app Tuesday, the reality star and mom of two revealed what goes down in the Kardashian West household when she nurses her son Saint, 7 weeks, around her daughter North, 2½.
“I’m about two months into breastfeeding and I’m not gonna lie — it can be time-consuming. For some reason, North hates when I feed the baby, and she lays on my lap so Saint can’t be right in front of me to eat, LOL!” Kardashian West writes.
As a result, the star has started to get her daughter involved in the process so she doesn’t feel left out.
“I’ve started to include her: Sometimes I will pump and have her feed him the bottle. That totally worked!” Kardashian West, 36, explains. “She loved helping me, as opposed to my attention being off of her, and now she is my little helper.”
As opposed to pregnancy, which Kardashian West called a “miserable experience” for her, nursing seems to be going smoothly.
“I feel super lucky that breastfeeding is easy for me and I produce a lot of milk — so much that I’ve taken over my mom’s freezer with tons of milk!” she shares.
The star even offers a tip for breastfeeding moms: “I use a nipple shield most of the time when I feed. I find the baby feeds better, and it allows me to never get irritated nipples or anything because they’re protected by the shield. The hospital suggested shields to me, since at the beginning I found nursing super painful and difficult, so I took some home and never looked back.”
Despite how comfortable she is breastfeeding, the reality star maintains she wouldn’t do it in a public place, but that she’s comfortable nursing around her friends.
“I know some people find breastfeeding such a private, personal experience, while other people are very open and even breastfeed in public. Now that I’m a mom, I say whatever makes you comfortable goes,” she writes.
“I still personally wouldn’t breastfeed at a restaurant with a bunch of people I didn’t know staring at me. I’ve seen this before and remember tweeting how shocked I was.”
She continues, “Now that I’m a mom, I’m not that shocked, especially if you have a few kids and can’t leave to breastfeed one kid in the bathroom while leaving the others at the table. But I still personally wouldn’t do it, unless it was an emergency situation and I was fully covered. I would however breastfeed in front of my girlfriends. I think it’s such a natural experience and I’m not shy about that. I know so many people get backlash for posting breastfeeding pics, but I don’t mind them!”
“I know people have their opinions on how others should live their lives and I try not to be judgmental anymore — this is simply just my opinion,” she added.
“You never know when they’re the only [child] at first and they have a new one, you never know how they’re going to react, but North is obsessed with him,” Khloé said on Good Morning America earlier this month.
“North will say, ‘My name is Saint!’ She wants her name to be Saint now, too. It’s cute,” she added.
— Aurelie Corinthios