Pregnancy news, 01/08/2017
Binky has previously said on her series, Born in Chelsea, that the thought of breastfeeding in public made her feel nervous and uncomfortable.
Talking about it further to stand-in host Christine Bleakley, Binky explained, ‘I’ve never had to get my boob out in public before.’
‘It just makes me really flustered.’
Tamara, who has always been bold about breastfeeding, said, ‘It’s weird people staring, not what you’re doing.’
Adding that she would never let the opinions of others get in the way of feeding her child, Tamara said that she continues to breastfeed her three-year-old daughter ‘whenever’ she wants.
She said, ‘There have been so many positive comments, even if I’ve helped one person I feel like that’s an amazing by-product.’
‘Women need to support each other. Body shaming of any type is so wrong.’
We know that new mums can feel nervous about breastfeeding in public, but it’s worth keeping in mind that Binky is a celebrity who lives in the public eye. Because of that, there is a lot more attention on her while she is out in public than most other women.
However, it’s natural to have anxieties around public feeding, and we’d always encourage women to do what feels right for them and their baby.
If you’re worried about feeling exposed when you’re out and about, you could wear a loose top that you can tuck your baby under. You could also try draping a light baby blanket over you both as you feed your baby.
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