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Little Mix singer and new mother of twins, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, has shared how growing and giving birth to two babies has changed how she feels about her body. Leigh-Anne, along with her fiancé Andre Gray, has so far kept the genders and names of her children a secret.
Speaking during a new interview with The Telegraph's Stella, the group said that being in the spotlight meant their bodies are often commented on, something that sadly isn't unusual for female celebrities.
"Women are so sexualised, always," singer Perrie said. "It’s just sh*t. If you want to feel really sexy and put yourself out there, it's frowned upon. You can't win. You cover up in baggy hoodies, because you're a bit insecure, and they complain about that as well. As women, you’re never going to please everybody. It's just the way it is. It needs to change."
Following this, Leigh-Anne then added that becoming a mother has made a significant impact on how she feels about her body now. "I feel like now, I’m looking at my body differently. I breastfeed, so I feel like they’re boobs to feed my child."
Leigh-Anne also questioned the stigma that is still wrongly attached to breastfeeding, noting, "When I’m out and I want to breastfeed, why is it something that I'm embarrassed to do?"
During her pregnancy, Leigh-Anne also shared with her Instagram followers that she was proud of her body and all of the hard work it was doing. "Time to give my body some credit... this is the hardest thing I have EVER done, I have struggled these past few weeks. Swollen hands and feet, bruised ribs and then chuck in a whole heap of hormones to the mix, but then I think about what's actually going on inside this belly and I'm mind blown... creating life... I am so proud of how far I've come and so grateful for this blessing ❤️😍."
The difficulties surrounding breastfeeding is something that many other celebrities, such as Laura Whitmore and Camilla Thurlow, have spoken out about in the past too, with the latter even posting a photo of herself feeding her daughter, Nell, on Instagram whilst wearing a wedding dress.
Camilla also candidly shared the struggles she's faced with breastfeeding in a separate post, writing, "I look very happy in this picture and these moments in the middle of the night are precious ones that I am forever grateful for, but I definitely don't want to sugarcoat how challenging I have found breastfeeding so far.
"Maybe one day I'll talk about my experience with it, but for now I just want to say greatest respect to all the mothers out there figuring out their way to feed their baby, it's a tricky journey and I'm so grateful for the support I've had from the NHS and of course from Jamie Jewitt."
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