Kim has shared her breastfeeding struggles on her site [Photo: Instagram @kimkardashian]
Breastfeeding. It’s the hot topic du jour – an issue close to the heart of most mums. And the latest celebrity to tackle the subject is second-time mum Kim Kardashian. Taking to her website earlier this week, the reality TV star opened up about her breastfeeding struggles, sharing some intimate details about the subject.
After welcoming her second child, son Saint, in December, the 34-year-old admitted that while she finds nursing relatively easy, her two-year-old daughter North has been trying to prevent it as she’s not a fan of her brother getting all the attention.
She wrote on her website: “I’m about 2 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! I’ve started to include her: Sometimes I will pump and have her feed him the bottle. That totally worked! She loved helping me, as opposed to my attention being off of her, and now she is my little helper.
"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!”
Unusually shy! The only picture Kim has shared of son, Saint [Photo: Instagram @kimkardashian]
But while Kim is happy to breastfeed in front of her friends, she admitted she would never do so in public because she wouldn’t feel comfortable.
She explained: “Now that I’m a mom, I say whatever makes you comfortable goes. 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. 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.
‘He’s hungry again?’ North carves out some me-time [Photo: Instagram @kimkardashian]
Earlier in the week Kim also took to Twitter to vent about how tired she was. Something most new mums can easily relate too.
"Wait its 8.30 my kids are bathed, fed & asleep!” she tweeted. “U have no idea what this means 2 me!I don’t even know what 2 do with this free time! #momlife.”
Before writing shortly afterwards: "This 4am feeding really kills me. I’m like delirious.”
So if you’re a new mum doing the night-feed take comfort in the fact that Kim Kardashian is right there with you. All power to the #wideawakeclub.