“The REAL reason why I stopped breastfeeding after just one month”
One mum reveals all
By Practical Parenting team
January 30 2019
Actress and country music singer Jana Kramer faced huge criticism when she decided to quit breastfeeding with her first baby, Jolie Rae.
The reason she couldn’t feed her baby herself, however, was because her milk never came in.
The One Tree Hill star spoke out about the pressure she felt to breastfeed, the mommy shamers and the criticism she endured.
When she had her second child, Jace Joseph, with NFL husband Michael Caussin, she felt the pressure again to breastfeed her child and was determined to make it work.
“I tried so hard the second time around because I didn’t want to get re-shamed,” she told US Weekly.
“I had two of my girlfriends over at my house, right after Jace, trying to get milk out of my boob, and I’m just like, bawling my eyes out and Michael’s like, ‘Why are you doing this?’ And I said, ‘Because everybody’s telling me what I need to do.'”
That’s when she realised she needed to do what was best for her, her baby and her family.
Jace is now being formula fed and it’s been a relief to the whole family.
“As husbands we don’t feel as helpless… we’re able to take feedings,” her husband Mike said. “We’re able to do more as opposed to just, ‘OK, you’ve got to feed him again. Should I wake up with you or just keep sleeping?'”
On her Instagram page Jana shared a photo of herself feeding Jace with a bottle, with the caption: “You have all asked or commented wondering if I was breast feeding or formula.
“FED IS BEST! I have wanted to explain myself because I felt like I had to, especially in a world of shaming. But here’s my decision...I don’t have to explain shit. I’m doing what’s best for me and my baby!”
Good for her!