Jaime King : “Why should we hide it?”
Breastfeeding is a beautiful bond between the mother and her baby, and Jaime King is celebrating h each day the motherhood moment. The Hart of Dixie actress is hoping to celebrate her baby bliss without judgement.
Last Sunday, King posted an older photo of herself breastfeed her new born son, James Knight, who is already 8 months old now.
“#JamesKnight is now 8 months old! These are the moments a mother lives for,” she captioned the pic. “Breastfeeding should not be taboo — and bottle feeding should not be judged — it’s ALL fun for the whole family.”
“I feel like now that I’m a mother, I realize that there’s a huge schism out there; that women feel judged because of what they choose to do and how they choose to feed their child. Why should we hide it?”
The 35-years-old actress explains, “I also wanted to share the idea that it doesn’t matter whether you breastfeed or formula feed, as long as you are loving and caring for your child, that’s all that matters.”
“The responses from mothers were so grateful because there have been people out in the media being very judgmental, saying women have to breastfeed, or have to do this or have to do that,” she says. “I think that it’s really unfair for anybody in the spotlight, any sort of celebrity who has a very privileged life, to go out there and tell mothers what to do when they don’t understand their socioeconomic circumstances, when they don’t understand their health circumstances, when they don’t understand what their life is about.”
She continues, “I feel a responsibility as somebody who’s in the spotlight and as a public figure to let these women know they are not alone. I grew up in Omaha, my mother did both, and I am perfectly healthy and happy and fine.”
Whether breastfeeding should be done in a private and special room? King has her own opinion about this, she insists breastfeeding is not just for behind closed doors.
“I think that it’s ridiculous that it’s okay to walk around with pasties or no clothes on, and that’s fashionable and cool, but it’s not okay to feed your child?”
She took an example to the stunning performance of Rihanna at the CFDA the other night.
“She was completely nude. And she looked beautiful. So why is there a problem for a woman to be nude nourishing her child?”
She adds, “We all eat in public. I don’t see why it should be frowned upon. Nothing about the way a mother feeds her baby should be frowned upon.”