New mom Khloe Kardashian is hitting back at online trolls who are slamming her over her decision to not exclusively breastfeed newborn daughter True Thompson.
“Mommy shaming is real! But the truth is I’ve tried and tried and tried to breastfeed only and it wasn’t working for me. I feel fortunate that I am able to breastfeed but with the help of formula,” she shared online earlier this week.
“Breastfeeding is something I really wanted to do. Just am not fully able,” the 33-year-old reality star wrote.
Kardashian got candid about the realities of motherhood on her app, sharing the details of her feeding routine with baby True, which involves supplementing breastfeeding with bottle feeding.
“Because I don’t produce enough milk, I also have to give a bottle with every feeding. With the formula I use, I have to give True the bottle within 30 minutes of making it, so it’s amazing to have this machine make it for me,” she explained. “It’s super easy to use — and fast, so when I’m exhausted and can’t even keep my eyes open in the middle of the night, it’s a total lifesaver.”
Kardashian was open about breastfeeding while still pregnant, sharing her nerves about the process on Twitter.
“Oh my gosh I’m nervous about breastfeeding. I hear crazy things but I’ll fight through it and love it,” she tweeted in March, one-month ahead of True’s arrival.
The “Revenge Body” star has been actively sharing her journey as a new mom on her blog.
“I think what surprises me the most is no matter how tired you are, you find this energy and patience for your child. You know that babies are so helpless and they rely on you for everything,” she wrote. “So something just takes over and you find the energy for this helpless precious baby.”
Kardashian joins other celeb moms who have spoken out about the difficulties of adjusting to motherhood and breastfeeding including Amanda Seyfried, Whitney Port and Lauren Paul, the wife of actor Aaron Paul.