Khloe Kardashian ‘had to stop’ breastfeeding: ‘It wasn’t working for my body’

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Khloe Kardashian has been chatting a lot on social media these days. I hope it’s just a phase, because good lord, she seems to have a lot of time on her hands for a first-time mother. Khloe ended up chatting with some of her Twitter followers about breastfeeding, a conversation which seems to be in the air these days. Serena Williams made breastfeeding a major issue within her HBO series Being Serena, especially when her coach told her flat-out that she had to stop breastfeeding Olympia after six months. Serena did it, but you could tell that she was torn up about it. As it turns out, Khloe stopped breastfeeding Baby True before True even turned three months old.

Khloé Kardashian is getting candid about her decision to discontinue breastfeeding.

The 34-year-old reality star connected with fans via Twitter over the weekend, revealing she “had to stop” nursing her infant daughter True. “It was really hard for me to stop (emotionally) but it wasn’t working for my body. Sadly,” she wrote in one tweet.

Khloé also shared that she “had a lactation specialist and everything” and had tried “every trick in the book” like drinking more water, eating specialty cookies, “power pumping” and massage, admitting she was extremely relieved when she didn’t have to “stress and worry” about it anymore.

Another difficulty was the comparisons she felt to sister Kourtney Kardashian‘s experience with her three children. Wrote Khloé, “It was so frustrating because for Kourt it was sooooooo easy for her to breastfeed. My experience was very different.”

[From People]

My guess is that Khloe was just one of those women who found it really difficult to breastfeed and/or produce milk. It happens. It happens to many women. The Motherhood Industrial Complex judges women who stop breastfeeding or women’s who have problems with it. As Serena Williams said in one of her Wimbledon press conferences (and I’m paraphrasing), what she learned from pregnancy, birth and months of breastfeeding is that every woman’s body is different. Kourtney had an easy time with breastfeeding, all of her deliveries, everything. Khloe had a pretty easy pregnancy, but her body just couldn’t make breastfeeding happen. And it’s fine.

New parents Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson step out for a late lunch!

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  1. Jay says:

    No shade. Some women can’t produce or can’t produce enough and they shouldn’t be made to feel badly about something they can’t control.

    • Nanny to the rescue says:

      Indeed. I have a friend who was devastated because she couldn’t breastfeed. Before labour, she was doing everything her “natural birth” group advised, and they also put an emphasis on mother and baby bonding during breastfeeding and how much healthier mother’s milk is for the baby. When she couldn’t do it, the poor woman fell to pieces. 🙁

      • cee says:

        Bonding can also happen without breastfeeding. You can feed your baby a bottle and still have that connection, that direct gaze into his/her eyes.
        I’ve seen many women breastfeeding while looking at their phones. THAT is not bonding.

      • Nanny to the rescue says:

        I don’t have children of my own so I cannot comment on that.

        All I remember is her crying for feeling inadequate as a mother at the time, with all those mommy companions pitying her inability to breastfeed. She’s fine now and her son is too (so is her other child). But it was heartbreaking at the time, the way she believed herself to be a bad mom over it.

        My point is, I can kinda see why Khloe felt the need to explain this. I hope people around her (and her commentators) are less toxic.

      • cee says:

        Mothers who judge others, making them feel less of a mother because they can’t breastfeed angers me so much.

      • Millenial says:

        re: cee’s comment about bonding and eye contact: when I breastfed it took 4-5 hours of my day. A momma can only look into her baby’s eyes so much before you’d lose your mind from boredom. Especially if you are home alone on maternity leave with no one to talk to. Watching TV or playing on your phone is not the end of the world.

      • Sticks says:

        @cee But you seem to be just fine with judging if a breastfeeding mother is, heaven forbid, looking at her cell phone while nursing. Ok.

      • Kate says:

        Millenial and Sticks – I was about to jump on Cee too for judging but I think she just meant that breastfeeding does not necessarily mean bonding.

        Also, I get that “breast is best” for baby’s health but I also resent the emphasis the medical community places on it which can cause so much guilt and shame for mamas who can’t do it. My friend’s OB actually told her during a prenatal appointment that she shouldn’t stress about it and that some women have trouble and I was so relieved to hear that.

    • Pft! says:

      Hey, no matter how long you can breastfeed, the fact a baby got some of mom’s milk is a big advantage in and of itself. My breasts dried out after 3 months exactly and none of my babies were ever able to latch so had to pump. But i am glad they got 3 months worth of my milk. I’d still be glad even if it had been for just one day. I have a friend whose body didn’t produce milk and she is thankful there are great baby formulas available to nourish a newborn. May not be as naturally nutritious but just knowing baby won’t starve and still has access to a good quality substitute is reassuring.

    • Christo says:

      Breastfeeding doesn’t work for her body…just hope that she realizes that Instagram filters don’t work for her face. She already had a huge, bovine face. Blowing it up like a balloon with fillers, botoxing the lines, and putting a shimmery fuzzy filter on all that mess looks like someone greased the contours of a ham.

      • Mona says:

        Thanks, you just made my day with your comparison of her face with ham. Simply love it. Still in stitches. Blessings to you for that

    • Pansy says:

      Zero shade here! Due to the kind of PPD/PPA I had the medicine I had to take kept me from nursing my three. But I promise I bonded with my babies, and moreso for having my meds! Bottle may not be best but it’s pretty dang effective for raising awesome healthy kids. I have three!

    • Raina says:

      I had issues breastfeeding and Mommy shaming is real, let me tell you.
      Here’s my quandry: every single seconds he was asleep so was I. Forget having time to go online. Then again, I had no help and my ex husband was like having another baby around.
      That said, I wonder if her workout routine was a reason she stopped breastfeeding. She was saying how much better she feels when she works out and I have no shade to throw about it. Just curious.

    • I do agree with you, however, from my experience when one is trying to loose weight and be thin it typically does not help if you want to breastfeed.

    • I do agree with you, however, from my experience when one is trying to loose weight and be thin it typically does not help if you want to breastfeed.

  2. Babs says:

    I see something happened to her lips too. Is the family surgeon sick or something?
    I didn’t breastfed because it disgusts me, and I’ve been shamed about it but never ashamed. I didn’t know about Serena. that’s harsh. let women do what they want with their breasts and their milk ffs.

    • geekychick says:

      my god, what kind of relationship you have with your body if breastfeedi disgusts you? I mean, that is their original purpose, to be fair.

      • Babs says:

        A good one, thanks for your concern and also for illustrating what I was just saying, not that it was needed but hey. And even if I had a bad relationship with my body, how is it your business and how your comment is supposed to help it? Since you mind purpose,I suggest you to ask yourself what your purpose is right here.

      • Rrr says:

        Khloe’s Konstant lying makes me side eye her ExKuse. Not that she oweS anyone anything…this one strikes me as selfish and or thirsty for the Kardashian body via workouts and implants – not sure how selfless giving to a vulnerable being fits Here. IJS

    • Happy21 says:

      I don’t have children so am not too sure how I feel about it but my felt the exact same way as you.

    • wildflower says:

      Good for you for not feeling you had to breastfeed. I’ve heard other women say that they weren’t interested in it and found it unappealing, one is my mom. I did breastfeed my kids but don’t feel superior for it, it’s just a choice.

  3. Runcmc says:

    I kind of feel bad for Khloe AND Kim because of how easy Kourtneys motherhood has seemed to be for her (from pregnancy and beyond). They seem to always be comparing themselves to her.

    • mtam says:

      I always wonder if it has to do with the crazy things they’ve put their bodies through.

      Kourtney seems like she kept her natural body. At least compared to her sisters it seems. Maybe that makes it easier for her.

      Not saying it’s not hard for women with natural bodies to produce breastmilk. like the article states, every woman’s body is different.

      I just wonder in Khloé’s case. She’s put her body through so much.

      And also there’s that rumour that she was never pregnant and had a surrogate instead.

      • Nancy says:

        @ Runcmc: Kourtney doesn’t have a magical uterus or ability to breastfeed. She, as opposed to Kim and especially Khloe, doesn’t moan, whine and complain and ig every single moment of her life. (Actually, Kim does, but she’s the reason we know Khloe exists). Kourtney generally posts recipes for healthy foods. I get that some people love to hate the Kardashians, but man, how I wish the Khloe threads would disappear. 34 year old women who acts like a teenager and uses social media as her diary.

      • Eva says:

        Re your last point, I believe the rumor and don’t think she was ever pregnant herself. I think in her mind she had worked too hard to lose weight and surgically sculpt her body to be the way she wanted and she was never going to sacrifice that.

        The rumour was actually gaining some traction towards the latter stages of her “pregnancy” (bump looking fake/ wonky, no weight gain anywhere else etc.) but was ultimately overshadowed by Tristan’s cheating.

        I also think this was part of the reason she hid out in Cleveland so that she could come back when she had miraculously lost the baby weight. The set-up pap shots of her post-baby, when all the weight had seemly gone to her behind are extremely suspicious given she does not have a natural tendency to gain weight there (in the past the fat has instead been surgically transferred).

      • Karen says:

        +1 she never had the pregnant look in her face or arm arms. Magically it was all in her belly.

      • Mrs. Wellen-Melon says:

        I’m riding the pregnancy conspiracy train, too. It was Khloe on a shopping outing, pretty sure, teetering on strappy stilettos in her 8th or 9th month that got me aboard.

        As for the breastfeeding, that’s up to each mom. As other babies follow, the decision and circumstances may change.

      • Nancy says:

        If you guys think she wasn’t pregnant, that makes her even more vile. Kim used a surrogate, and isn’t that Khloe’s nemesis/idol, depending on her mood. If she wasn’t pregnant and did nothing but talk about her pregnancy, she is a sick twist. That’s my opinion of her anyway, but to lie about it is psycho-ish. Again, go away Khloe. I sure hope Tristan leaves the Cavs, everyone else has.

      • geekychick says:

        see, I think the thing is, Kourtney wanted to breastfeed. She did not care if her body will look “pre-pregnancy-amazing”; these two, Khloe and Kim are and were complete opposite.
        They want their baby, but they don’t want to sacrifise anything relating to their looks.
        Breastfeeding is hard, I know. It took me 6 months to normalize the amount, the frequent stoppage and inflamation, for nipples to get used to it. My breasts went from beautiful, perfect perky 75C to saggy A. I bfed longer than a year.
        And I loved it. My baby was developing perfectly, I didn’t have to worry about multitude of things connected to the formula usage and he was so healthy! The bonding was also incredible.
        But I knew that I WANTED to do it. I didn’t give up, even after even my hubbie suggested it’s ok if I can’t make it. Also, I’m lucky that I live in a country where every birth center is a part of the UNICEEF bf program and bfing is talked about, taught and very, very strongly encouraged. There is no formula feeding unless it’s some kind of health exception (mom on drugs, unable to bf, in operation, etc.).
        Approx 1-2% of women can not breastfeed. The others, who are usually told that formula is better solution for their situation, are misinformed by uneducated or not properly educated medicine staff, family or other sources.
        And this is what I have problem with: if you don’t want to breastfeed, don’t. That’s your life and your choice and you have a right to it. But don’t go around telling lies so that you can feel better about yourself. OWN it. Don’t further miseducate the public and those low-income, impressionable new moms who don’t have access to good docs and good info. Bf is a great thing. it doesn’t automaically make you into a good mom, but it is a great, healthy thing. and in 99% of new mom’s, it’s achievable.
        and that’s why I don’t believe her-there is no chance that in one family, two sisters legitamately can not breastfeed. won’t? yes, okay. their baby, their life, their choice. not for me to judge. but can not? I call bull.

      • mtam says:

        @Eva & all who commented on the pregnancy conspiracy…—I’m with y’all.

        I don’t believe a word that comes out of any person in that family & everything they do is fake/faked.

        I also agree Khloé would never want to change her body the way a pregnancy could after all the work she’s done on herself.

        Also, she’s not a naturally slim person. Even though she’s tall, a lil weight on her is noticeable, that’s why it was weird she only seemed to gain on her belly and nowhere else (she even had kind of a slim long belly instead of a wide one—which would seems more natural given her original frame). Not her face, nor arms, hips, hands or feet. Nothing. Most women have some sort of swelling at least, and Khloé herself should have, cause again, given her body type.

        And what someone else mentioned about her giving birth sometime before she actually said she gave birth, and then hiding out in cleveland…. Yeah i believe she didn’t have that baby herself. everything they do/say is fake.

      • minx says:

        I don’t think she was pregnant either.

      • Eva says:

        I’m glad I’m not the only one on the conspiracy train! As it’s been said, no lie is off limits for this family- it’s pathological.

  4. BooRadley says:

    You’re right, it is incredibly common, and also unbelievably heartbreaking as a mom. I know Chloe struggle as I did it myself for the first 3 months crying that I couldn’t produce enough milk, until my lactation consultant help me to let go of the guilt and supplement with formula. And my daughter is 3 and she’s amazing and I don’t think she’s any worse off for having formula. I’m not on social media but I hope Khloe is getting lots of positive feedback from people and not negative assholes who don’t know what it feels like to feel like you failed your child

  5. Sensible says:

    Of course she could not breastfeed, imagine the emotional stress she was under with TT cheating thing going on. I had an emergency c section after a long induced labour and was a bit ptsd afterwards and tried to so hard to breastfeed…but shock is shock and sometimes the body just says no.

  6. broodytrudy says:

    No shame. I quit after three weeks and spent the next three months being gaslighted by doctors about what i suspected the issue was. Turns out, i was correct and dd is now very happy and robust. Sometimes it doesn’t work out, and there’s no right reason. You can be uncomfortable, not produce enough milk, have a medical issue, etc… a fed baby is the best baby.

  7. Jordana says:

    No comment on this post…just came here to say I clicked on this story and an Enfamil A+ ad popped up at the top of the page. Enfamil wants me to know why DHA is important and they’ve got it!
    That’s all I got.

  8. Lauren says:

    With all the women who talk about how hard it is to breastfeed, I have to ask – did that many women have this problem before the advent of formula? I have no children, have no desire to have children, and know nothing of motherhood, but I have been wondering that for a while.

    • Sa Bear says:

      Yeah, check the infant mortality rate back then for more info on that.

    • Millenial says:

      Some did, yes, and their babies either died or got a wet nurse. But do I think the problem is worse now than it used to be? It wouldn’t surprise me. Communities aren’t like they used to be, most women have never seen another woman breastfeed, many women don’t have a mother who breastfed because formula was the go-to in the 60’s-80’s, and so it doesn’t come as “naturally” as it probably used to because they have no prior knowledge or experience and no one to ask. Any lactation consultant I talked to didn’t tell me anything I couldn’t read in a book, and the one in the hospital latched my baby wrong and caused me to have a cracked nipple for the first two weeks of breastfeeding which was horrifically painful.

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      Wet nurses or death. Formula had been around for a while but breastfeeding became a very negative thing after the industrial age… as in only poor people did it. And as formulas improved, bottle-fed babies was the way to go. Crazy right?

    • geekychick says:

      no, they didn’t. when they did, it was more of a lack of proper nutrition(which was, actually, the number 1 reason production of milk would stop). considering the way of life and diet(stable isotope anlyses are great for this!) in prehistory, for example, if bfing was so hard and unattainable, we wouldn’t survive or would be much less present as a specie.
      signed, an archeologist currently finishing PhD which actually has something to do with this theme 🙂

    • entine says:

      I think it also relates with he need for women to work outside the home. Years ago women who could not breastfeed properly did not have pumps or did not know how to use them. My mother in law produced a lot of milk, but her children could not latch which she blames on the shape of her nipples. She did not know she could pump, so they were all raised on formula.
      Imagine the times before formula. If the family was not near another woman with small children, then they were in big trouble. in some communities, young grandmas take care of them, too, every breastfeeding woman can help any of the extended/clan family children. Affluent people would hire a wet nurse or income cases the child would go and live in the wet nurse’s homer a while.

      • Isa says:

        People used to make their own formula with evaporated or powdered milk (can’t remember which one) and Karo syrup, and water. My cousins were given goats milk. They were also given baby food at a week or two old.

    • Tanya says:

      There’s some data that shows that women who breastfeed are more likely to have daughters who can breastfeed. So if you had a whole generation of women who were taught that formula was better and didn’t breastfeed, then a lot of knowledge was lost they can’t or won’t support their daughters in nursing. New moms can be pretty vulnerable, and being stressed out can interfere with milk production.

      From personal experience, it can be really hard to get the hang of it, and not every woman has the resources (financial, emotional, or physical) to make work. And of course for some it never happens; I’ve had friends whose milk never came in, usually due to stress.

  9. dot says:

    Good for her. She did what was right for her. I hate the whole breastfeeding debate. Who cares? Babies who are bottle fed or breast fed or fed a combo of both grow up to be perfectly healthy.

    • Raina says:

      I think babies who are breast fed can grow up to be just as big of an asshole as babies who are bottle fed 😄

      Do you.
      A happy mom is a happier baby.

      • dot says:

        Not sure how to interpret your comment… is it an attempt at humor or is it an insult? Either way, I care about as much as I care about whether Khloe or any woman breastfeeds.

  10. Britt says:

    I breastfed both of my children for 15 months each. The first six weeks of feeding was difficult, it hurt and I remember biting my tongue and stamping my foot due to the pain.

    Fortunately I got through that first 6 weeks and then feeding was very easy. Unfortunately with my second baby Ruby, I had terrible PND which I chose to leave unmedicated until I was finished feeding her for as long as I had fed my firstborn, Hunter.

    Really, in hindsight, I should have been medicated. I was so anxious and depressed, but I had that awful mother guilt, needing to feed her for exactly 15 months so she wouldn’t feel hard done by.

    I’m a nurse and I could recognise my symptoms easily but I didn’t want to be medicated whilst breastfeeding.

    At the end of the day, breastfeeding is amazing for a baby’s health, but the mother’s health is also of utmost importance, and as long as the baby is fed, I don’t see an issue.

    Don’t get me wrong, I was this rabid breastfeeding advocate once upon a time, until I realised that without the mother’s health being intact, the baby can suffer. I was lucky my husband (now ex husband) was extremely supportive and helpful.

    I had fertility treatment to have my first child, Hunter. Ruby was conceived naturally and born 19 months later. I was extremely lucky given that I had fertility issues. What I’ve read of Khloe, she also had fertility issues and I wish her all the best. Her partner sounds like a cheating cunt though, so I hope she gets used to raising baby True by herself, with help from her family…

  11. Elena says:

    I gave myself a plugged duct trying to power pump, determined not to supplement. I was MISERABLE and felt like I had the flu. It’s seriously painful! Since then I pump when I work and that’s it. If I’m empty she gets formula. LO is almost 9 months now and we’re going strong with breastfeeding/bottle every now and then.

    I also got suckered into buying expensive formula at first. Then a MD told me they’re basically all the same and just get one with iron. LO hated the Enfamil anyway, loves the Walmart kind, go figure.

    • Raina says:

      I had to switch to formula after 2 weeks because I just wasn’t producing enough milk and I would buy the most expensive ones because that’s what I thought was best. I shouldn’t but I still feel a little guilty about it. What’s interesting though was my son eventually had to switch to Soy because he didn’t seem to settle with milk, digestive wise. I wonder if some kids aren’t good with milk and that’s why parents switch to formula. Then again I know breast milk is different.
      It’s actually a confusing topic for me and I hate thinking about it because it brings me back to that time.
      Mom guilt is too real…even 14 years later.
      The most challenging part is that my son is on the Spectrum, and even though I know this has nothing to do with formula, a part of me has this intense irrational guilt.

      • Jennifer says:

        I had to supplement with formula after less than a week. My daughter wins every academic and social award at school. However she was a little chubby when she was younger. I used to beat myself up over that and wonder if she was always hungry because I accidentally starved her during her first week of life. Online conversations like this helped me realize that formula fed babies turn out all different ways, just like breast fed.

      • minx says:

        Please don’t feel guilty. Your kids will be great. My two bottle babies are adults and they turned out fine.

      • whitecat says:

        My bro is lactose intolerant and he weaned himself off of my mother after 10 months (he just would refuse to latch or be fed), so actually it could be! My mom had no idea why at first but after he grew up and tested for it – it all made sense.

    • entine says:

      we adopted a newborn, I tried to stimulate and latched my kid for a few minutes for bonding and then I gave her the bottle, ,but only got an angry baby who knew I was tricking her.
      then we had to pay loads for a year due to having a colicky baby who could not tolerate milk protein properly, and had to use a special more expensive one called alimentum that worked wonders. Thank god I now have a (still farty) baby who is drinking regular cheaper formula.

  12. Franny Days says:

    I’m breastfeeding my 3 month old and it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I don’t want to sound like I’m shaming her but I feel like khloe lies about a lot of things. My baby is 6 days older than hers and I can remember kind of side eyeing khloe when she went to the movies. I still haven’t gone to the movies because my daughter eats every 2.5 hours. But hey maybe khloe brought a pump with her into the theater. I believe all of y’all who have had issues of course but with khloe who knows.

    • Eliza says:

      I’m at month 6 now nursing. It’s very hard and exhausting on body. Your day revolves around their feeding or making sure your block out pumping time.

      Yeah movies (extended time without pumping), and going to the gym (burning extra calories) will both hurt you if your trying to bump up your supply.

      That said, it’s so much commitment and hard work, I’ve had plenty of moments where i think why did i do this? We’re traveling in a couple months and i dont want to worry about packing formula and finding bottle water or boiling it. Well that and I’m cheap. I see you formula prices (esp for babes with food sensitivities like my baby has) and holy cow. So i keep on trucking.

    • Elena says:

      Being full at work/other situations is seriously uncomfortable. I have a trip coming up and am wondering how I’m going to pump on the plane. I figure I will just wear a drape. I did a hike a few months ago with friends and was nearly bursting, feeling so sick by the time I got to pump. I’m a nurse and my supply has dwindled since going back to work.

      • Franny Days says:

        So uncomfortable! I’m traveling with my baby next week on a plane and might pump on the plane. Not sure I’m confident enough to nurse her on the plane.

      • Eliza says:

        Ill probably pump on plane under a cover. I have window seat so husband can help drape as i set up. I might nurse, I’ve only nursed in public (draped) once as a Dr ran so late she got hungry and i didn’t have a bottle. So waiting room it was. It was a little odd but better than crazy baby. So i might be comfortable enough to do plane.

        Flying tip i got: use frozen milk as your ice packs. Stays cold just as long but you get a lot more milk on board.

      • AMA1977 says:

        Franny, if you want to nurse her on the plane, I loved the Aiden and Anais swaddling wraps from Target for a great, lightweight cover. They’re really wide and long, so they offer plenty of coverage, but the fabric is very gauzy and lightweight so they don’t make you or baby overheat (I live in Houston, lol, so I know hot!) If not, don’t, but anyone who would make you feel bad or give you any trouble for feeding your little one when she’s hungry is an a$$hole and should have a seat. 🙂 Have a good trip!

      • geekychick says:

        Franny Days-I nursed my son at 8 months and year and 3 months on a plane. if you feel particularly uncomfortable, ask for the window seat and last row and mention that you need it for the baby, for nursing. then just cuddle them, turn a little bit to the window, and voila!:)
        although I have to admit I didn’t cover anything, but my husband was with me and I’m usually she,less like that with nursing. 😀

      • lulu17 says:

        Oh my goodness…. I took my 3 yr old and 5 month old on a flight to Vietnam. The 5 mth old fed the ENTIRE flight…. can’t remember the exact time but easily over 8+ hours of non-stop feeding. We got off at the other end and my husband (who had sat with the sleeping 3 yr old) said, “Our kids are such AWESOME travellers, even the baby was quiet the entire trip.” I was too tired to even protest. I felt like the dead skin a snake sloughs off every season or two. Breastfeeding is work.

    • Franny Days says:

      Excellent tip Eliza!! And AMA I will definitely look into those covers, I live in Dallas 🙂

  13. cee says:

    It’s better to stop if it’s not working for you and feed your baby formula instead of being shamed into trying and not feeding the baby properly.

  14. leskat says:

    I feel for Khloe. I know what it’s like to want to breastfeed and not be able to. I had a breast reduction about 10 years before I had my kids and was told by my surgeon that my odds of successfully breastfeeding were 20%. Knowing this I still tried, I wanted to do the best I could for my kids. I gave it about 2 weeks for each baby but there just wasn’t enough coming out to feed them. It was pretty sad especially because I wanted to have that bond and special time and all the other rosy colored glasses sentiments that people tell you breastfeeding provides. I just had to look at it as, I tried my best and I still got lots of love and snuggles and face time with my daughters when they had bottles.
    Fed is best, zero shame.

  15. Michelle says:

    The first paragraph sounds very judgey tbh. Babies sleep a lot at first, also I’m sure she’s got help. So what if she stopped breastfeeding before True was 3 months old?

    Look I always thought I would breastfeed, didn’t think it could be that difficult since that’s what women had always done. Fast forward to when my son was born. That shit HURTS. I didn’t like it one but so I gave up before he was even a month old. It was much easier, and he was more satisfied using formula. FED is best. He was always in the 90%+ percentile for height and weight his first year. He’s 3 now and holds full conversations, is completely potty trained and is right on par with his little classmates at daycare. As long as the baby is happy, healthy, and fed, breast or formula doesn’t matter.

  16. Bridget says:

    Uh huh. Again, she’s talking how she THINKS a mom would feel and do things. For one thing, IF she were really nursing, her milk would have very likely dried up due to her rapid weight loss (anything more than a half pound per week, MAYBE occasionally a full pound) is too much.

  17. paranormalgirl says:

    I couldn’t breast feed either of my spawn. No shame needed.

  18. Shannon says:

    I wasn’t breastfed at all, so it wasn’t the big deal to me as it was to some women. I breastfed my first until I went back to work (six weeks) and my second also until I went back to work (8 weeks). I didn’t care for it at all with my first – it gave me this very depressing hormone rush and honestly I couldn’t wait to quit. With my second, I quite enjoyed it but even with pumping it wouldn’t have been extremely practical with my job as a journalist. I wasn’t about to just halt an interview with a police officer (I covered police and fire) to say – sorry, my boobs are leaking, I gotta go pump. Nope. Sorry. So no shade to Khloe, the important thing is that the baby is fed.

  19. me says:

    Expect to hear A LOT from the Kardashians in the next few weeks as the new season of their show is going to start. They always do this…they’ll be in overdrive…they need the ratings.

  20. KNy says:

    The first few months is about survival. If you have to put formula in a water gun and squirt it at a distance of 6 feet to get your baby to eat, you do you.

    One of my friends is a pediatrician, and she used to give complicated instructions for new moms re: breastfeeding to get their supplies up and to avoid formula if possible.

    Then she had a baby and changed her tune. She’s much, MUCH more sympathetic now and feels awful that she pressured any mom or made them feel inadequate (she’s a very nice person so I know that she did it in the most supportive way possible, but still).

  21. Tanesha86 says:

    I breastfed my two daughters until just after their first birthday and it wasn’t easy. There were plenty of days I would cry because my poor nipples were cracked and bleeding. Breastfeeding is hard work and that’s if all the pieces fall into place. Formula or breast milk, a fed baby is a happy baby and no mother should be shamed for how her baby is fed.

  22. Catfoodjunkie says:

    I’m wondering why people even believe Khloe – it’s not like she’s honest about her body. She’s fairly fanatical about how her body looks, and I can see her thinking BF would do some damage.

  23. Catfoodjunkie says:

    PS – as always I am just LOVING* the jacket draped to conceal the butt she paid for; it’s the Kim k special.


  24. Jennifer says:

    I am on month 11 of breastfeeding, and a pump couldn’t stimulate a letdown for me past 6 weeks, so I’ve been basically chained to my baby (with the exception of maybe a handful of times I was able to spend 4-6 hrs away). Breastfeeding is just not very compatible with our modern lifestyle. I’m only successfully breastfeeding because I am a stay at home mother with very few obstacles that complicate bf’ing. I am able to sit comfortably and nurse for as long as my baby needs however many times she needs it, and this is very time consuming, but for my body it’s easy to produce the milk. If I was working or had lots of obligations outside the house, I’d definitely be formula feeding as I did with my oldest children because pumping and breastfeeding is very difficult, it’s hard work! On top of the pressure from bosses and even other coworkers about pumping breaks and private spaces to pump, etc. Substantial maternity leave in the US would have such a great effect on allowing more women the opportunity to breastfeed their babies, among so many other benefits.

  25. Lindy says:

    If she’s having a hard time breastfeeding then quitting is the best thing for her, no shame. (Count me among those who wonder if she was really ever pregnant, though).

    I have a 3-month-old and he’s my second and holy smokes, has it ever been hard this time around. No real idea why… his latch is still lousy, I can’t nurse him unless it’s at home with my pillow, compressing my breast (which is great for my carpal tunnel). The few times I’ve tried to nurse in public were a disaster. He doesn’t seem to nurse for comfort the way my first did so there’s nothing of the sweet bonding. I’m on a hamster wheel basically stuck at home because he cluster feeds much of the day and evening and won’t consistently take a bottle… I go back to work in a month and I’m honestly terrified how it’ll go.

    If I were talking to a friend who had these issues I’d encourage her to stop BFing if she needed to for her sanity. Yet the mom guilt is so utterly overpowering that I can’t get myself to just stop and focus on getting him drinking from a bottle (whether pumped milk or formula).

    Umm. Sorry for this lengthy post. I guess reading about how easy it seemed to be for Khloe to stop makes me envious. I wish I could just let go of it. And it’s really isolating.

  26. morgfunk says:

    This happened to me and while I should have empathy I actually don’t for her. She’s straight up selfish she only cares about getting her body back. Intense exercise makes your milk dry up. So does not eating carbs. She has a choice, like everyone, she chose herself big surprise. True will live, formula is fine. I had to use tons of it for my twins. No matter what I did I couldn’t produce more than 25-30 ounces of milk a day, and that was pounding supplements, water, carbs, crazy expensive teas and tinctures and power pumping every 2 hours. If someone truly cared about having low supply they would slow their roll on working out and not prioritize their cheating boyfriend’s affection/approval over the health of their baby but hey that’s asking too much of a Kardashian. Sorry not sorry.

  27. Tootsie McJingle says:

    I have two little ones (so far!) My first I really struggled with breastfeeding. He had a hard time latching and after a couple of months we switched him to formula. I felt awful. With my second, she had a much easier time latching and I was able to breastfeed until she was one. Now they’re almost four and almost three and both are perfectly happy and healthy. In the end it didn’t matter if they were bottle or breastfed. They were happy and fed.

  28. NicoleinSavannah,GA says:

    I would not judge if it were anyone else. They are so full of lies, I feel she is too worried with how she will look, how it hurts, etc. It also seems like she wants people to baby her in every situation. I side eye every comment they make though.

  29. LA says:

    It happens. Nursing was super easy for me and absolutely awful for my sister. All four of our kids turned out just fine.

  30. Raf says:

    Except she wasn’f really pregnant so I ain’t buying this.

  31. themummy says:

    I wanted so much to breast feed my son, but it did not go well for me. First he just did not seem to understand latching on (but he did fine with a bottle nipple…what the…??) for way too long, then I didn’t produce nearly enough milk, so I decided to try pumping to see if we could get things going better and get more milk and bottle feed it since bottle feeding was easier for him for some reason. After a short time of pumping, I looked down one day and the milk was bright pink. My nipples were painful and cracking at that point, but now I realized they were flat out bleeding into the milk. I still kept trying and my nipples kept bleeding into the milk. I cried a little because I realized it just was not going to work out, then wiped my tears off my face, and move on. By 9 weeks old he was on formula only. It was a bummer, but I tried really hard. I even had a lady from La Leche league coming to my house to help. At least he got a solid two months of breast milk. It happens. We do our best. No guilt, no judgment.

  32. Sera says:

    As far as the surrogacy rumor goes , I just don’t see how or why Tristan would go along with it ?

  33. Yes Doubtful says:

    It doesn’t work because she was never pregnant… Her body bounced back waaaay too fast for a person who has had so many weight issues.