Myleene Klass shares a video of herself breastfeeding her son Apollo, 14 months, as she oversees daughters’ music practice
Myleene Klass has been doing her bit to normalise breastfeeding openly as she shared more footage of herself feeding son Apollo on Instagram on Monday.
The 42-year-old broadcaster took to the image-sharing platform to upload the footage of the natural moment as her daughters Ava, 13, and Hero, nine, practised the trumpet and piano, respectively.
Former Hear’Say star Myleene, herself a pianist, uploaded videos of her eldest offspring practising, before panning to herself breastfeeding Apollo, 14 months.
Mother and son: Myleene Klass has been doing her bit to normalise breastfeeding openly as she shared more footage of herself feeding son Apollo on Instagram on Monday
Captioning the clip, which showed the star hugging her adorable son, she wrote: ‘In the mornings, I feed the baby and oversee the practice,’ before adding the hashtag ‘#normalisebreastfeeing’.
Back in July, the mother-of-three defended her decision to share pictures of herself feeding her son, who she shares with fiancé Simon Motson.
She said: ‘Uh oh. Some of us mums are being chastised for pumping. No one bats an eyelid prepping their own breakfast, why choose to get flustered over my baby having his? Boobs were designed to feed.
Musical: The star took to the image-sharing app to upload the footage of the natural moment as her daughters Ava, 13, and Hero, nine, practised the trumpet and piano, respectively
Adorable Apollo: Even adorable little Apollo made an appearance in the music-filled footage
Cheery: Myleene was seen putting on a cheery display as she headed home after another day of her Smooth FM radio duties
That’s KLASS! The presenter wore a bespoke camouflage jacket with the word ‘klass’ in gold studs on the back of it
Finishing touches: Looking effortlessly cool in her ensemble, the star finished her look with black trainers and oversized sunglasses
‘How funny that some fat, cells and glands could so deeply offend so many. Being a mum is hard enough. You can’t do right for doing wrong. Seemingly, everyone knows how to raise YOUR baby except you.
‘If you feed with formula, you’re supposedly the devil, if you breastfeed, you’re offending those that don’t or can’t and worse yet, the patriarchy won’t be able to control themselves…stop titillating the men folk!’
She continued: ‘My body, my baby, my choice. I’ve been exclusively breastfeeding Apollo for 11 months. He’s my miracle baby. It’s a part of our bond. I love, LOVE doing it for him.
‘The photos of other women breastfeeding, pumping, normalise things for me and if mine, in turn, do the same for other mothers who feel embarrassed, judged or that they should need to stifle their baby under a Muslin lest they offend some wallflower with their life giving, breastfeeding skills, I’ll continue posting.’
Normalise: Myleene has been making a point of sharing breastfeeding snaps on her Instagram
Her pride and joy: Musician and radio and TV host Myleene calls Apollo her little ‘miracle baby’
Proud: Myleene has defended her choice to post pictures of herself breastfeeding and revealed she felt ‘chastised’ by mum-shamers
Finalising her point by going into detail about the struggles new mums face, she said: ‘The cracked nipples, feeding through mastitis, engorgement, bleeding, blocked milk ducts, the fear someone’s left the freezer drawer open and ruined your milk stash, the night pumping…
‘The leaking, the boulder sized bras cutting up your shoulders, the extra weight your body clings onto, trying not to spill a drop as you decant at work, timing your feeds so you don’t explode, watching what you eat and drink, these mums deserve support and respect, not critique. What a bunch of babies.’
Early this year, Myleene declared she was on a mission to ‘normalise’ breastfeeding and said she’s not trying to ‘race her body back’ after putting on five stone in pregnancy weight.
Speaking out: The mother-of-three, 42, took to Instagram last month to air her feelings on breastfeeding in public
Normal: The Smooth Radio presenter said that photos of breastfeeding ‘normalises’ the process for other mothers, who may feel ’embarrassed’ or ‘judged’
Speaking out: Alongside the snaps, she wrote, ‘ No one bats an eyelid prepping their own breakfast, why choose to get flustered over my baby having his? Boobs were designed to feed’
Defending: She continued, ‘How funny that some fat, cells and glands could so deeply offend so many. Being a mum is hard enough. You can’t do right for doing wrong’
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