Colour us shocked. Kim Kardashian is famous for her over-the-top outfits, incredible antics, that magazine cover and let’s not even get into why she’s even famous… *cough*cough*.
But there has to be a line, right? And earlier this week on her blog, Kim drew that line at breastfeeding in public. Hmmmm.
“I personally wouldn’t do it, unless it was an emergency situation and I was fully covered.”
Now don’t get me wrong, every woman has the right to choose what is right for her and what she is comfortable with. And if Kim wants to only breastfeed privately, that is her choice and her right.
Kim went on to say that she understands that other moms do it and more power to those moms, but it’s just not for her.
Well, I mean, she said that isn’t that shocked by it anymore:
“Now that I’m a mom, I’m not that shocked, especially if you have a few kids and can’t leave to breastfeed one kid in the bathroom while leaving the others at the table.”
Wait what? Breastfeed you child in a bathroom? Oh, Kim, no no no. Moms should never feel like they have to feed their children in the bathroom, regardless of the circumstances.
I’d also love to see what Kim’s idea of a public washroom is because I’m pretty sure she isn’t going to be forced to pop a squat in the likes of some of the bathrooms I’ve seen lately. And to that point, it’s not like Kim would ever find herself in a situation where a public restroom was her only option—this is Kim Kardashian we are talking about here.
I’m not going to sit here and talk about how Kim has done so many other things that are way “worse” that breastfeeding in public. But I think that would just add to the idea that breastfeeding should be seen as a sexual act—which it is not.
And to reiterate, Kim is welcome to breastfed however she thinks is best for her and her child. (In reality, any breastfeeding she did in public would surely end up in the tabloids, so fair enough.)
But I am a bit annoyed by her suggestion that moms should go sit in a filthy bathroom to nurse their children. After all “it’s such a natural experience,” said Kim. If it’s so natural, why do moms need to hide what could be considered one of the most natural acts—a mother feeding their child?
“I know some people find breastfeeding such a private, personal experience, while other people are very open and even breastfeed in public.”
Even. Gosh some moms are so brave to avoid smelly bathrooms while feeding their kids.