Gemma Atkinson lashes out at moms for stopping breastfeeding five weeks after giving birth, says women ‘shouldn’t feel guilty’
Gemma Atkinson hit back at mother scandals on Sunday when she revealed she had given up breastfeeding five weeks after giving birth to her son, Thiago.
The actress, 38, who also shares daughter Mia, four, with fiancé Gorka Márquez, said she is both “sad and relived” as it was “quite difficult and painful.”
Gemma responded to cruel comments, reminding her followers that it was “a personal choice” and that people “shouldn’t feel guilty.”
She shared a clip to her Instagram story saying, “Started sending my milk back (was currently sitting on my chebs with ice cream).
“Bittersweet as I know it’s the last time I feed as we’re done with the babies, so part of me is a little sad and the other part is relieved.”
Personal choice: Gemma Atkinson, 38, hit back at mum-shamers on Sunday when she revealed she had given up breastfeeding five weeks after giving birth to her son, Thiago
She added: ‘If you’ve ever experienced breastfeeding when it was quite difficult and sometimes painful, then you know what I mean!
‘I have a lot of expressed milk in the freezer so he has about a week left to get him to 6 weeks, which I’m happy with. I made it nice and thick.
‘I’m looking forward to my breasts returning to normal, my back pain subsiding and being able to feed Gorka at night when he’s home. I’ve always said favoritism is a personal choice that you and you alone should make.
“It’s your boobies and your babies, so you decide.” I know some people feel guilty and that’s really not fair. Especially since you feel so vulnerable with a new baby.’
Last week, Gemma revealed she was cruelly embarrassed for letting her mom push the stroller while they were out for a walk.
Despite being hit by the mean trolling, Gemma responded with a positive attitude and laughed the matter off.
She explained that she went to the doctors to pick up a cream and said, “So I had an appointment to pick that up and I’m still wearing these (maternity) dresses because the scars (from childbirth) are rubbing, so i looked like a bag of rags.
“My mom pushed the pram because it’s kind of hilly where I live, I didn’t want to do it too much uphill.”
Loving mom: Gemma responded to cruel comments, reminding her followers that it was ‘a personal choice’ and that people ‘shouldn’t be made to feel guilty’
She continued, “When I got to the doctors, I looked at the drug ingredients list on my phone to see if it would affect my breastfeeding and get into my bloodstream, you know how I am.
“Anyway, I get a lot of DMs, some are nice, some are not. I already had one today who said Thiago shouldn’t be in the sun.
“I heard it said again how lazy I was to let my mother push the pram. I have another saying “you were fit and you are still fat”.