Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I'll bring up baby my way, Myleene tells 'Breastapo'

By Daily Mail Reporter

No judging: Myleene Klass, pictured with her baby Hero, believes women should judge parenting techniques

TV presenter Myleene Klass has attacked critics who make modern mothers feel guilty if they stop breastfeeding early.

The 33-year-old warned of the damaging criticism women face from the 'Breastapo' if they opt to bottle-feed their babies.

Miss Klass, who is still breastfeeding her 11-week–old daughter Hero, said: 'I breastfeed for my family, not to pacify the Breastapo.

'I think people should be very careful when it comes to judging how others raise their children.

'Aren't we all just doing the best we can? Besides, you never know what a person's circumstances are.'

She also criticised parenting experts for 'judging' women. She added that mothers faced too much pressure to 'do things a certain way' and that she still faced disapproval for returning to work soon after giving birth.

Miss Klass, who became nationally famous after her appearance on I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here, also told New magazine: 'It is tough because as soon as you leave the house, the guilt is instantaneous.'

Working mother: Myleene pictured at a photocall for the Selfridges Coca-Cola Pop-Up Soda Bar last week

'The guilt is instantaneous:' Myleene, who hosts Popstar to Operastar, says she received criticism for returning to work so soon after giving birth

Miss Klass also has a three-year-old daughter – Ava – with fiancé Graham Quinn.

The Department of Health recommends that all children are breastfed for the first six months.

But breastfeeding rates in Britain are among the lowest in Europe, with only 45 per cent of infants exclusively breastfed a week after birth.

Miss Klss has said she will not give way to the 'Breastapo'


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