Bethenny Frankel: 'I Was Excited To Have Beer While Breastfeeding!' Exclusive!

Wed, January 26, 2011 3:10pm EDT by 5 Comments

Bethenny gives advice to women who are breastfeeding: ‘Play your own game and don’t listen to what everybody else is telling you!’

Bethenny Frankel feels no shame about drinking a beer while breastfeeding! “I was excited that I was allowed to have a beer,” the 40-year-old Bethenny Getting Married? star tells HollyBaby.com exclusively at the Pampers Gifts to Grow Spa Day at Oasis Day Spa in NYC. “[But] I don’t think that it produced more milk. I don’t believe in any of the gimmicks!”

Bethenny Frankel is talking about having another baby!

“I think not being stressed and sleeping helped too,” Bethenny adds.

When it comes to deciding to breastfeed or not, “I think you have to play your own game and not listen to what everybody else is telling you to do,” Bethenny advises. “I believe in making it work for you the way you need it to work.”

Bethenny Frankel is addicted to breastfeeding!

Moms shouldn’t fear how other people perceive them when breastfeeding. “People can be militant and can make you feel bad about yourself if you’re not doing it,” Bethenny explains. “If you choose to do it and it’s for you, then great. If you do it for a couple of months, or mix it with bottles or you have to pump all the time and freeze, do it in whatever way you think is possible. [Don't] feel beaten up — you can’t feel bad about yourself throughout the process.”

Bethenny Frankel loves bath time with baby Bryn!

Bethenny shares more parent advice in her upcoming book, The Place of Yes. Be sure to pick it up when it hits stores on Mar. 22!

- Lindsey DiMattina

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Courtney

Posted at 10:51 PM on January 26, 2011  

thanks for agreeing with me deani. she should also be thankful she had bryn on her first try particularly at her age when infertility/miscarriages and birth defects are so much more common had Bryn been full term she’d probably have been 2 1/2 pounds heavier. not that having a kid at 39/40 or older is uncommon academy award winning actress Patricia Neal had her youngest child at 39 in august 1965 after surviving a series of strokes while pregnant and the baby was born perfectly healthy though Pat couldn’t breast feed like she wanted to because she was parallized though she had with her other 4 kids though with her son she’d had to stop when he was braindamaged in an accident at 4 months old though in those days doctors didn’t tell expecting /new moms not to drink because tehey didn’t know it was dangerous to the baby Bethenny should have her tubes tied or a hysterectomy so she can’t have more kids she only uses bryn as a photo op

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Sour Grapes

Posted at 12:04 AM on February 2, 2011  

Beer increases milk supply in breastfeeding moms. Bethenny’s baby nurse suggested that she drink beer for breastfeeding. I think you should get your fact straight before commenting.

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Courtney

Posted at 5:35 PM on January 26, 2011  

she is an idiot your not supposed to drink while your breastfeeding because it can pass to the baby and leave damage. why should anyone listen to her she had her kid six weeks prematurely on purpoose so she wouldn’t have to gain the rest of the baby weight and have a normal weight child which is between 6lbs-9.5lbs most common weight being 7lbs 7oz or 17oz less than an academy award. like likes of her shouldn’t be allowed to reproduce

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deani

Posted at 5:39 PM on January 26, 2011  

i agree w/courtney…this idiotic woman shouldnt be having kids…..drinking while breast feeding then it will past to the baby and its down right wrong…its quite obvious this woman does not care…hope to hell she dont have no more kids….shes very selfish..cares only about her looks and her own well being instead of the well being of the kid…

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terrie

Posted at 10:55 AM on February 3, 2011  

Sorry, but doctors WILL tell you it is OK to drink a beer while breast feeding. Sometimes when the milk will not drop this helps to relax the new mother and the milk flows. People who think they know more than doctors just kill me!!!

 
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