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!”
“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.”
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 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!