Jewel believes that every woman should respect other mothers’ choices when it comes to nursing their baby.
Jewel, 36, is expecting her first baby, a boy, with her husband Ty Murray, 41, and she is preparing for motherhood the best way she can. And although she has a “flexible” birth plan, she does intend to breastfeed her little guy versus bottle-feed. But, don’t get her wrong, she feels that a woman should never be judged for her decision. Do you respect that, HollyMoms?
“I plan to breastfeed, but it’s every woman’s choice.” Jewel tells Celebrity Baby Scoop. “I feel that people can get up in arms about it and it’s funny what a hot-button topic it is.”
This past summer, new mom Gisele Bundchen, whose son Benjamin is now 1, sparked a huge controversy after saying telling Harper’s Bazaar UK: “Some people here think they don’t have to breastfeed, and I think, ‘Are you going to give chemical food to your child, when they are so little?’ There should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months.”
To us, and to many other mothers, that kind of judgment is sort of unnecessary. And Jewel agrees.
“I don’t think people should judge each other. Each woman does what she feels she can do,” Jewel explains. “I was farm-raised so I think it’s important, but that’s just me and I don’t mind if other people don’t.”
What’s your take on the breastfeeding topic, HollyMoms? Shouldn’t women have the right to choose what they feel fits them?