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Kate Ferdinand Praised For Opening Up About Choosing Not To Breastfeed Baby Cree

Kate Ferdinand Praised For Opening Up About Choosing Not To Breastfeed Baby Cree

Kate has been praised for normalising feeding, after opening up about her routine with baby Cree.

Lucy Devine

Lucy Devine

Kate Ferdinand has been praised on social media for opening up about her breastfeeding journey, and her decision not to breastfeed baby Cree.

Taking to Instagram, Kate, 29, posted a photo of her feeding and cradling three-month-old Cree, who she explained has been bottle fed.

Kate has been praised for 'normalising feeding' (
Kate Ferdinand/Instagram)

"Me and my bubba... I just love it when he looks at me when I'm feeding him," she wrote.

"I chose not to breastfeed Cree, for so many reasons and I was worried about admitting it at first as their [sic] is so much pressure to breastfeed, but thankfully now I just know that a fed baby is a happy baby and Cree is the happiest little soul and we are so grateful.

"... If Cree is happy we are happy."

And fellow mums were quick to praise Kate for normalising bottle feeding, with one commenting on the post: "So refreshing to read, I couldn't breast feed my first and I felt like I'd failed and was judged as I was pressured by so many professionals that breast was best and actually fed is best, you look great and are doing amazing."

While another added: "Thank you for sharing as it's so refreshing seeing formula feeding being normalised like it should be."

"Love this post, 100 per cent fed is best. I didn't breastfeed my first child out of personal choice and like yourself had my reasons. When I had my second I had this overwhelming feeling that I wanted to give it a go and so I did," a third added.

"I breastfed for four weeks and then progressed onto formula. Everyone is different and we all have our own way of how we want baby to be fed whether it's breastfed, expressed milk, formula. As long as baby is fed and Mumma is happy that is all that matters."

Ever since Kate welcomed Cree in December, she's been praised for sharing the highs and lows of being a new mum.

Just a few weeks ago, Kate spoke spoke candidly about not "loving" her post-baby body. In a post on Instagram, she explored why women feel pressured to "bounce back" after giving birth.

"I've really held off on uploading any pictures with my body in because last time I did, for some reason, I felt all types of nerves and ended up deleting it ... hormones, or the pressure of Instagram to look a certain way? Who knows, but either way, I've finally plucked up the courage. Here I am," she wrote.

Kate welcomed baby Cree in December (
Kate Ferdinand/Instagram)

"I'm finally starting to slowly feel more like 'me' again, but it hasn't been plain sailing. I was seeing lots of ladies, and I salute you, saying they love and embrace their post pregnancy body; I wish I felt like that but in all honesty ... I love that my body produced our baby BUT quite frankly, I don't love my post baby body. I miss feeling fit and strong!

"... As women, our bodies go through so much and I feel like there is so much pressure to 'bounce back' when it's just not realistic, especially with a newborn."

And followers were quick to support Kate, with hundreds reassuring her she's doing an amazing job.

"It's so nice to see celebrities like normal mums and being honest about their struggles," one said. "Good on you."

Featured Image Credit: Kate Ferdinand/Instagram

Topics: Celebrity News, Parenting