Jillian Harris Reveals Why She Stopped Breastfeeding
Former “Bachelorette” star Jillian Harris is trying to stop moms from bottle shaming each other, and she’s doing her part by speaking out about her difficult decision to stop breastfeeding. The new mom to six year old son Leo recently revealed that she is making the transition from breast milk to formula for baby Leo, and reveals that while it is a little bit sad, the decision is also sure to make life a lot easier.
Jillian has been a huge advocate of breastfeeding for a very long time, and she breastfed exclusively for the first six months of Leo’s life, blogging about her milk supply, the vitamins she was taking, etc., sharing all of the info that she could with other moms who were interested in learning. However, Jillian revealed that once she went back to work and her schedule began to fill up, she simply didn’t have time to pump as much as she wanted, and her milk supply began to dwindle.
The beautiful star also revealed that when she started to lose her milk supply, she became overly stressed and anxious. “I was always stressed and I was always saying to Justin, ‘I have to pump, I have to pump. Nothing is coming out! I’ve got to go! Now I’m late! Now the baby is crying!’ Justin eventually was like, ‘Babe, maybe we should just go straight to formula.’” the new mom revealed, adding that she knows her difficult decision was the best one for her family, and that switching to formula is going to make family life so much easier. We applaud her for her honesty and openness about such a controversial topic!