Khloé Kardashian Revealed Why She Stopped Breastfeeding
It wasn't an easy decision—but other moms were there to back her up
Khloé Kardashian has opened up to the world about a lot of personal matters, including her favorite core-torching sex position, camel toes, and cuddling. Her latest? That she decided to stop breastfeeding her daughter, True. She opened up on Twitter about the decision, revealing it was a tough choice-but one she ultimately had to make. "I had to stop breastfeeding," she tweeted, adding "it was really hard for me to stop (emotionally) but it wasn't working for my body. Sadly" (Related: Khloé Kardashian Shows Off Weight-Loss and Rejects Claims She's On a 'Ridiculous' Post-Baby Diet)
Later, in a response to one of her followers, she revealed that she had to stop because she couldn't produce enough milk. Her struggle resonated with her followers: One wrote back, "That was exactly my problem with both of my boys, my milk was there but never more than 2 oz.," to which Khloé responded, "Same love!!!" (Related: This Woman's Heartbreaking Confession About Breastfeeding Is #SoReal)
Khloé's inability to breastfeed wasn't for lack of trying. She responded to one tweet revealing that she had consulted with a lactation specialist. In another response to a tweet suggesting that drinking more water can help, she wrote, "Ugh it wasn't that easy for me. I tried every trick in the book- water, special cookies, power pumping, massages etc. I tried so very hard to continue."
While it was an underproduction of breastmilk for Khloé, but that's just one of the many reasons women decide to stop breastfeeding. Some experience pain, some have trouble getting their baby to latch, and others stop because of how it's impacting their life. Take Serena Williams, for example: She recently decided to stop breastfeeding in order to lose weight so she could prepare for competition at Wimbledon.
As famous moms like Serena and Khloé talk openly about stopping breastfeeding, they're helping chip away at the shame that still exists around choosing not to breastfeed. Breastfeeding isn't for every woman, and switching to formula isn't a failure, period. (Still not convinced? Here are 5 reasons it's completely fine to stop breastfeeding.) Hopefully, Khloé also felt supported by other women who responded to her tweets, sharing similar experiences and encouraging her not to regret or feel ashamed of her decision.