Here's Why Jessica Simpson's Post About Breastfeeding Has Caused A Huge Debate On Instagram

Articles Apr 06, 2019 05:04

It's no secret that Jessica Simpson's most recent pregnancy — with her baby daughter Birdie — wasn't the easiest.

Throughout her pregnancy, Jessica was brutally honest about her struggles with side-effects like swollen feet and acid reflux. Plus the time she broke her own toilet seat just by sitting on it.

Since Birdie was born in mid-March, Jessica has been celebrating motherhood's little wins, and earlier this week she posted this photo of a full bottle of breast milk.

"This is what success feels like," she wrote in the caption.

Heres Why Jessica Simpsons Post About Breastfeeding Has Caused A Huge Debate On Instagram

Plenty of moms — including fellow famous moms Hilary Duff and Snooki — flooded the comments, congratulating Jessica on the achievement and agreeing pumping that much milk is a great feeling.

Heres Why Jessica Simpsons Post About Breastfeeding Has Caused A Huge Debate On Instagram
Heres Why Jessica Simpsons Post About Breastfeeding Has Caused A Huge Debate On Instagram

And many people said they were jealous Jessica was able to pump that much so soon after giving birth.

Heres Why Jessica Simpsons Post About Breastfeeding Has Caused A Huge Debate On Instagram
Heres Why Jessica Simpsons Post About Breastfeeding Has Caused A Huge Debate On Instagram
Heres Why Jessica Simpsons Post About Breastfeeding Has Caused A Huge Debate On Instagram

However, others took offence to Jessica's use of the word "success", arguing that it suggested mothers who choose not to breastfeed — or aren't able to — are failures.

Heres Why Jessica Simpsons Post About Breastfeeding Has Caused A Huge Debate On Instagram

Some people shared their own experiences of being unable to breastfeed, calling it "heartbreaking".

Heres Why Jessica Simpsons Post About Breastfeeding Has Caused A Huge Debate On Instagram
Heres Why Jessica Simpsons Post About Breastfeeding Has Caused A Huge Debate On Instagram

While others took the opportunity to remind other mothers that the important thing is that your baby is fed.

Heres Why Jessica Simpsons Post About Breastfeeding Has Caused A Huge Debate On Instagram
Heres Why Jessica Simpsons Post About Breastfeeding Has Caused A Huge Debate On Instagram

"Success is raising a kind child," one commenter said.

Heres Why Jessica Simpsons Post About Breastfeeding Has Caused A Huge Debate On Instagram

But plenty of people jumped in to defend Jessica, saying she probably never intended to bash anyone, and was simply celebrating a "personal victory".

Heres Why Jessica Simpsons Post About Breastfeeding Has Caused A Huge Debate On Instagram
Heres Why Jessica Simpsons Post About Breastfeeding Has Caused A Huge Debate On Instagram

"She's allowed to be proud of her success. It's HER success!" one person wrote. "Another mother's success will be different."

Heres Why Jessica Simpsons Post About Breastfeeding Has Caused A Huge Debate On Instagram

"For me this is success in her efforts and has absolutely nothing to do with what you were or weren't able to do," another said. "Look for the negatives and that [is] all you will ever find."

Heres Why Jessica Simpsons Post About Breastfeeding Has Caused A Huge Debate On Instagram

Ellie Bate is a celebrity reporter and talent coordinator at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

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Source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/eleanorbate/jessica-simpson-breastfeeding-debate-mom-shaming?

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