Chrissy Teigen is opening up about her struggles with breastfeeding in the past, and her desire to normalize all forms of feeding your baby, including formula. The Cravings cookbook author shared her thoughts on Twitter, detailing the “shame” and “guilt” she felt when she struggled to produce enough milk to feed Luna, 4, and Miles, 2, whom she shares with John Legend.
“Ok I'm gonna say something and you all are definitely gonna make it a thing but here goes: normalize formula,” she tweeted. “Normalize breastfeeding is such a huge, wonderful thing. but I absolutely felt way more shame having to use formula because of lack of milk from depression and whatnot.”
Teigen continued, “People have surrogates, people have trouble breastfeeding and all you hear as a new, anxious mom is how breast is best. 'normalize breastfeeding' is great. 'normalize formula' is great, too! so yeah. that's all! normalize formula! your baby is gonna be BEAUTIFUL, PERFECT, AND OKAY.”
Several people applauded Teigen’s move, including Jenna Dewan, who wrote: “A great thread for mother’s…I too had trouble producing milk second time around with Callum and wasted too much time feeling unnecessary anxiety and guilt about it”.
One fan took Teigen's message a step further and commented, “I say we… try to normalize not giving a f— about what other people want to do with their lives as long as it’s not hurting anyone else.”