Kristin Cavallari, 26, has revealed that even though her son Camden is not yet 6-months-old, she has decided to quit breastfeeding him.
“It’s hard,” the former Hills reality star told Hollywood Life. “It was the hardest part of the whole thing and no one tells you that. I was a slave to pumping.” So what is she doing instead? An alternative to breast milk, “a goat milk concoction that [fiance] Jay [Cutler] found.”
When Us Weekly chatted with the new mom in August 2012, she attributed her slim post-baby body, as many moms have, to breastfeeding. “I started working out when he was 4 weeks old,” she said. “Breastfeeding honestly burns 500 calories a day, so that’s been very helpful. And I’m a healthy eater in general, so I’ve just maintained a healthy lifestyle.”
While Cavallari may have control over what type of milk her son drinks, the new mom admits she won’t be able to stop Camden from playing football like his Chicago Bears quarterback dad, Cutler, 29 — but she’s going to try!
“I will try to steer Cam in a different direction, maybe a sport that isn’t so aggressive,” she told DNAinfo.com. “Maybe baseball — something where he doesn’t have to get hit.”
But Cutler’s fiance added, “At the end of the day, I think if he wants to play football, I don’t know if I’m gonna have too much control over it. How can your dad be a football player and you tell them that they can’t do it?”
With my first son, I was able to breastfeed him for 9 months. I felt like a warrior! I loved breastfeeding, it was my favorite part of the day. It came very easily for me, and it was a beautiful time to bond. When my second son was born – I figured it would be the same way! Turns out I could only breastfeed him for 3 months because older brother kept getting into trouble, and I never had a minute to spare! I think as women we get awfully judgy when it comes to breastfeeding and what’s right vs. what’s wrong. To each his own. Unless you’re still breastfeeding your kid when he’s 5. I’ll just go out on a limb and say that’s freaking weird.