KATE Upton recently spoke out about the “pressure” she felt as a new mother.
But the 27-year-old model took to Instagram on Wednesday, to clarify her remarks about breastfeeding.
She shared an image of herself looking relaxed in a hat in the sunshine as she was breastfeeding her baby daughter Genevieve.
The Other Woman actress wrote: I want to take a minute to clarify the context of feeling pressures as a new mother and breastfeeding in the @editorialistmagazine article.
“When asked about getting back in shape after pregnancy I discussed the major pressures that are out there for new moms to ‘snap back’ right after having a baby.”
She continued: “Every woman experiences this due to the unnecessary and unrealistic expectations that are brought into every household, mostly via social media. I certainly felt these pressures, as all women do. I tried to push myself early to get back to the gym, eat perfectly and try to achieve this alleged ‘snap back’.
“But, after realizing how ridiculous these pressures are I quickly gave myself some slack and lived in the moment as a new mother. Every woman needs to give their body time to heal and to soak in those early, precious moments.
“I realized quickly that between breastfeeding, healing, little-to-no sleep, off-the-charts hormone changes and experiencing everything for the first time that those weight-loss pressures are extremely unnecessary, and I decided to turn my energy towards my family.
“Every mother’s experience is different with every baby. I’ve learned everyone’s journey is extremely personal and no two are the same.”
She went on to talk about her own personal journey: “My energy was drained but my heart was extremely full, and I decided to not let others’ opinions and expectations get in the way of my own personal timeline.
“In my opinion, enjoy the moments with your new baby and growing family, allow your body time to heal and make sure to go at your own pace. #motherhood #sharestrong.”
She welcomed daughter Genevieve with husband, Houston Astros pitcher, Justin Verlander, 36, in November 2018.
They have been dating since 2014 and got engaged in 2016 and married the next year.
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