Myleene Klass gets candid about reality of breastfeeding son Apollo

‘His hungry cries are louder than any troll!’ Myleene Klass discusses ‘hiding the nipple’ while breastfeeding as she reveals she’s had mastitis three times and admits son Apollo sometimes bites

Earlier this year she declared she’d made it her mission to ‘normalise’ breastfeeding. 

And, on Monday evening, Myleene Klass got candid about the reality of breastfeeding as she revealed she’s had mastitis three times and admitted that son Apollo, 11 months, sometimes bites.

The mother-of-three, 42, also discussed ‘hiding the nipple’ while feeding her baby in public, asserting: ‘His hungry cries are louder than any troll!’ 

Real talk: On Monday evening, Myleene Klass, 42,  got candid about the reality of breastfeeding son Apollo, 11 months, as she revealed she’s had mastitis three times

Taking to her Instagram stories, Myleene engaged in a Q&A with her followers after he son had fallen asleep on her.

One follower asked: ‘How long will you breastfeed?’ to which Myleene explained: ‘I thought I’d stop at 3 months, then 6, now we’re nearly at 12!

‘So now, I’m just going to go with the flow and stop when he’s had enough. Having so much support has made all the difference. Mums need support. And tea. And hugs.’ 

‘Have you experienced biting?’ asked another Instagram user, to which Myleene admitted: ‘Yup. I just take him off my boob as soon as he does it, so he knows I mean business.’ 

Priorities: The mother-of-three also discussed ‘hiding the nipple’ while feeding her baby in public, asserting: ‘His hungry cries are louder than any troll!’ 

Ouch! Myleene also admitted that Apollo sometimes bites while she’s breastfeeding him

Another fan asked how Myleene ‘hides the nipple’ when her son latches on and off, to which she explained that she ‘doesn’t care who sees what anymore.’

She said: ‘Every time Apollo hears a noise when he’s feeding, he pops off my boob to have a look around, but after multiple child births, and the indignities that come with it… I don’t care who sees what anymore!!

‘I’m feeding my baby and his needs are immediate and paramount. Plus his hungry cries are louder than any troll.’ 

Q&A: Taking to her Instagram stories, Myleene engaged in a Q&A with her followers after he son had fallen asleep on her

Dealing with teeth! ‘I just take him off my boob as soon as he does it, so he knows I mean business’ explained Myleene

Later, the mother-of-three, revealed that she has had mastitis three times, as she gave her advice to another mother struggling with it.

Mastitis is an inflammation of breast tissue, that sometimes involves an infection, and results in breast pain, swelling, warmth and redness. 

Myleene wrote: ‘OMG. You poor thing. THREE times. It’s THE WORST. I somehow managed to feed through it as advised (I bit down on a tea towel on one occasion like in an old country and western movie before they remove a bullet).

‘Honestly, I feel for you. It helped me to get in the shower and I just kept expressing from the bad, blown up boob first, feed from it IF you can. Sending you love… and courage.’ 

Hiding the nipple: Another fan asked how Myleene ‘hides the nipple’ when her son latches on and off, to which she explained that she ‘doesn’t care who sees what anymore’

The WORST! Later, the mother-of-three, revealed that she has had mastitis three times, as she gave her advice to another mother struggling with it

Blended family: Myleene is also mother to daughters Ava, 12, and Hero, eight, and is step-mum to Simon’s son and daughter from his previous marriage, who are the same ages as her girls

Early this year, Myleene declared she was on a mission to ‘normalise’ breastfeeding and said was not trying to ‘race her body back’ after putting on five stone in pregnancy weight. 

She told MailOnline: ‘I breastfeed at the radio, I breastfeed on the train, I breastfeed absolutely anywhere, anyone who’s around me is used to me breastfeeding.

‘It’s important to normalise breastfeeding, it’s more in this country because I think when you’re abroad there’s a different feel to it. I just want to normalise it so it makes it easier for everyone.

Myleene is also a mother to daughters Ava, 12, and Hero, eight, and is a step-mum to Simon’s son and daughter from his previous marriage, who are the same ages as her girls. 

Extra advice: Myleene gave advice to other mothers who are breastfeeding

WHY IS BREAST BEST, ACCORDING TO EXPERTS?

Mothers are urged to breastfeed, if possible, in order to give their infants the maximum dose of nutrients.

Bottle-feeding can be costly for many parents struggling to cope with the financial burden of a new baby.

Formula milk also has varying levels of nutrients, decided by the provider.

And it is often not easy for babies to digest.

However, babies who consume both breast milk and formula may not get enough vitamin D and still need drops or mothers who take supplements.

Many women who breastfeed incorrectly believe that this gives babies all the nutrients they need, said Dr. Carol Wagner of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

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