Kate Ferdinand reveals she chose not to breastfeed son Cree but kept it secret due to 'pressure'


‘I was worried about admitting I was bottle-feeding’: Kate Ferdinand reveals she kept decision not to breastfeed son Cree secret due to ‘pressure’ on women

Kate Ferdinand has revealed she chose not to breastfeed her son Cree, three months, but was worried about admitting it. 

The former TOWIE star, 29, told how she feels there is ‘so much pressure’ on women to breastfeed that she was hesitant to admit she decided to bottle feed instead. 

Kate, who shares her son with husband Rio, 42, posted a heartwarming snap of herself feeding the tot and described him as ‘the happiest little soul’.

Candid: Kate Ferdinand has revealed she chose not to breastfeed her son Cree but was worried about admitting it

Candid: Kate Ferdinand has revealed she chose not to breastfeed her son Cree but was worried about admitting it

She said: ‘Me and my bubba. I just love it when he looks at me when I’m feeding him. 

‘I chose not to breastfeed Cree, for so many reasons and I was worried about admitting it at first as their is so much pressure to breastfeed, but thankfully now I just know that a fed baby is a happy baby and Cree is the happiest little soul and we are so grateful. 

‘We had a few issues with other bottles for Cree, but @mamababy_uk has been amazing for us as a family. 

‘They give babies the breastfeeding experience because their shape requires the same movement that a baby would use at the breast. They also prevent colic with the vented base. If Cree is happy we are happy.’

Honest: The former TOWIE star, 29, told how she feels there is 'so much pressure' on women to breastfeed that she was hesitant to admit she decided to bottle feed instead

Honest: The former TOWIE star, 29, told how she feels there is ‘so much pressure’ on women to breastfeed that she was hesitant to admit she decided to bottle feed instead

The candid snap comes after Kate shared a cryptic post about leading a ‘stress-free’ life to Instagram on Thursday.

Earlier this month, the new parent recalled crying ‘every single day for five weeks’ after giving birth to her baby boy as she struggled with her mental health. 

She wrote: ‘I don’t want to be around drama, conflict, or stress. I want to be around happy people, have happy times and a happy life.’

The fitness enthusiast also juggles her career with raising football pundit Rio’s three children Lorenz, 14, Tate, 12, and Tia, nine, from his relationship with late wife Rebecca Ellison.

Kate wrote: 'I chose not to breastfeed Cree, for so many reasons and I was worried about admitting it at first as their is so much pressure to breastfeed'

Kate wrote: ‘I chose not to breastfeed Cree, for so many reasons and I was worried about admitting it at first as their is so much pressure to breastfeed’

Former personal trainer Rebecca passed away from breast cancer aged 34 in May 2015.

In February last year, the self-help author discussed the struggles she overcame when she took on the role of stepmother to Rio’s three kids in the BBC documentary Rio and Kate: Becoming a Stepfamily. 

The media personality was left feeling tearful for over a month after having an emergency C-section when she gave birth to her first child.

Since announcing the arrival of her tot, Kate has kept a relatively low profile while she recovers from her C-section at home.

Difficulties: Earlier this month, the new parent recalled crying 'every single day for five weeks' after giving birth to her baby boy as she struggled with her mental health (pictured with Rio)

Difficulties: Earlier this month, the new parent recalled crying ‘every single day for five weeks’ after giving birth to her baby boy as she struggled with her mental health (pictured with Rio)

The blonde told Fabulous magazine: ‘I think I cried every single day for about five weeks.

‘You expect to be doing everything you possibly can for your baby and when you can’t… It was something I really struggled with.

‘I was in my own little world, I felt really confused and had lots of anxiety and I didn’t think anyone understood.’

Kate added that she was ‘all over the place emotionally’ because she found it challenging to carry out daily tasks such as putting on clothes, and would need to call out for help if she dropped an item like a phone because she couldn’t pick it up herself.

She said: 'You expect to be doing everything you possibly can for your baby and when you can¿t¿ It was something I really struggled with'

She said: ‘You expect to be doing everything you possibly can for your baby and when you can’t… It was something I really struggled with’

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