Khloe Kardashian hits back at 'Mommy-shamers', defends bottle-feeding

Khloe Kardashian hits back at 'Mommy-shamers', defends bottle-feeding
Photo credit: Khloe Kardashian/Instagram

Khloe Kardashian has defended her decision to feed her two-month-old daughter True Thompson with formula, after being criticised on social media.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star shared a product on her app that she called her "live saver for feeding True", which some fans took issue with. 

The Baby Brezza Formula Pro One-Step Bottle Maker helps mums make up bottles of formula quickly, something Khloe says she needs to do because of issues with breastfeeding.

Referring to the backlash she received online, Khloe replied: "Mommy shaming is real!"

"The truth is I've tried and tried and tried to breastfeed only and it wasn't working for me," she wrote.

"I feel fortunate that I am able to still breast-feed but with the help of formula. Breast-feeding is something I really wanted to do. Just am not fully able."

Not all Khloe's followers were convinced by her explanation, however.

"It takes motivation, time and wanting to stay with it," one commenter wrote. 

"Khloe, breasts make the amount of milk that matches how long the baby nursed 24 hours earlier. Using a bottle will result in you producing less milk," read another. 

However, the overwhelming response has been positive, with many mums commenting in defence of supplementing with formula.

"Mad respect to @khloekardashian for opening up about supplementing with formula," one tweet read.

"I had to do that when i went back to work, and I was so embarrassed that I couldn't produce enough (breast milk) because I was away from (son) Jackson." 

"Khloe - I had similar problems nursing. Don't let these know-it-all's try to tell you how to feed your child. Baby True is getting so much love. That's the food of life!" added another.

"If she needs formula then do it. I didn't produce enough either & supplement fed w/formula. As long as she's healthy & eating that's all that matters," another tweet read.

The newest addition to the Kardashian clan arrived in April, just days after footage surfaced of her father Tristan Thompson allegedly cheating on mother Khloe.