Tamara Ecclestone defends breastfeeding selfie on Lorraine: ‘I do what feels right’

Tamara Ecclestone has defended her breastfeeding selfie after being blasted for ‘putting pressure’ on new mums


by Fiona Day |
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When Tamara Ecclestone shared a candid snap of her breastfeeding her baby daughter Sophia, she was surprised by how much criticism she endured for the revealing photograph.

After posting the pic on her Instagram page, followers claimed that she was putting ‘pressure’ on new mums to breastfeed their children.

The 30-year-old appeared on Lorraine Kelly’s ITV breakfast show to explain her thought process rebind the picture and defend her actions.

Tamara explained: “I think parenting in general, people always have such an opinion and it divides opinion… I’m kind of over trying to please anyone, I just do whatever feels right and I think as a mum you just follow your instinct of what feels right to you.”

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The heiress continued: “I was on holiday at the time with my husband and Sophia and I shared so many pictures of Sophia - I’m completely obsessed with my daughter, sorry everyone all I do is post pictures of her - and my husband took the picture and I loved it. I thought it was so cute and I didn’t realise that it was going to cause so much controversy.

“I didn’t realise that people would have so many opinions on it, I just thought it was a beautiful photograph of the person that I love so much and on holiday and it was a special moment and that was really the only reason to share that picture.”

“It was such a natural moment, I didn’t realise the photo was being taken, I hadn’t even brushed my hair we’d literally just woken up and gone straight to the beach to me it wasn't really thought about, it wasn't calculated, it wasn't planned. It was just like a spontaneous moment and I think sometimes those are the nicest pictures and to be honest I just think, why should I not post a picture?

“If someone is bottle feeding their baby and enjoying it and in the moment and post a picture of their baby while they’re being fed a bottle nobody would have anything to say about that.”

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