Kate Upton shares new breastfeeding pic as she ‘clarifies’ comments about the pressures of motherhood
In a recent interview, she declared that motherhood came with ‘so much pressure’ and revealed that breastfeeding her first child ‘was sucking the energy away’ from her.
The model, who gave birth to daughter Genevieve in November 2018, explained that she was talking about the pressures that exist for new moms to ‘snap back’ into shape.
New remarks: Kate Upton, 27, posted a new breastfeeding pic to Instagram Wednesday as she ‘clarified’ comments published in Editorialist about the pressures that exist for new moms
Alongside a photo showing her breastfeeding her daughter, Upton wrote: ‘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.’
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl went on: ‘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.’
She then concluded: ‘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.’
Expectations: The model who welcomed her first child Genevieve in November 2018, said she was talking about pressures women feel to ‘snap back’ into shape after giving birth
Her story: She qualified her comments to share that ‘every mother’s experience is different’ and urge new moms to ‘go at your own pace’
Upton married Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, 36, in November 2017.
They had been dating since 2014 and got engaged in 2016.
The Michigan-born blonde has been modeling professionally since she was 16.
Parents: Upton welcomed her daughter with husband, Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, 36,whom she married in November 2017