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01/26/2016 12:48 pm ET

Kim Kardashian Talks Breastfeeding And Her Love Of Nipple Shields

The reality star is keeping it real.
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Kim Kardashian is offering some tips for other breastfeeding moms out there. Spoiler alert: nipple shields. 

The 35-year-old reality star penned a blog on her website KimKardashianWest.com all about her breastfeeding experience with baby boy Saint West, born last month. She shared some advice for moms dealing with multiple children and sore nipples. 

How She Gets North Involved 

"I'm about 2 months into breastfeeding and I'm not gonna lie—it can be time-consuming. For some reason, North hates when I feed the baby, and she lays on my lap so Saint can't be right in front of me to eat, LOL! I've started to include her: Sometimes I will pump and have her feed him the bottle. That totally worked! She loved helping me, as opposed to my attention being off of her, and now she is my little helper."

Nipple Shields! 

"I use a nipple shield most of the time when I feed. I find the baby feeds better, and it allows me to never get irritated nipples or anything because they're protected by the shield. The hospital suggested shields to me, since at the beginning I found nursing super painful and difficult, so I took some home and never looked back."

 Public Breastfeeding? Whatever Makes You Comfortable

"Now that I'm a mom, I'm not that shocked, especially if you have a few kids and can't leave to breastfeed one kid in the bathroom while leaving the others at the table. But I still personally wouldn't do it, unless it was an emergency situation and I was fully covered. I would however breastfeed in front of my girlfriends. I think it's such a natural experience and I'm not shy about that. I know so many people get backlash for posting breastfeeding pics, but I don't mind them!"

Read more over at KimKardashianWest.com

 

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