‘Irish women are demonised for not breastfeeding and it’s easy to mother bash'- TV3's Aisling O’Loughlin
Published 16/06/2016 | 10:34
Irish mums are“demonised” because of their decision not to breastfeed, according to TV3’s Aisling O’Loughlin.
The Xpose presenter, who welcomed her third son last month, admitted that there is a lot of pressure on mothers to breastfeed but women should not be judged if they choose to bottle feed.
The mum of three breastfed her son Joseph for one week last May but said she was in too much pain to continue.
“I lasted a week breastfeeding and then had to call it a day,” Aisling told The Irish Daily Mail.
“It’s not something that comes naturally to me and it was torture. It’s not easy for everyone. For some women it happens easily, but it’s each to their own.
“In an ideal world you’d love to breastfeed but it takes a lot of time and a lot of support, so sometimes it’s not feasible. Irish women are demonised for not doing it- it’s easy to mother bash,” she said.
The presenter and her partner Nicolas MacInnes welcomed their third son in May in Holles Street Hospital, who joined Patrick (4) and Louis (2) in their busy household.
Aisling’s proud fiancé shared a snap of the newborn moments after his arrival.
"Baby number five has just arrived and embracing life," the new father wrote. "All is good and beautiful."