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Kristin Cavallari Says, ‘I Was A Slave To My Breasts!’

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Former Hills star Kristin Cavallari is no longer in the MTV game, and she and NFL star boyfriend Jay Cutler are now raising a five-month-old baby boy, Camden.

You may know Kristin Cavallari best from her reality TV turn, but the 26-year-old new mom is more about diapers than divas nowadays. Cavallari recently dished on motherhood with Hollywood Life, and the ex-MTV star admits that, while parenthood is going well, she and Cutler have decided to give up on breastfeeding seven months short of American Association of Pediatrics recommendations because Kristen finds pumping and nursing to be a bit boring now.

Cavallari found the demands on her breasts to be a bit much, and, after five months, she is switching Camden off to formula — a “goat milk” one she says Cutler selected.

Speaking of her breastfeeding experience, Kristen tells the site that the novelty of nursing wore off pretty quickly:

“It’s hard … It was the hardest part of the whole thing and no one tells you that. I was a slave to pumping. Now we are giving him a goat milk concoction that Jay found.”

Cavallari did not explain why she was using a pump so frequently instead of nursing directly, and it should be noted that pumping milk is generally only a very common occurrence when a newborn is separated from his mother for much or most of the day. Most moms with access to their babies need to pump fairly infrequently, though many opt to in order to stock milk.

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Kristen says that she and Cutler plan to wed soon but might expand their family sooner. She adds:

“We want a big family so I think sooner than later we will have another one. But it’s a little too soon, I just got my body back. I want to enjoy it! … I gained 25 lbs. when I got pregnant but I’m a healthy eater … I worked out during my pregnancy and I was breast feeding, until a few weeks ago.”

Do you agree with Kristin Cavallari about breastfeeding?

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55 Responses to “Kristin Cavallari Says, ‘I Was A Slave To My Breasts!’”

  1. Heather Johnson

    I am so sad for her son. She calls it a "goat milk concoction." Who wants a "goat milk concoction" instead of nutritious and delicious human breast milk, the perfect food for human babies? Goat's milk is for goat babies.

  2. Jennifer Ruffing

    She should really give the baby formula, which is regulated by the FDA instead of some "concoction." And she did not "give up" breast feeding…she CHOSE not to continue.

  3. Sarah Elizabeth Welsh

    No I don't agree, breastfeeding is dead easy, normal and wonderful. To say it was boring and she wanted her body back is all about her wants not her babies needs. Shame on her but at least she looks good for the paps.

  4. Lara Tokarz

    Breastfeeding is NOT easy. Wasn't for me….if it was for some of you, cheers and a very sarcastic round of applause…..

  5. Lara Tokarz

    Breastfeeding is NOT easy. Wasn't for me….if it was for some of you, cheers and a very sarcastic round of applause…..

  6. Christina Burns

    Shame on you for judging her based on a few snippets from a magazine. What she chooses to do with her body is her business, not any of ours.

  7. Christina Burns

    Shame on you for judging her based on a few snippets from a magazine. What she chooses to do with her body is her business, not any of ours.

  8. Carmen Goldsworthy

    I agree with you except for it being easy. It's not easy for everyone.

  9. Carmen Goldsworthy

    I agree with you except for it being easy. It's not easy for everyone.

  10. Erin Miller

    sad for her son?? oh yeah he will have a bad life..daddy a nfl star mommy an actress..sooo sooo sad

  11. Erin Miller

    sad for her son?? oh yeah he will have a bad life..daddy a nfl star mommy an actress..sooo sooo sad

  12. Christina Burns

    And cow's milk is for cow babies, yet adult humans still drink it. Get over it, it's none of your business how she chooses to feed her child.

  13. Paa.la

    Considering the US average for weaning is 3 months, high five to this mama for breastfeeding as long as she felt she could. Maybe her next breastfeeding experience will go smoother and she will feel better and be able to nurse longer. Maybe not. She still did a good job! There isn't any need to be rude about her stopping before the one year mark. We don't know her whole story. Breastfeeding isn't all sunshine and roses for many mamas and she shouldn't be lambasted for being honest. She should be congratulated for trying and giving her son a good start!

  14. Jessica Bloom

    You stated on another (useless) page: "God forbid women have bodily autonomy instead of laying around on the sofa with their tits hanging out like a dairy cow." WOW REALLY?!
    I feel sorry for your children! They will turn out just as fat and stupid as you are thanks to the "FDA regulated baby formula" that you CHOSE to give them.

  15. Lauren Edwards

    Jay Cutler: NFL Quarterback and Selector of Goat Milk Concoctions.

  16. Kelly Pillsbury Heldt

    If it was so easy, lactation consultants wouldn't exist. There are entire industries built around helping women to do something that can be very difficult. If it was easy for you, great, but saying it's easy for everyone is ridiculous.

  17. Jennifer Ruffing

    You shouldn't feel sorry for my children. They are loved and well cared for. And they are FED…doesn't matter how.

    Also, I'd call you a cunt, but you lack the warmth and depth.

  18. Jenzi Ware

    I really hate how they stated that "it should be noted that pumping milk is generally only a very common occurrence when a newborn is separated from his mother for much or most of the day". It most certainly did not have to be noted. I am a stay at home mom but my daughter never did latch. I exclusively pumped and fed her nothing but breast milk for her first year. We never once nursed. It was the most difficult thing I have ever done.

  19. Kelly Pillsbury Heldt

    Ah, the "I feel sorry for your children!" gambit. You obviously don't love your kids as much as this complete stranger, who is clearly a wonderful, compassionate person, who doubtless imparts those qualities to her children via breastmilk.

  20. Julia Miller

    If Jennifer really did make the "tits hanging out like a dairy cow" comment then I'm sorry but she had it coming.
    Anyways, have any of you formula feeders ever looked at the ingredient list on the formula tin?! Awful stuff! I applaud Kristin Cavallari for seeking a healthier alternative to artificial formula milk for her baby.

  21. Casey Muehring

    Just so you nay sayers know…in australia they use primarily goat milk based formulas for their babes and it is perfectly safe…if you have a babe with tummy trouble it is a good alternative…..and for some breast milk is NOT the best option…apparently you again haven't did all your research on this topic!

  22. Sarah Elizabeth Welsh

    question asked if we agreed not what we believe about anyone elses situation, funny how it always becomes about everyone else's feelings everytime a BF mum says it's easy.

  23. Jennifer Ruffing

    I sure did make that comment. And I stand by it. I felt like a dairy cow with that stupid pump strapped to my chest and even worse when my eldest latched on. Formula is truly an FDA approved alternative to "blessed" mother's milk. I am not poisoning my children. I'm fat because I love pizza, not because I was formula fed.

    My children, nor I deserve to be ridiculed for feeding choices or for my own personal opinions about MY experience with breast feeding. I'm glad that breast feeding was all wonderful and great for you, but for many of us (like those of us from that "useless" page) it was HELL.

  24. Kim LaCapria

    Any formula is considered less optimal than breastmilk, unfortunately. It doesn't matter if it is goat, cow or unicorn based, breastmilk is the preferred food for babies under 1 year of age. Personal choices are fine, but breastmilk is in all but a handful of cases always best.

  25. Kim LaCapria

    Jennifer Ruffing No one is ridiculing you, but you are ridiculing nursing women, which is unnecessary. Formula is regulated but meant to be used as an alternative. Breastmilk is preferred. This is science.

  26. Kim LaCapria

    Respectfully, it did. Women who have not yet faced breastfeeding may assume a pump is necessary when in actuality, latching can be achieved for most women. The idea of using a pump may give women dangerously false information with which to make their decision. Pumps are fantastic tools, but women have been successfully breastfeeding without them since the dawn of time.

  27. Casey Muehring

    Thats a matter of opinion not research or advice from a MD..

  28. Amanda Tyson

    I don't get the "very sarcastic round of applause". Why be an ass??

  29. Amanda Tyson

    Ever notice how the formula crowd is always so angry & aggressive? Just being observant.

  30. Amanda Tyson

    Actually, what Kim says is science. Breast milk is best in most cases. It really is that simple.

  31. Kim LaCapria

    Amanda Tyson I have personally noticed a slight pattern of what seems to be anger at factual data. Unfortunately, this can actually serve to undermine women who choose to breastfeed and it is really unfortunate. I have also noticed that many people allege stigma for formula feeding, but breastfeeding women are routinely asked to leave public spaces. And those who acknowledge the challenges breastfeeding women face are too often called "nipple nazis."

    What I REALLY hate is that LLL is frequently maligned as a "nipple nazi" organization, when in actuality they are the single best resource any mother can have to hand aside from a lactation consultant. LLL was always there for me when my doctor didn't have an answer. (I had a child that would not take expressed milk under any circumstances.)

    The ultimate issue is formula feeding can not be threatened by this stuff in the way a successful breastfeeding relationship can be undermined and ceased. And the amount of misinformation even in this thread is stunning and sad.

  32. Megan Wilson

    it is not easy at all! i tried with both kids. oh and when my son was 4 days old i was feeding him and he turned blue. scared me enough to be afraid to breastfeed anymore!

  33. Jessica Bloom

    @Jennifer, fine you felt like a cow, but that's not what you said in your original comment. Again you said "God forbid women have bodily autonomy instead of laying around on the sofa with their tits hanging out like a dairy cow." So you are insinuating that all nursing mothers lay on the couch all day with their tits hanging out. So really you are ridiculing me for the feeding choice I have made for all 3 of my children.
    How do you know I didn't go through hell and back to make nursing work?! I had extremely long and hard labors with one of them ending in a emergency c-section, mastitis (4 times), yeast infection, and a nursing strike. But in my mind there was no other option than to breastfeed, so I made it work!
    A very small percentage of women can truly not breastfeed. I have read many of your stories on the FFF blog and most of them are either caused by A) not being educated enough B) social pressure/misinformation or C) pure laziness/selfishness!
    And how do you know that the formula you were fed as an infant didn't add to you being obese? I'm sure your mother thought you were going to be "just fine" (as formula feeders always like to defend themselves). So tell me Jennifer, are you "just fine"?!

  34. Casey Muehring

    That science has been debunked several times over…..and why are ppl like you on this site besides to be nasty bitches and fight with ppl who dont believe in your views ..you two with your nasty attitudes are the very reason the FFF had to.make this site….so why dont you stay on your own nazi lactivist group sites!!

  35. Jessica Bloom

    I guess it got too hot in here for Jennifer Ruffing. Being confronted with the truth is too difficult for some people. What a nitwit.

  36. Meryl Fraser

    I am a breastfeeding mother. It's easy now, it wasn't at first, at all. Tongue tie, mastitis and various other issues – we were successful because I had good support from my midwife and LCs, which many women don't have access to. I have no problem with anyone saying "it was easy for us" but to generalise about other's experiences isn't cool.

  37. Meryl Fraser

    How offensive to holocaust victims to bandy words like nazi around. This isn't the FFF site, FYI (though I am familiar with that and her theories) and the science of breastmilk has not been debunked – far from it.

  38. Colleen Sims

    Agreed. My daughter never latched either. I sought all kinds of help but no-one was of any help. The last lactation "expert" I talked to watched me struggle, shrugged her shoulders and said "some babies never learn".

  39. Steph Bazzle

    A lot of people don't get this, but 'breast is best' doesn't equal 'and anyone who does anything else is damaging their kids for life!'

    We all pick and choose our 'bests'. And there are different types of 'best'. Like, overall, it's best to have your kid immunized- but if he's allergic to eggs, it's best to skip certain shots. And if the 'best' school means an extra hour of travel each way, then maybe you're best off not stretching your child's day that way. And you probably didn't research the location with the best air quality and move there before having a child.

    With regard to breastfeeding, breastmilk is the best nutritional food for babies, but may not be the best choice for some families for other reasons. In other words, formula isn't evil, and *choosing* it isn't evil, or neglectful, or damaging.

    We can't all do all the bests. All we do is our own best. All of us.

    I've breastfed my son for 18 months this week. My older three only got 3-6 months of breastfeeding each. All four are thriving, intelligent, strong, and wonderful.

    Please, when we say that 'breast is best' don't take it as an attack. It isn't. It just means that, nutritionally speaking, breastmilk is the best thing for babies.

  40. Casey Muehring

    I guess what bothers me soo….much is that there are ALOT of reasons and it is more common now a days that it isn't BEST….it was NOT best for my son and I know tons of moms who dealt with the same problems….to me when people say this it is still like " yeah, your not bad for what you did by givng your kid formula, BUT I'm still a better person for giving mine BM"

  41. Lara Tokarz

    Because other people are asses about people who don't nurse or give up nursing. If you had it easy and want to brag about it….thats what you get. Its something very personal that women who can't do it get very upset about.

  42. Kelly Pillsbury Heldt

    Amanda Tyson have you ever noticed the nasty, condescending tone of the comments they are responding to? You can't tell me that if someone told you they "felt sorry" for your children, that you are a crappy mother, etc etc, that you wouldn't be a bit teed off.