Denise van Outen on giving up breastfeeding

Wednesday July 14, 2010

Three weeks into breastfeeding her new daughter Betsy, television presenter Denise van Outen has decided to switch to the bottle. 

The new mother says that breastfeeding in public draws too much attention from onlookers especially because she is a famous face.

Although she would've like to have stuck with it a bit longer, she adds “I can't be sitting in Starbucks and breastfeeding, because they [photographers] are taking pictures”.

Denise explains that indiscretion is not the only reason for the decision however. Hubby and fellow actor Lee Mead would also like the opportunity to feed the baby.

A spokesperson for a breastfeeding support organisation says that Denise is not the only one to give up after such a short time.

“The feelings and worries expressed by Miss van Outen are shared by many new mothers”, she says.

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