Jade Roper Tolbert is taking major heat for her breastfeeding photos she posted on her social media. The Bachelor in Paradise alum went to Instagram for a PSA for the brand Third Love nursing bras. In the picture, Jade is laying on her side looking at her 5-month-old daughter Emerson what appears to be a post-nursing moment.
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Followers of Jade started leaving hateful comments on the 31-year-old post, insinuating the mama is setting standards that most mothers can’t live up to.
Jade fired back at the backlash when she replied to hurtful comments left for her to read on multiple Instagram stories.
Tolbert began by saying, “So, I had some comments about the picture I posted of me and Emerson after I was breastfeeding and people telling me they don’t look like that when they breastfeed and that I was setting up a standard that’s impossible to live up to.”
She spoke further to her audience to set the record straight, “The truth about that picture is that I had a photo shoot the day before and I hadn’t taken my makeup off, so that’s literally the day before’s makeup.
And she admitted, “And it was slightly staged-we positioned Emerson just right to make the picture work, but that was literally right after I had fed her and she had fallen asleep on me and we do have those moments where we snuggle so I don’t get what’s so unreal about it.”
“If you guys feel like I’m portraying some kind of falsehood of motherhood, this is my real life-this is me on a Monday morning. I’ve already used my shirt as a spit-up rag. I have clothes everywhere that have not been washed.
Roper-Tolbert can’t seem to catch a break with social media haters. The new mother shared another Instagram video telling her listeners that just the day before she provoked negative comments when she was feeding Emerson in public at a restaurant and covered herself up.
“People were telling me I shouldn’t cover up. I was actually getting flack for putting a cover over my baby which I just don’t understand why that would be something people would give me s-t about.”
You guuuuys, thank you so much for all the support I've received about my Instagram stories earlier. It truly, truly means so much to me and I tried to read every kind and empowering message from each of you. I was very emotional earlier. and I think it's because my nursing relationship with Emmy is one of my most favorite mommy experiences (even though it's had its ups and downs, because it's an ever changing experience). Thank you for letting me be myself and express how much I love being a mom and thank you for letting me express myself when I feel like I'm failing as a mom (or failing others) or I feel unsure of myself. All the moms out there that support each other, you're the best. *This is my favorite post-feeding picture of Emmy and me, I can't believe she used to be this little.*
Jade hopes the mothers out in the world can do what’s best for their babes without the ridicule. She concluded by saying, “It’s just that women should be able to do what they feel like they need to do for their babies.”