Kat Von D is a POS anti semite and an outspoken antivaxxer, I’ll just start with that. I won’t buy her makeup brand anymore. Kat and her equally goth tattooed husband, Prayers singer Leafar Seyer, welcomed their first child, Leafar Von D Reyes, earlier this month. In a new post she shared to Instagram, Kat revealed that her milk didn’t come in soon enough so she had to ask for breastmilk donations for her baby. (I can’t embed that here as it has a sweet video of sleepy Leafar nursing.) Kat did what she thought was best for her baby’s health and asked her midwife if she knew any vegan nursing moms who would donate milk. A donor came through, Kat’s milk came in, and Leafar was fine. Here’s what she wrote:
During the first two days of Leafar’s life, his blood sugar count had been low, and as much as I had committed myself to strictly breastfeed, my milk hadn’t come in yet. The pediatrician suggested asking around to see if any friends might have a bit of extra milk they could donate – and if not, I’d have to consider supplementing with formula – something we personally did not want to do. I called my beloved midwife, @losangelesmidwife to see if she knew anyone who might be willing to share a bit of their breastmilk who was on a plant-based diet, as that was crucial to us, and she quickly connected me with @mattersofmotherhood who, without even knowing me, and without question, stepped up and donated a few ounces to us in the middle of the night. Needless to say, Leafar’s levels boosted, and we are now happily breastfeeding at home. Can’t thank @mattersofmotherhood enough for getting us through those rough nights with your donation. This is true community. True sisterhood. True kindness. And I can’t wait to pay it forward one day soon. 🖤
Her baby is adorable. A lot of people raise their kids vegan and there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s also a choice to get a baby donated breastmilk from a donor who follows your preferred diet, and Kat is very privileged to have enough connections to be able to do that. There’s a growing awareness, through the #FedIsBest movement, of moms feeling pressured to solely breastfeed and the issue of babies needing supplementation. I wish Kat would have included a line or two about how there’s no shame in feeding formula to a baby but I truly doubt she thinks that.
Also I just learned that Kat did a homebirth documentary. I bet we’ll soon be hearing all about that.
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whats above love? My Wife and my son are. 🖤🖤🖤 It might not look like it on the outside but on the inside I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my life! This year has given me so much to be happy and grateful for. I love you so much kitty I’ve never seen anyone fight for anything the way you fought to bring our son into this world. Magick is real and so is my love for you @thekatvond 🖤🖤🖤
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