Ashley Graham is clapping back at criticism over her decision to stop breastfeeding her twin sons.
“There’s this whole thing with people telling you how to feed your child,” the model told Chelsea Handler on “The Daily Show” Tuesday.
“With my first kid, I was like, ‘I can only breastfeed! This is the right way!’” she continued of son Isaac. “Then I had the twins, and I was like, ‘I’m not doing this. This is not working here. Both of you want both of these? This is a lot of work.’”
Graham, 35, noted that since she stopped nursing five months after welcoming Malachi and Roman, the boys have since grown “so strong and so happy” on formula.
“I don’t think we should be telling people how we should be feeding our kids,” she concluded.
The “A New Model” author became a mom in January 2020 when she gave birth to Isaac, now 3, followed by her now 1-year-old twins two years later.
Graham joked on the Comedy Central late-night show that the little ones have left her “fully depleted of everything.”
“Your body fills up with nutrition, and then the baby sucks it out of you,” she explained. “You get acne, the weight doesn’t come off, [and] your boobs go down to here when you’re done.”
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl admitted she was wearing two bras under her white Balmain dress during the interview, saying, “It’s fine.”
Graham said in May 2022 that having kids has “reshaped” her relationship with her body.
“I’ve learned it’s OK if the journey to love the skin you’re in is more complex than you could ever have imagined,” she told Glamour at the time, adding that she still did not feel “entirely comfortable” in her body.
However, the “American Beauty Star” host gushed, “I am bold, I am brilliant, I am beautiful. We all are.”
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