Sophie Mei Lan and her husband, Chris, appeared on ‘This Morning’.
Despite backlash online, Mum-of-two, Sophie, has continued to breastfeed her 5 year old daughter, Jasmine, as well as her 2 year old daughter.
During the interview, Sophie explained that Jasmine only feeds at night to get to sleep. However her husband, Chris, points out that a feed isn’t necessarily needed for the girls to get to sleep.
Sometimes the couple will sleep in different beds so that Sophie can breastfeed her two children.
She did not plan to carry on breastfeeding for so long as she admits in the interview that she “stocked up” on formula milk. Sophie also added that originally breastfeeding did not come naturally to her.
She also opened up about how breastfeeding kept her “grounded” while experiencing mental health issues.
Sophie points out that by breastfeeding her daughters she gets to “focus on them” and like all mothers, just “doing what’s best for our babies.”
The mum-of-two highlights that the differing societal norms between countries and cultures can impact opinion on the subject. She mentioned that when visiting family in Southeast Asia, breastfeeding her daughters is celebrated.
Husband, Chris added: “I think you do what is right for your family. It doesn’t really matter what everyone else thinks.”