“I started pumping regularly months before the baby was born. I also took a lot of fenugreek, breastfeeding biscuits and breastfeeding tea. As many natural things as I could to help with it," Steph told ITV's This Morning.
The two went viral back in February for a gorgeous series of photos that showed them taking turns feeding LJ. Birth photographer Lacey Barratt took the photos, and the new moms wanted to show same-sex couples the possibilities the human body can present.
"Ladies, did you know, that you DO NOT have to be the birth mother in order to breastfeed? Adoptive parents, surrogacy parents, you can breastfeed your baby!" Barratt wrote in the caption.
Can we talk about breastfeeding and same sex couples for a minute? Can we talk about how NORMAL this should be? Having a desire to share the responsibility with your partner is normal and POSSIBLE. Ladies, did you know, that you DO NOT have to be the birth mother in order to breastfeed? Adoptive parents, surrogacy parents, you can breastfeed your baby! Same sex male couples, did you know that you can find a woman to wet nurse your baby? Have donor milk? SNS? The possibilities are endless, and should be respected as a heterosexual couple is. [ps if you know this gorgeous couple. please refrain from tagging.] I also, will not tolerate ANY bullying or name slinging on this page. ever. Equality is deserved by everyone <3 . . . . #equality #samesexmarriage #normalizebreastfeeding #melbourne #humansuncensoredproject
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People were amazed by the Eden-McIllroys' appearance on This Morning, celebrating how cool this is that the human body could pull this off and give every mom an opportunity to bond with their baby.
Just watching #ThisMorning SO amazing, the human body is just incredible really - they look like brilliant parents 🙌💜— Rose 🌹 (@RoseWomb) March 3, 2017
But of course, there were bigots, too.
Omg how disgusting! This can't be healthy for a baby of 2 months old to have 2 different women breast feeding the same baby. #ThisMorning 🤢🤢— Kayla-Rae Valentin❤ (@MekaylaDarlin) March 3, 2017
It turned into a great debate.
There a couple who both want 2 experience wht mum's do. As long as the babys gettin fed, thats all tht matters. I dont see a problem with it— Vicki (@Vicki___XX) March 3, 2017
This Morning's Dr. Zoe that some men are able to breastfeed too, so dudes, you have no excuse.