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Ferne McCann hits back at 'mum police' who criticise her for breastfeeding

Ferne McCann has found joy in breastfeeding credit:Bang Showbiz
Ferne McCann has found joy in breastfeeding credit:Bang Showbiz

Ferne McCann has found "complete joy, peace and gratitude" in breastfeeding.

The 33-year-old reality star has daughters Sunday, six, with former partner Arthur Collins and six-month-old Finty with fiancé Lorri Haines and insisted that there is nothing "attention-seeking" about the act of breastfeeding a baby in public.

She told OK! Magazine: "I’m not anti-formula. In fact, I gave Sunday formula after I stopped breastfeeding her. What is so important is that mothers have a choice – it’s not for everyone and that’s OK. "It grows resilience and I love the warmth of snuggling up to my baby and feeding her from my body. It blows my mind. I’ve had a few comments saying, ‘All feeding is the best.’ I think it’s whatever is best for the mother and the baby.

"Lots of people think you are attention-seeking, but you’re not. It’s literally capturing a moment of motherhood.

"For me, it [breastfeeding] has given me complete joy, peace and gratitude. I think, especially with motherhood, people online can be opinionated, which is fine. I’ve said before, I welcome the mum police in. It really doesn’t bother me."

The former 'TOWIE' star did admit that she has been "upset" at comments she receives on social media regarding her choices as a mother but hopes that her followers can see her "true" self when they watch her on her ITVXshow ''Ferne McCann: My Family and Me'.

She said: "I wouldn’t be human if I said it doesn’t upset me or offend me at all. I guess that’s what’s so great about doing my show and pieces like this – people can get to know me and the true me. Sometimes when people have an opinion that’s hurtful, I think, ‘But you’d probably like me if you got to know me in real life.’ It can be really hurtful and I just tune out and tune in to those things that are really important to me."