Reality star Jade Roper's heart was broken on “The Bachelor” when Chris Soules rejected her on the show's 19th season. But she eventually found love on the network's popular spin-off series, “Bachelor in Paradise.”
Roper met contestant Tanner Tolbert during her time on the summer series, and the two quickly fell in love.
They tied the knot on TV in 2016 and welcomed a baby girl, Emerson Avery Tolbert, in August 2017, Us Weekly reported.
The new mom keeps her fans updated on her family on her Instagram account and often gives a behind-the-scenes look at the less glamorous side of motherhood.
But recently, Roper got slammed on social media after she made a post about breastfeeding.
According to People, the mom was flooded with negative comments on her Instagram story Monday when she posted a photo of herself breastfeeding her 5-month-old under a cover.
She appeared to be in a restaurant and captioned the photo “#normalizebreastfeeding.”
And apparently, many of her followers had something to say about her decision to cover up.
The 31-year-old took to her Instagram story again the following day and said that she'd been criticized for deciding to use a cover for modesty. She said:
“Yesterday, I posted a picture of me breastfeeding at the table in a restaurant because it was the first time I had actually done it … I have always gone into the bathroom to breastfeed because I felt like I couldn’t do it in public.
And people were telling me that I shouldn’t cover up and I was actually getting flack for putting a cover over my baby, which I just don’t understand.”
The new mom said it was important for people to realize that each mother makes her own decision about how she feels most comfortable while breastfeeding.
Roper told her followers:
“My baby is feeding right now, and I’m still going to cover up because that’s what I feel the most comfortable with.
I feel like I don’t need to share all of that with the world — that’s not the message, it’s just that women should be able to do what they feel they need to do for their babies.”
And apparently many other parents agreed.
On Tuesday, Roper posted an Instagram message to her followers thanking them for sending her “kind and empowering” messages of support.
Despite the criticism, she said she'll continue to share her experience as a mom with her fans.