Former “The Bachelor” Bekah Martinez has been open with fans about the realities of motherhood since welcoming her first child in February.
From body changes to postpartum diapers, the 24-year-old doesn’t hold much back from fans.
But now, she’s landed in hot water after revealing how she winds down after a long day of caretaking.
Martinez shared a photo of herself breastfeeding on Instagram. She was holding her daughter in one hand and a glass of wine in the other — and some fans weren’t happy about it.
Martinez made it clear that she was waiting until after she was done breastfeeding to have the glass of wine. The reality star wrote:
Sunset vibes from this weekend ?
I was waiting patiently for her to finish nursing before beginning my (single!) glass of wine 🙂
However, some Instagram users left negative comments on the mom’s post. One commenter wrote:
Attack me for my question, call me names, I don’t care! The safest option is always NOT to drink! I would never do that to my children! CIAO.
Others spoke out in support of Martinez and said that they could relate. One mom wrote:
If that isn’t a picture of motherhood, I don’t know what is.
Martinez isn’t the first mom to face backlash for breastfeeding and drinking. Last year, Jesse James Decker faced similar backlash when she posted a photo drinking a cocktail.
Decker responded to the backlash:
“I know that I take care of my babies, I know that they feel loved and they feel happy. I don’t have nannies; I take care of my children… So if I want to have a cocktail to celebrate my husband doing something great in his work, I’m going to, and I can still breastfeed.”
However, light drinking usually isn’t harmful to breastfeeding children, according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The CDC says that one drink per day likely won’t affect breast milk, especially if the mother waits two hours before feeding.
Alcohol levels in breast milk are highest about 30 to 60 minutes after a drink is consumed. The CDC states:
Drinking alcoholic beverages is not an indication to stop breastfeeding; however, consuming more than one drink per day is not recommended.
So in all likelihood, Martinez doesn’t have to worry about her breastmilk.
Would you or have you drank while breastfeeding? Let us know in the comments.