Parade magazine recently caught up with new mom Bethenny Frankel, who was happy to dish on her darling daughter Bryn, 3 months, and explain why she feels “like a failure” when it comes to breastfeeding.
On baby Bryn: “We sing for an hour every day. I sing to her, and Bryn sings back. We sing Rihanna, Pink, gangsta rap. And I am loving using Bryn’s baby wipes. They are at the top of my list of mommy must-haves. Baby wipes are great for everything! For wiping baby’s butts, as an eye makeup remover, to wipe the counter, to clean my hands at the airport – just everything. You know how when you’re washing your face, you get makeup all over your white towels, then you can’t get it off? That makes me crazy. So now, I use baby wipes. Also, I’m a bath person – a big bath person. I take baths with Bryn – but first I take my own bath so the water is really clean.”
On breastfeeding: “I’m 10% breastfeeding now. And I feel guilty about that and like a failure. I’m using powdered Similac, so I can control the water. I did buy nipple cream, but never used it. I never really had chafey, chapped nipples.”
On baby #2: “Jason wants to have another baby, and I don’t. So that’s another problem. For now, I’m storing Bryn’s baby clothes in those big Ziploc bags, which I buy at drugstore.com so I don’t have to go out. I hate leaving the house! I don’t like transacting with people. If I don’t have to go out, I don’t. I’m in pajamas all day – in bed, in pajamas, and working. Jason says, ‘Why do we need a house?’”