London (ANI): Denise Van Outen has said that she gave up breastfeeding because she hated photographers taking pictures. In her first interview since her daughter's arrival in May, the 36-year-old actress said she gave up breastfeeding her daughter Betsy after less than a month.
“I probably should have persevered a bit longer than three weeks," the Telegraph quoted her as saying. “But I can't be sitting in Starbucks and breast feeding, because they (photographers) are taking pictures. Another time, I was at the back of a really long queue at the Post Office to get Betsy a passport, knowing that in the next half-hour she was going to wake up and cry, wanting a feed."
“And, sure enough, when I got to the front, that's exactly what she did. And I felt so conscious of the pressures of everybody looking, tutting and waiting to see how I dealt with the situation because they knew my face," she added.
Van Outen, who is married to Lee Mead, a West End actor, added there were other factors in her decision to stop breastfeeding. “I wasn't producing enough milk and Lee wanted to be able to feed her," she told She magazine.