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Jessie James Decker Defends Sharing 'Controversial' Breastfeeding Photo

Photo Credit: Instagram/Jessie James Decker

Last month, Jessie James Decker posted a picture of herself breastfeeding while drinking wine.

The picture showed her 4-month-old son, Forest, latched onto her breast while she held a full glass of wine in her hand. She captioned the post: “Cheers b*tches.” The picture sparked controversy, with people criticizing her for drinking alcohol while she breastfed.

Photo Credit: Instagram/Jessie James Decker

Speaking to People on Wednesday, she responded to the criticism: “I honestly feel like I’m the voice of all the moms. I definitely feel like they get heat for certain things. I know I'm a great mother, there's not one doubt in my mind. 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.”

She added: “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. I feel like I want to be a voice for those moms that feel heat from others, or feel judgment because this is a hard job, and if you want to enjoy yourself you do it.”

Photo Credit: Instagram/Jessie James Decker

The 30-year-old and her recently retired NFL star husband Eric Decker have three children, including four-year-old Vivianne and three year old Eric Jr. 

She spoke about how the “we're all in this together mindset when it comes to parenting” was beneficial.

Photo Credit: Instagram/Jessie James Decker

She stated, “I'll talk to random moms that I meet at Gymboree and I'm like, ‘Hey, what's going on with that? How do you do that?’ I'm always asking questions,” adding, “And the same with me, girls asking questions. I just want all of us to feel like we're in the same boat.”

In addition to her successful singing career, Jesse owns a clothing line — Kittenish. The couple also has a reality show, Eric & Jessie: Game On.

Sources: Daily Mail