Is Breast Really Best? Here\'s Where the Teen Moms Stand on Breastfeeding (PHOTOS)

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Is Breast Really Best? Here’s Where the Teen Moms Stand on Breastfeeding (PHOTOS)

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Is Breast Really Best? Here\'s Where the Teen Moms Stand on Breastfeeding (PHOTOS)

Millennial moms have it rough as it is, with so many crazy new parenting rules to abide by — but things are even rougher for reality stars like the gals of Teen Mom.

Picked apart daily on social media for how they raise their children, the OG and TM2 girls can never catch a break!

Still, some of them have been strong advocates for breastfeeding over the years, and have stood up for their decisions to nurse their babies — or bottle-feed them, in other cases — despite the haters.

Click through the pics above to see which moms of the franchise agree and disagree with that good ol’ mantra, “breast is best."

Teen Mom 2 airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.

Is Breast Really Best? Here\'s Where the Teen Moms Stand on Breastfeeding (PHOTOS)
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Jenelle Evans

Jenelle Evans Credit: MTV

Jenelle breastfed Kaiser after his 2014 birth, but stopped when he was about one month old. 

 And it looks like the mom of three has preferred the bottle ever since. After Ensley was born in January 2017, she’s only been seen bottle-feeding her, both on-screen and on social media.

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Jenelle Evans

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Jenelle breastfed Kaiser after his 2014 birth, but stopped when he was about one month old. 

 And it looks like the mom of three has preferred the bottle ever since. After Ensley was born in January 2017, she’s only been seen bottle-feeding her, both on-screen and on social media.

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Catelynn Lowell

Catelynn Lowell Credit: Instagram

Cate couldn’t nurse her first daughter, Carly, since she placed her for adoption, so it’s no wonder she wanted that bonding experience when daughter no. 2, Novalee, was born six years later. 

Cate admitted she had a rough start with breastfeeding Nova, but eventually started “getting the hang of it.”

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Catelynn Lowell

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Cate couldn’t nurse her first daughter, Carly, since she placed her for adoption, so it’s no wonder she wanted that bonding experience when daughter no. 2, Novalee, was born six years later. 

Cate admitted she had a rough start with breastfeeding Nova, but eventually started “getting the hang of it.”

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Leah Messer

Leah Messer Credit: MTV

Though Leah never went public with her thoughts on the controversial subject of breastfeeding, it’s safe to assume she opted for formula for all three of her daughters. 

 Adalynn, born in 2013, was a “late term preemie,” so Leah probably just wanted her to get nutrients however she could. 

As for Ali and Aleeah, how hard must it have been for a skinny 16-year-old to supply enough milk for twins?!

Leah Messer

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Though Leah never went public with her thoughts on the controversial subject of breastfeeding, it’s safe to assume she opted for formula for all three of her daughters. 

 Adalynn, born in 2013, was a “late term preemie,” so Leah probably just wanted her to get nutrients however she could. 

As for Ali and Aleeah, how hard must it have been for a skinny 16-year-old to supply enough milk for twins?!

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Maci Bookout

Maci Bookout Credit: MTV

Maci, now a mom of three, decided way back on 16 & Pregnant that breastfeeding just wasn’t for her.

“For one, it makes your boobs like, raw,” she said on the episode.

“And for two, I heard it’s completely overwhelming and exhausting for the mom, especially in the middle of the night.”


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Maci, now a mom of three, decided way back on 16 & Pregnant that breastfeeding just wasn’t for her.

“For one, it makes your boobs like, raw,” she said on the episode.

“And for two, I heard it’s completely overwhelming and exhausting for the mom, especially in the middle of the night.”


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Chelsea Houska

Chelsea Houska Credit: MTV

While pregnant with Watson, Chelsea admitted breastfeeding “came easy” when Aubree was a baby, but she just “didn’t stick with it.”

Looks like she’s more determined with baby no. 2, though, as the 25-year-old has nursed her son on the show and revealed she and the baby eventually got into a “good rhythm” with it, despite a rough start.


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Chelsea Houska

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While pregnant with Watson, Chelsea admitted breastfeeding “came easy” when Aubree was a baby, but she just “didn’t stick with it.”

Looks like she’s more determined with baby no. 2, though, as the 25-year-old has nursed her son on the show and revealed she and the baby eventually got into a “good rhythm” with it, despite a rough start.


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Briana DeJesus

Briana DeJesus Credit: MTV

Like Chels, Bri has been open about how hard nursing can be sometimes, and even blamed her difficulties breastfeeding Stella on her fake boobs!

“Having implants while breastfeeding is something else,” the new mom tweeted.

It seems as though she’s since made the switch to soy formula.


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Like Chels, Bri has been open about how hard nursing can be sometimes, and even blamed her difficulties breastfeeding Stella on her fake boobs!

“Having implants while breastfeeding is something else,” the new mom tweeted.

It seems as though she’s since made the switch to soy formula.


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Farrah Abraham

Farrah Abraham Credit: MTV

In her first memoir, My Teenage Dream Ended, the OG explained why she gave up on nursing Sophia, despite the baby taking to it well.

“To me it seemed like extra work,” she wrote. “I liked that my boobs were bigger, but that was really it for me.”

Maybe that’s what inspired her eventual boob job(s)?

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Farrah Abraham

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In her first memoir, My Teenage Dream Ended, the OG explained why she gave up on nursing Sophia, despite the baby taking to it well.

“To me it seemed like extra work,” she wrote. “I liked that my boobs were bigger, but that was really it for me.”

Maybe that’s what inspired her eventual boob job(s)?

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Amber Portwood

Amber Portwood Credit: MTV

Amb has never taken a stance on the matter one way or another, but likely didn’t nurse her daughter, Leah, who’s now 8.

Remember, Amber wasn’t sober after she gave birth, so giving her baby breastmilk would not have been a good idea. Like at all.

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Amber Portwood

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Amb has never taken a stance on the matter one way or another, but likely didn’t nurse her daughter, Leah, who’s now 8.

Remember, Amber wasn’t sober after she gave birth, so giving her baby breastmilk would not have been a good idea. Like at all.

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Kailyn Lowry

Kailyn Lowry Credit: Instagram

No mom in the franchise is a bigger advocate of breastfeeding than Kail, who’s posted various photos of herself over the years nursing all three of her sons.

Since having Baby Lo, she even joked that her appetite has been off the charts because of breastfeeding.

“What's bigger, pregnancy appetite or nursing appetite?” she inquired on Twitter.

Kailyn Lowry

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No mom in the franchise is a bigger advocate of breastfeeding than Kail, who’s posted various photos of herself over the years nursing all three of her sons.

Since having Baby Lo, she even joked that her appetite has been off the charts because of breastfeeding.

“What's bigger, pregnancy appetite or nursing appetite?” she inquired on Twitter.

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Millennial moms have it rough as it is, with so many crazy new parenting rules to abide by — but things are even rougher for reality stars like the gals of Teen Mom.

Picked apart daily on social media for how they raise their children, the OG and TM2 girls can never catch a break!

Still, some of them have been strong advocates for breastfeeding over the years, and have stood up for their decisions to nurse their babies — or bottle-feed them, in other cases — despite the haters.

Click through the pics above to see which moms of the franchise agree and disagree with that good ol’ mantra, “breast is best."

Teen Mom 2 airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.