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Bindi Irwin: Breastfeeding my daughter has been a learning curve

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Bindi Irwin says breastfeeding her daughter has been a "learning curve".

The 22-year-old conservationist welcomed her Grace Warrior into the world with her husband Chandler Powell on March 25, and has said she's enjoyed learning how to breastfeed her baby and building the "little bond" between them.

She said: "It's a learning curve. You want to make sure your baby is full, and you're learning as a new mom as well. It was the most exciting moment when she figured out how to latch properly.

"It's really, really amazing to be able to have that closeness. This little bond that you have with them that is just extraordinary."

And although Bindi is happy breastfeeding, she also thinks it's "so nice" to have other options such as formula milk available.

She told People magazine: "It's so nice to have so many options now. I think that in this day and age, it's so important as a mother to encourage other moms. Everybody has a different journey when it comes to feeding their baby and it's so important to be supportive of everybody.

 

"As you become a mom you enter this club and it's unlike anything else in the world and everybody has different advice and thoughts. I think that as anything else, it's just about supporting each other and being encouraging with one another because everybody has a different journey when it comes to raising their baby, especially with feeding."

Bindi announced she had given birth on Instagram on in late March with a sweet picture of herself and Chandler holding baby Grace.

And the 'Crikey! It's the Irwins' star explained she had chosen the middle names Warrior Irwin for her tot in memory of her late father, Steve Irwin, whom she called "the most incredible wildlife warrior".

She wrote: "March 25, 2021. Celebrating the two loves of my life. Happy first wedding anniversary to my sweetheart husband and day of birth to our beautiful daughter. Grace Warrior Irwin Powell.

"Our graceful warrior is the most beautiful light. Grace is named after my great-grandmother, and relatives in Chandler's family dating back to the 1700s. Her middle names, Warrior Irwin, are a tribute to my dad and his legacy as the most incredible Wildlife Warrior. Her last name is Powell and she already has such a kind soul just like her dad (sic)."