Jana Kramer Responds to 'Mommy Shamers' After Posting Photo of Jarred Baby Food: 'Do Not Tell Me How to Raise My Child'
The singer has a message for those who criticize her parenting
Jana Kramer is giving her social media followers some food for thought.
On Wednesday, the country singer — who welcomed daughter Jolie Rae in January — posted a photo to Instagram depicting a pile of baby food jars on a supermarket conveyor belt.
“And it begins. #babyfood,” she captioned the candid.
The photo quickly garnered comments from critics and supporters alike, ranging from telling her she should be making her own baby food to praising her for being a great mom.
Source: Jana Kramer/Instagram; Inset: Kevin Winter
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Kramer wasn’t having the negativity, though. On Thursday, she took to Instagram again to post a message for the “Mommy Shamers.”
“Dear Mommy Shamers,” the handwritten note in the photo starts. “Unless you are Jolie’s doctor, her father, or her mom, do NOT tell me how to raise my child, or how to feed her. Sincerely, Jolie’s MOM.”
Kramer, 32, also used the caption section to expand on her reasoning behind posting the photo.
“I have been very open with pictures of my daughter and our journey because my true fans have been on my journey from day one and I want them to be a part of my new journey now,” she explains. “If you have negative comments about how I parent my child, keep it to yourself!!”
This isn’t the first time Kramer has dealt with “mommy shaming.” In March, she admitted she has already been exposed to it for not being able to nurse Jolie.
“Unfortunately, my breast milk never came in,” the One Tree Hill alum said at the time. “I had trouble with that — there’s so much mommy shame about not breastfeeding.”
And she can’t help but brag a little about her supportive husband.
“[Mike] has been insanely caring, reliable, and to see him with our daughter makes me melt,” the new mom said in an April blog post. “I can’t wait to see the relationship they build and for him to show her how a man should treat a woman.”
— Jen Juneau