Bachelor stars Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham welcomed daughter Alessi Ren on Wednesday, May 29, and the reality star was forced to defend his wife after trolls mommy shamed her for leaving her baby at home and going to lunch just one week after the birth.
Lauren, 27, posted a photo to Instagram on Wednesday, June 5, and innocently revealed that it was her first outing without her child.
"First time out of the house without Alessi and I only cried one time. I’d say it’s a win," she captioned the snapshot.
Almost immediately she got criticism for leaving the infant's side so soon after her arrival. "Wow it only took you a week before you were comfortable leaving your kid with someone else?" one user wrote.
That's when her protective hubby stepped in and explained the situation.
He wrote in the comments, "To all the negative comments regarding leaving her with grandma for a 45 minute lunch, cut her some slack! It was my idea because she has been working so hard to keep up and quite frankly I commend her for 1. Being an incredible mom and getting the breastfeeding down enough to make sure she had enough while she was at lunch. (Moms know that breastfeeding can be difficult) and 2. So much of being a good parent is making sure you take care of yourself.”
He continued, "She wanted a healthy meal with her sister who is in town. I get so frustrated at the comments because she is such a kind soul and takes these comments to heart. Be kind people! … You’re doing great momma.”
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