It seems as though it doesn’t really matter what Meghan Markle does or says these days because her critics will find one way or another to criticize her. This time around many internet users have taken to their social media accounts to slam the Duchess of Sussex for the way she was awkwardly holding her son Archie Harrison during a polo match this past week. At least, that’s what her critics think.
According to reports, many people found it rather bizarre when they saw photos of the former Hollywood actress holding her 2-month-old son in her arms. She held one hand underneath him and one hand over his head in a protective matter. And while a lot of people didn’t seem to think there was anything wrong with it, others had something to say about it.
Some of the comments included, “She is clearly struggling and not yet familiar with the best way to hold a baby that is covered by a blanket. Her hand position is also awkwardly placed,” along with, “Is there anyone in your palaces who can teach #MeghanMarkle how to hold a baby in her arms? It seems that Meghan Markle is not a mum material but she will hurt the baby!”
Manhattan-based certified nurse and miwife Risa Klein says that instead of criticizing the Duchess of Sussex, they should be encouraging her how to correctly hold her child. That’s because she says most babies don’t have enough strength to hold up their own heads before they are 4 months old. While Klein refused to say whether or not Meghan Markle was holding her baby correctly, she did point out that how it was photographed in one photo could have been clearly misrepresented.
"It's a safety issue," Klein said in an interview with The Insider. "People shouldn't be criticizing her, but it is the physiology of why the baby needs to be supported."
She also did point out that the Duchess is not supporting Archie’s neck, which is a mistake that could cause his head to bob around or worse, fall backwards. This could potentially lead to a neck or spinal injury.
So far Buckingham Palace has not made any comments about the controversy although at this point, it’s doubtful that the palace will say anything. This is the second time that Archie has made a public appearance since his birth back in May, as both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been very adamant about protecting the young tot’s privacy.