Bernie Ecclestone's daughter Tamara on how motherhood changed her life

Aug 18, 2014, 08:33 IST | Agencies

London: Formula One supreme Bernie Ecclestone's daughter Tamara is enjoying her new phase of life after giving birth to her first kid — baby Sophia — six months ago.

Tamara Ecclestone with husband Jay Rutland. Pics/Getty Images
Tamara Ecclestone with husband Jay Rutland. Pics/Getty Images 

One London's top socialites, Tamara admits motherhood has made her grounded in life. In an interview to Daily Mail, the 30-year-old explains her enthusiasm about breast-feeding: "It's much more than I ever expected," she says.

"When I was pregnant, I said to Jay (husband) I was going to breast-feed the baby for maybe two months at the most and then switch to formula milk. My sister breast-fed for 14 months and I said, 'No way, Petra, they have teeth!'. But now I want to breast-feed her forever.

"She's had no formula and if I have to give her a bottle of milk that I pumped and I can't do it myself, I have an emotional breakdown. I'm that mum stuck in traffic coming home from work and ringing my nanny begging her not to feed Sophia, so I can do it when I get home."

Weird feeling
The rich Tamara had all help at her fingertips, but she claimed to have hardly used any of it. "I had a maternity nurse to start with, but I didn't really use any of the help I got in," she says.

Tamara Ecclestone with her daughter Sophia in France
Tamara Ecclestone with her daughter Sophia in France 

"It's weird, you don't really want them in your house all the time. I also did up Sophia's nursery and she's not slept in there once yet. She sleeps in with us every night. It's not like a maternity nurse can breast-feed her for me, so I do it myself. "I get up through the night and Jay, bless him, sleeps through and doesn't wake up. In the morning he'll say, 'Did she wake up for a feed?' He's got no idea how hard it is."

Tamara, in fact, seems to be revelling in her experience. "I'm fine with being up in the night.

"I used to sleep like a teenager. Now I don't sleep and I don't mind it at all. I knew I would love my baby obviously. But I had no idea I could even feel love like this," she says, rubbishing reports suggesting she has a personal chef, a trainer or 55 nannies.

She however, admits being paranoid about security. "The reality of having money and being who I am is I need to protect myself.

"I've had a serious kidnap threat and I was blackmailed by an ex-boyfriend. Unfortunately, I'm a target. And now I have a baby and I just feel like I need to have security. Regarding protecting my daughter, I need to have security everywhere I go," she signed off.

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