Mom power! Celebrities mothers have spoken out about their breast-feeding experiences over the years. Bachelor’s Lauren BurnhamToPretty Little Liars’ Troian Bellisario.
Only one member of the Bachelor Nation told this story Us Weekly in July 2019 that nursing “looked so easy” but “definitely” was not, noting, “No one told me that if you’re a first-time mom, sometimes your milk doesn’t come in right away.”
“I had to supplement her with formula, and I was really upset about that,” the Virginia native explained at the time. “I didn’t give up on it, and I went to a lactation specialist when I was dealing with painful engorgement issues. She helped teach my baby how to latch properly and after that, everything’s been great.”
The husband of the former reality star, Arie Luyendyk Jr.Alessi was the first child of a couple who welcomed a daughter in May 2019. She was followed by twins Senna (and Lux) two years later.
Burnham called breast-feeding twins “one of the hardest things” she has ever done in August 2021. The Shades of Rose designer ended up in the hospital last month with mastitis (breast tissue inflammation that can lead to infection).
“Hate this for her,” the former Bachelor said on his Instagram Story in July 2021. “She’s been through a lot this week. … Really tough last few days.”
Bellisario also developed mastitis while breastfeeding her eldest child, Aurora, in October 2018.
“It has been a joy, an honor and a no brainer to feed my daughter this way,” the actress wrote via Instagram of her “complicated” relationship with nursing in August 2019. “My body has made it easy for us and I have loved every moment I get to spend this kind of time with her. It’s not possible for every mother to have this kind of experience. I don’t know if I will have it for much longer, but I will always take care of her and do what is best for us. (F–k pumping. Love you forever babay girl).”
The Los Angeles native, who is also the mother of daughter Elliot, noted that her “milk came in immediately” the first time around and Aurora “has always eaten well.” Bellisario added, “Breast-feeding her was never painful or frustrating (SO RARE).”
Continue scrolling for more stars, including Jamie Lynn Spears, Mandy MooreAnd Stassi Schroeder, who have shown off their nursing photos — as well as their adorable babies.