Hilary Duff is getting real about her struggles to breastfeed her newborn baby, Mae. In a new episode of Dr. Berlin’s Informed Pregnancy PodcastDuff said the process has been emotional for her.
“I would say it was easier with Luca,” he explained. “All babies latch on really well, I’m just not a big milk producer, so it’s emotional for me. In fact, this is the first baby I haven’t supplemented with yet, so I’ve only been breastfeeding her. I’m going to keep trying for a couple of weeks. “
Adding: “It’s still painful and it’s hard, and it’s even harder to have the other two that I know need me so badly, and this takes up a large part of the day. It seems like every 20 minutes I’m feeding the baby, and I have to sit up. in one place, and Banks still isn’t old enough to understand, even though he’s been amazing with the baby. It’s just hard. “
The Younger Star went on to admit that she has been very anxious to wonder if she will produce enough milk to continue breastfeeding Mae.
“Right now, I don’t know if I’m not producing as much as I need to, but I think since I haven’t in the past, I have a lot of anxiety about not being and because she’s not getting enough, and then I’m in my head, and then I don’t feel enough, and then the spiral continues from there, “he explained. “I haven’t even made it to week three yet, so I need to sit back and relax and trust that my body is doing the right thing. And she is gaining weight.”
The 33-year-old mother of three shared a sweet photo of the sleepy newborn on Instagram Thursday.
“Oh my gosh, she’s cute!” She captioned the photo, playing with her daughter’s adorable name.
Duff welcomed baby Mae James on March 24 with her husband, musician Matthew Koma.
“Mae James Bair: We LOVE you beauty 3-24-21,” captioned the post, which shows her after having a water birth and with her family.
The latest addition to the family is her second child with Koma. The two are also parents to their 2-year-old daughter, Banks, and Duff shares her 8-year-old son, Luca, with her ex-husband Mike Comrie.