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10th Aug 2019

Actress Troian Bellisario on her ‘complicated’ relationship with breastfeeding

Keeley Ryan

Actress Troian Bellisario has opened up about her “complicated” relationship with breastfeeding.

The Pretty Little Lairs star and her husband, Suits’ Patrick J. Adams, welcomed their first child together in October 2018.

In a candid Instagram post earlier this week, the 33-year-old admitted she “would never have thought something so simple would be so complicated.”

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She continued:

“My milk came in immediately (so lucky!) my daughter has always eaten well (little bit of reflux but all good) and breastfeeding her was never painful or frustrating (SO RARE) but the mastitis, waking up in the middle of the night to pump, pulling off on the freeway to pump, or hiding in dark corners of houses while pumping or else I can’t sleep it’s SO PAINFUL (I’ve included the most glamorous I’ve ever looked while feeling like an effing cow) having to be conscious of everything I put or do not put in my body (it’s been almost two years if you count pregnancy) and that means alcohol, medication, even melatonin!

“I can’t even join in all of this cool CBD stuff that’s happening.

“But… no matter how much I HATE pumping or how complicated MY relationship with food is, it has been a joy, an honor and a no brainer to feed my daughter this way.

“My body has made it easy for us and I have loved every moment I get to spend this kind of time with her.

“Not every mother gets that. 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. (Once again f*ck pumping. Love you forever babay girl).”

Bellisario shared the post – as well as the photos – to mark World Breastfeeding Week.