Lauren Paul praised for sharing candid post about breastfeeding newborn daughter 4 years ago

Lauren Paul praised for sharing candid post about breastfeeding newborn daughter

"She is everything. My world."

Lauren Paul has opened up about the complications and struggles she has faced while breastfeeding her newborn daughter.

The 31-year-old and Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul welcomed their first child, a daughter named Story Annabelle, in mid-February.

And while Lauren said hat the little girl is her "world", she readily admits that motherhood has led to some difficulties.

She wrote:

"I always heard things like 'you have never known a love like this', or 'it’s like your heart is living outside your chest', from different parents while I was pregnant.

"It was hard for me to wrap my head around how deep that love could really be. Well, it’s all true. She is everything. My world. Sometimes I just stare at her and cry over how precious and pure she is.

"But let me also talk about some other real stuff here. This post labor chapter has been rough at times.

"Recovering from labor is no joke. I’m definitely on the mend in that department but...breastfeeding. Oh man.

"While it’s been one of the most beautiful experiences of my life, I have developed Mastitis twice within 3 weeks. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s an infection from breastfeeding that creates severe flu-like symptoms.

"Yesterday I was fighting a fever that almost hit 104. It was the sickest I have ever felt. The pain and aches were unbelievable.

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"For the mammas who have been there, I know you feel me. What I keep coming back to is the fact that I feel like all these very common issues that can come up immediately after having a baby are not really talked about and being here now, I’m feeling a responsibility to share this so that any new mamma-to-be reading this is aware of these potential issues.

"If I could give an upcoming mother any advice for this chapter it would be to become well educated about breastfeeding. Take a class, do your research or have conversations with other mothers.

"There are so many things that can happen...an oversupply of milk leading to infection, your baby having trouble latching, having an undersupply... being aware of this will be so helpful so that you will know how to avoid or handle these things."

She then sent a "virtual hug" to other mums who had been experiencing similar complications, as well as congratulating single parents.

She added:

"So with that, I wanna give a big virtual hug to all the mammas out there who have had any type of issue breastfeeding or are dealing with anything physically or emotionally difficult, be it with you or your child. You are not alone.

"And because it’s been on my mind, to all the single parents out there raising babies and children, you are an actual superhero. You are THE superhero. Never forget that. "

The Kind Campaign co-founder was flooded with praise from parents for her candid Instagram post.

One person wrote:

"I know how you feel about the special moments breast feeding has given you. I was so happy when I could finally get my daughter to latch. It took almost a month of trying but I didn’t give up on us. So glad I didn’t."

Someone else added:

"Thank you! Everyone warned me about the sleepless nights at had with my newborn that was nothing compared to the surprise

"I got with how hard breastfeeding was for me. My little one is now 5 months old and still being breastfed and I'm so proud I'm supplementing yet I'm still proud."

Another person commented:

"Thank you for acknowledging those postpartum issues that many people never talk about publicly and can often lead to depression and isolation. And much love to those out there raising children alone.

"Hopefully they've got a support system to back them up!"