Lauren Conrad is using her platform to speak out about something that many moms deal with: struggling to breastfeed.
During a new episode of her podcast “Asking For a Friend”, the 33-year-old opened up about the challenges she faced during the first few months of motherhood after giving birth to her son, Liam.
“I, like a lot of moms, thought that breastfeeding would be the most natural, beautiful thing in the world and that it would just come really easily to me and I would just kind of know what to do because that’s what my body is made to do,” Conrad revealed. “It was, without a doubt, the most difficult part of becoming a new mother.”
“The Hills” alum said that while at first she was confident with breastfeeding, everything changed when her son was around four months old.
“I had this one, really sad half-full frozen bag of breastmilk sitting in my freezer and it had a tiny little martini glass drawn on it because it was from the one time I had a martini and I couldn’t give it to him,” she explained. “But I also couldn’t bring myself to throw it out so it just sort of sat there next to the popsicles mocking me. Besides that, I had nothing and I couldn’t keep up with him.”
From pills to different types of teas to stimulate milk production, Conrad revealed that nothing seemed to make a difference.
“I felt like I was failing at something that should come really naturally and it was really difficult for me. I felt ashamed and it kind of made me feel like a bad mom,” Conrad expressed.
The entrepreneur also shared that since having her son, who’s now one year old, she’s had a hard time giving up control.
“This little tiny person is now my boss and tells me when I’m going to sleep and when I’m going to eat and makes all my decisions for me now. It’s just this weird shift,” she admitted.
Conrad’s family is about to get a new addition, as back in April she excitingly announced that her and her husband William Tell are expecting their second child.