Amy Schumer Gets Real About Switching Son Gene To Formula At One Month: Pumping ‘Was Not For Me’

Amy Schumer is getting candid about breastfeeding her son Gene.

The comedian, 38, who welcomed her first child in May with husband Chris Fischer, joined the “Informed Pregnancy and Parenting” podcast and got real about her decision to stop breastfeeding Gene when he was only one-month-old.

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“I wanted him to get the colostrum,” Schumer said. “We had a lactation expert come over. He didn’t latch and I just didn’t feel that push to make that happen. Then I pumped for like the first month.”

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“Then I was like, ‘Not for me,'” she added. “This is not for me and I didn’t want to do it.”

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Schumer then made the decision to switch Gene to baby formula.

“Some people just absolutely love it and I’m so happy for them, and it was just bumming me out. But then I was also kind of proud doing it and whatever and getting him the milk and stuff,” she continued. “Then once it occurred to me that I could stop. I was like, ‘I’m going to stop.’ … And then, every week what I did was just took away one session of the pumping.”

Gene is now 7-months-old.

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