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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Actress Whitney Port Breaks Down in Tears Over Breastfeeding Pains

Whitney Port is opening up about the hardships of breastfeeding as a new mom.





The 32-year-old former Hills star broke down during her latest video blog, "I Love My Baby, But I Haven't Loved Breastfeeding That Much," while describing how difficult the process of feeding her newborn has been.

In the video blog, the reality star -- who gave birth to a son on July 27 -- first wrote a note on her social media on Thursday, explaining how she's "not obsessed with breastfeeding. "

"There. I said it. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the fact that my baby is getting all the amazing nutrients from my milk and that I am literally giving him life, but it has been quite the challenge," she explained. "A challenge I didn't feel prepared for at all. In this chapter of I Love My Baby, But... I discuss my trying journey through breastfeeding. I have gained so much confidence just through the support you guys have given me, so if any of this rings true or you have any tips, I am all ears."



"We mothers have to be there for each other. I sincerely believe this community is what has given me the confidence to feel I am not doing anything wrong," she wrote, adding that she's looking forward to the comments and tips other mothers have for her.


In the eight-minute video, Port describes her experience, saying, "I thought I was doing really well and the nurses said that the latch was good."



"But after about 24 to 48 hours of doing it, it just started to get so incredibly painful," she continues. "And we came home and I just hit a breaking point and said, ‘I can’t do this. It feels as though someone is slicing my nipples with glass.’”


Port went on to explain that she tried formula and started pumping to give her breasts a rest. Overwhelmed by the situation, Port then begins crying because she feels pressure from people to continue breastfeeding despite her pain.




"I’m not sure whether if it’s painful just because I’m getting started again, or if it’s painful because he’s not latching on correctly," she says through her tears. “I feel like a lot of people are going to tell me to just have patience and try to do it ’cause it’s only been a week. But I just don’t know if it’s something that is going to get better or not. So that’s what I feel anxious about. Like, how much longer am I willing to try it before I just give up on it and just pump and give him the bottles and be okay with it?”


While she acknowledges that "so many people have the same problem," Port adds that "no one really warns you about it." She also doesn't want to feel guilty for pumping and not having that breastfeeding bonding time with her son.


“I’m not blaming myself for hurting, but I’m blaming myself for possibly quitting,” she shares. “I don’t know if it’s something that if I give it one more week it will be better. I just don’t want to be regretful that I haven’t tried everything.”


from entertainment tonight.



*Breastfeeding is a horror in the first few weeks oooooh...the pain id out of this world meeeeen...kai!...Please take heart dear...


62 comments:

  1. I can totally relate. I broke down too, I even thought my son was wicked for not feeling my pain, that was how sick the pain was

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    1. I can equally relate. It wasn't and still not easy for me. I am just kind of tired mehhn.sigh!

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    2. Breastfeeding is something else...I can totally relate to what she's feeling and society deems you an unfit mum if you don't breastfeed. Though the first three weeks are difficult,i had cuts and was very sore and my daughter could latch on and wouldn't let go till you were drained (Lol) but with time, it got better and easier. Using cold compress, vaseline, and feeding gel, it became better. It was rough with my first baby but the last two were like clockwork!

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    3. With the first child it's usually very tough. I used to cry and even went into depression when my son stopped breastfeeding.
      Thank God for health visitors and mums at children's centre.

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    4. Mine bit me and the flesh on my left nipple tore off. It was he'll for me especially when my breast was over filled and being a first time mom, I didn't know...I thought I was dying plus my healing wound from my cs and hormone change...
      Breast feeding is one thing I detest most in child rearing!

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    5. Mine bit me and the flesh on my left nipple tore off. It was he'll for me especially when my breast was over filled and being a first time mom, I didn't know...I thought I was dying plus my healing wound from my cs and hormone change...
      Breast feeding is one thing I detest most in child rearing!

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    6. I know this! I went through this after my first baby - excruciating pains that felt like my whole legs were reset, pains from episiotomy (sutured v-jay), crazy constipation and the worst of them all, SORE NIPPLES. Each time my baby needed to be fed, I start shouting and crying, I hated my life, my nipples were bleeding and scabby.

      I would be ok with my painful vjay, scattered abi reset legs and constipated self until the next feed, and the wailing would return. I would cry and lament about being female.

      My hubby just told me in a rather carefree manner that I was suffering from Post natal depression (he is a doctor). I had not heard about that, so I read up and was even more pissed he thought it was that. I came across SORE NIPPLES and bam! I put a name to my trauma. That period was hellish. I hated everything.

      My Mum would encourage me to continue nursing that it would abate with time. Each time I nursed, it felt like someone was stabbing and ripping my heart out with a knife. I went crazy, it was terrible. I could not wrap my head around going through this after a very painful labour and episiotomy. You have to go through this to understand!

      In my case, I understood it was not a problem of proper latching but my failure to prepare my nipples while pregnant for the task ahead.
      PLS IF YOU ARE SINGLE OR CURRENTLY PREGNANT, GENTLY RUB SOME BLUE SEAL VASELINE ON YOUR NIPPLES AT LEAST 3MONTHS B4 UR EDD TO PREPARE IT FOR NURSING.

      After 10 days or thereabout, I was ok and breastfeeding became a breeze. I took the precaution about and with the kids after, I didn't have sore nipples.

      Btw,it took one week for my legs to return to being mine (i.e. walking normally), and a little for the episiotomy and constipation. Chai! God bless Women!

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    7. Pls disregard my typos. I meant rubbing the petroleum jelly daily 3 months prior to EDD.

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    8. I meant rubbing the petroleum jelly daily on the nipples 3 months prior to EDD.
      Disregard my typos.

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    9. Oh my!this was sooo me,the pain is excruciating,i cant even begin to explain cuz its indescribable.No one ever talks about it or warn you so you go into that blindly and get the shocker of your life.i would literally die a million times when it's time to breastfeed.i started wishing my baby slept longer so i could escape breastfeeding.i honest ly do not know if ild breastfeed my next child or just start straight on formula because i had to bear that pain for 2 months with no break in between.if my baby got breastfed 8 -10 times a day,am definitely crying for that period of time everyday for 2 solid months. I felt soooo drained physically and emotionally coupled with the cs healing and all.Damn!i feel sooo bad for her.

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  2. Bt u don't feel any pain when ur husband is munching n sucking ur breasts away. U go holalalalalalala when he's pounding u heavily. Why didn't u invite us when u both were nacking n he was smooching your breast?u didn't cry foul o bt now ur own baby breast feeding frm ur mangoes is paining u abi?

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    1. Your stupidity is on a high pedestal. You would have known the difference, but how would you when you lack the intellect to deduce. I'll keep you in my prayers. Deuces!!!

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    2. You must be a guy. You are so ignorant. These 2 scenarios are not the same. Mtschew

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    3. Im a woman and I breastfed my 3 kids. Is painful but tolerable compare to childbirth. She is a little dramatic about it though

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    4. Im a woman and I breastfed my 3 kids. Is painful but tolerable compare to childbirth. She is a little dramatic about it though

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    5. Anon 17:12, the level of your ignorance is appalling. Tuck in your fucking ignorance you dimwit.

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    6. Anon 23:26,being a woman doesn't guarantee you having the same experience. Some peoples thresh hold for pain is very small so, having it easy doesn't mean others will have it as easy as you.

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    7. May God forgive you

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    8. U r definitely ignorant.its totally different,u should experience it to gey it.Totally different n very painful i must add.

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    1. At Anon 17.12 You said it perfectly. How painful can it be for a baby with no teeth to suck your breast? If your boyfriend or husband that is grown uo with all the teeth can suck it roughly? Is painful but not that serious like she made it to be. Attention seekersince

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    2. Wait until you have yours if you are a woman.

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    3. Don't worry, if you are a lady you will understand when u give birth and start breastfeeding.

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  4. I feel her pain and no one tells you this part of breast feeding. Omg the first few days were hell, my son would cry they would bring him to me to suck I would scream please keep him away from me 😂 I would cry join that pls give him bottle. My mum said no I must give him breast and I did but my nipples started bleeding and she said he must still suck it like that then I just kept giving him. The nipples were healing and scabby and my mum said I must still give him that it is his mouth that will heal it 😩😩😩😩I cried. After over 7 days I finally started feeling better the nipples healed as he kept sucking them anyway.

    But the first few days I wanted to die 😭😭😭

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    1. Kai! That pain dey enter brain ehhhhnnn! And the baby will be sucking like no man business...kudos to all mums mehn!

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    2. And that's the bitter truth. If you can endure the pains, it gets better. But its not easy. I never ever judge mums that can't do it.

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    3. Exactly, it gets better with time.
      #mumsrock

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  5. I don't have children yet so I don't know but I feel her pain. I hail all nursing mothers.

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    1. God bless you dear, you will experience the joy in JESUS name.

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    2. God bless you better person. Unlike those dimwits up there

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  6. so sorry it gonna stop soon

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  7. #People either inspire you or drain you. Choose wisely*

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  8. breastfeeding is very tasking... right now i am not feeling fine and my six months old son is holding on to my nipples like his next breath depends on it...i have tried introducing solids but the young man prefers breast milk....been a mother is not easy... God bless all mothers...

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  9. I feel for her , the first few days is sooo hard. It does get better though, but really not everyone can withstand that level of pain

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  10. My daughter did this to me till she was weaned. The pain and bruises is out of this world.

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  11. wow,i have learn't a thing today,i never knew breast feeding is hell in the first 3 or 4 weeks for nursing mothers wow,after the pains of birthing the child then this,pele oooh,Big-ups to mothers.

    VESSEL OF HONOUR

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    1. Its not an easy task at all.... I would ask my mum to take her away that the breast was bleeding but she wouldn't. Motherhood thing.God bless all mothers.

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    2. Mine chewed off the flesh and she refused formula till I forcefully introduced at 11the month

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    3. Mine chewed off the flesh and she refused formula till I forcefully introduced at 11the month

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  12. The pain no be here at all, I feel your pain, my son too was tongue tied and didn't latch properly, was extremely painful, nipple shield helped me a lot, till the breast healed and we continued for months.

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  13. Unlike so many women, I didn't feel much pain. My baby started to latch on properly from the very first day.

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    1. Same here. I'm enjoying everything no pain since I started...

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  14. I totally understand.At one point,I refused to breastfeed my 4th baby.the pain was outta this world

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  15. Ehya sorry o.I can so relate.mine was sore on my nipples and I was expected to give my baby the breast to suck.the pain was worst than labor pain o.Then anytime my baby start crying I will just burst out with cry cos I was scared of breastfeeding him.my mum will be begging me.But after few weeks I started enjoying breastfeeding my baby.Kai women are super beings.

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  16. Like she said, the latch is the problem. The solution is to suspend nursing from the sore nipple and put some breast milk on it and let it dry. It will heal within a day.

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    1. Within a day, really? Av you ever breastfed before cos it doesn't seem like you understand a thing.

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  17. How come no one ever mentioned Ds 😲😩😰

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    1. Anon, we just want you to happily fall into the trap...hahahaha

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    2. Luckily I didn't experience the pain. My baby latched on like a champ.

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  18. Dear mothers,breastfeeding is only painful because you're doing it the wrong way. Most mothers allow the baby suck on only the nipples whereas you're supposed to give the baby the nipple and at least half of the areola and i assure you that you wouldn't feel a thing. I had this same problem with my first baby, i was so frustrated one day and decided to sought for help on google. Viola! I found this tip,tried it since i didn't have a choice and three babies after breastfeeding is still bliss. A trial will convince you. You won't even know someone is sucking you if youre not looking.

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    1. Anon thank you!, you just said my mind. During my antenatal for my first pregnancy,matron taught us this( make sure the baby sucks on the areola as well as the nipple,cleaning the nipple with olive oil while pregnant in preparation for the baby and how to position the baby while breastfeeding him/her) Thanks to her,I didn't experience much difficulty breastfeeding my babies. GOD bless all mothers...Amen

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  19. Hmmm.. My daughter was sucking blood from the cracked nipples but I didn't know only for her to belch and I saw some coloured saliva.I decided to stop feeding her with my blood plus the heart wrenching pain I was going. I let that breast rest cos it was just a particular one that gave me problem. Then its milk secretion stopped with the burden on the other one. Chai.. We mothers don hear am o. Kudos to us...

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  20. When your nipples are double decked and you have twins to breastfeed nko?
    The pain is excruciating. Long story for another day.

    Miss me with the 6 months exclusive system.
    If I hear.

    Ndo my dear. The journey ain't easy. Use fix and tag pipes, express and position the baby well to suck.
    All shall be well.

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  21. Nawa everyday I keep on learning new things about pregnancy/motherhood. I've never ever heard of this before. I was about to come and mock her in the comment section for being too unnecessarily dramatic until I read the comments. Wow I'm so surprised oh. So this is another thing I should expect abi?
    That's how my world was almost ruined when I heard that during childbirth, the vagina usually tears all the way to the anus and the has to be stitched back up. Omo it made me and it's still making me consider going through CS. Abeg to heck with giving birth like the Hebrew woman Biko.

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  22. Me that had twins Nko? In short I no get power to even talk Wetin my breast see.....thank God one madam stopped at 8 months and the other 1 year...I shall gladly remind them at every opportunity all the pains I went through carrying them for 9 months and all the wahala thereafter lol...dem go roll dia eyes tire na dem sabi😂😂

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  23. Most people don't get the latching right with breast feeding. I remember telling my hubby I must get it right before I go home. Once you get the latching and the positioning right it becomes easy in less than 2weeks.

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  24. The pain no be here. .blaming mothers for giving only the nipple is not completely right because some babies mouth are too small to hold the areola. ...

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  25. See my heart beating fast!!!!
    Fear dey catch me on top this matter...

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  26. Each time I tried getting my babies'mouths to cover the whole areola it choked them. Don't know how others succeed.

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  27. The pain when you breastfeed with sore nipples is excruciating. Only the thought is scary. I used to cry and scream. It gets better anyway.Those who had it easy should thank God.

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