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Amanda Seyfried on breastfeeding struggles: ‘We’re not talking about it enough’

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Breastfeeding may be natural, but it’s not always easy. Many mums find nursing their baby challenging.  Even celebrities have their own breastfeeding difficulties sometimes.

Actress Amanda Seyfried has opened up about her struggles with breastfeeding her daughter Nina.

We, at The Healthy Mummy, believe FED is best, so whichever way works and makes both mummy and baby happy.

 

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Amanda Seyfried opens up about her breastfeeding struggles

The Mamma Mia star and her husband actor Thomas Sadoski welcomed her daughter Nina in March 2017, and Amanda has been very honest about the challenges she faced when it came to nursing her baby.

In an interview with Us Weekly, Amanda, 33, admitted: “You become very desperate. Because up until recently, it’s like a hidden, closeted thing.

“Breastfeeding is incredibly hard. If you don’t find it hard, you are rare. A rare, lucky person.

“I feel like we’re all talking about it, but not enough still. Because I remember when I was having trouble, I mean, I was reaching out to [friends] saying, ‘I haven’t spoken to you in, like, a year, but how do you…?’” 

Amanda has been giving other actor’s advice on breastfeeding

After Australian actress Claire Holt shared her own breastfeeding frustrations on Instagram, saying she felt “exhausted, in pain, feeling defeated” after “struggling through a tough feed,” Amanda left an encouraging message on her post.

Amanda Seyfried opens about her breastfeeding struggles:

“I gave myself two days off in the first week so I wouldn’t be scared and sad every time she woke up to feed,” she says.

“And it helped so much. No guilt. Just pump and bottle. And then did both throughout. Less pressure. You’re not alone.”

Amanda has been keen to break the mum guilt surrounding formula use if mums are struggling to nurse their babies.

“Breastfeeding is awesome. Formula is awesome. Feeding your baby is awesome. Not awesome? Judgement,” she said in a Tweet in July, 2017.

We agree!

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Jennifer Hartnett

Jennifer is our Senior News Producer with a passion for trending news and lifestyle stories. Jennifer spends the rest of her time running around after her son Kian.