Being a new mom is a truly incredible gift to be blessed with. Welcoming your baby into the world, who you've been providing a cozy home to and nurturing for the past nine months during pregnancy, can be one of life's greatest and most rewarding experiences. You already fell so in love with your newborn, but now, you melt each and every time you gaze into your baby's eyes.
This past November, Olivia Munn soaked up the joys of becoming a new mom when she gave birth to her son, Malcolm Hiệp Mulaney, who she had with her partner, John Mulaney. The 41-year-old actress posted the sweetest photo of her "Golden Ox baby"—2021 is an Ox year in the Chinese zodiac—in a cozy blue beanie, introducing him to the world and wishing all happy holidays on Christmas Eve.
Most recently, Munn opened up on her Instagram Stories about the struggles of breastfeeding, and they are relatable to many new moms everywhere. Read on to learn more about what she posted, and next, check out The 6 Best Exercises for Strong and Toned Arms in 2022, Trainer Says.
The actress admits breastfeeding can be "so hard"
Munn got real about how challenging breastfeeding can be in a series of IG Stories. She posted a picture of her adorable pup who's cuddled up with her breastfeeding pillow, with the text, "At least someone is making good use of my breastfeeding pillow." She included a side note underneath: "Breastfeeding is soooo hard, especially if you have low supply."
Munn reveals all the supplements she's been taking in hopes to produce more breast milk
In the next post, Munn snapped a picture of the many supplements, tinctures, and teas she's been taking in efforts to increase her supply of breastmilk. "Any other moms taking allll the supplements and teas and tinctures yet barely make milk," she asked fans in a poll, and over 60% selected the response, "Yes! Lactating is hard."
She has been dealing with a low breastmilk supply for 8 weeks
Munn wrapped up her Instagram Stories with a final post, where she noted, "8 weeks in and I've taken a million vitamins, countless teas, lozenges, tinctures and worked with two lactation consultants. Breastfeeding. Is. Hard."
If you're a new mom who's dealing with any breastfeeding challenges, know that you're certainly not alone. It can be extremely frustrating, but reading up on the most common breastfeeding struggles (such as a low milk supply, plugged duct, and exhaustion) and knowing when it's time to seek help can help you out in your journey.
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