It's okay to cry over spilled milk, mama.
They say there's no use in crying over it, but for pumping mamas, spilled milk is a major upset.
When you're working so hard to make sure your baby has breast milk, you don't want to lose a drop, and Chrissy Teigen knows this all too well.
The mom of two posted a video to social media Wednesday showing her efforts to rescue breastmilk from a tabletop. She used various utensils and a syringe to try to get the milk back in the bottle.
"I spilled my breastmilk and this is how important it is in this house," she says while suctioning up milk with what appears to be a baster.
EVERY DROP COUNTS IN THIS HOUSE https://t.co/3hLL0AvAED— chrissy teigen (@chrissy teigen)1531945911.0
In a follow-up video Teigen continues to try to rescue the spilled milk.
"We're trying," she says as she suctions up a drop or two. "I got some."
I am so jealous of people with plentiful boobies https://t.co/aRzxeEVY85— chrissy teigen (@chrissy teigen)1531945992.0
Teigen is currently breastfeeding baby Miles, her son with husband John Legend, and has been very public about the fact that she pumps a lot as a working mom.
She's also been open about the fact that milk supply has always been an issue for her, not just with Miles but with Luna, too.
"I actually loved [pumping] because I'm a collector of things, and so when I found out I could pump I [did it] so much because I knew the more you pumped, the more milk you'd make," she told POPSUGAR back in March. "So I loved collecting my breast milk and seeing how much I could get, even if it was very, very little."
Like a lot of moms, Teigen did struggle emotionally when a pump session wouldn't get her the ounces she wanted.
"I wasn't producing a lot of milk, and it was frustrating. When you're frustrated, [it can also make you] not produce that much."
Research backs her up. Stress has been linked to lower milk production. Because of that, she's trying to stay positive this time around, but captioned her video post "EVERY DROP COUNTS IN THIS HOUSE" because, well, they do.
So many mothers can relate. Have you ever tried to save your breastmilk?
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