For many first time moms, breastfeeding is a topic that we think about a lot during pregnancy. What will it be like? Will it hurt? How do those bras work? Will I leak everywhere?
It’s totally normal to be a little bit nervous about breastfeeding if you’ve never done it before, and Khloé Kardashian is being really honest about her feelings on the subject.
The 33-year-old first time mom recently told Twitter followers her pregnancy is officially into month nine now, so of course she’s thinking a lot about what’s to come. After posting a beautiful maternity photo shoot on Instagram earlier this week, a follower offered Kardashian some advice about dealing with leaks as a lactating mama, and the reality star got candid in the comments section.
“[O]h my gosh lol I’m nervous about breastfeeding. I hear crazy things but I’ll fight through it and love it,” Kardashian wrote.
If, like Kardashian, you’ve been hearing “crazy things” about breastfeeding, it’s totally cool to ask your lactation consultant or another medical provider to answer your first-timer questions. Trust us, they’ve heard it all, and developing a relationship with a breastfeeding pro before the baby comes might not be a bad thing.
It’s nice to see Kardashian use the word “fight” because for a lot of mamas breastfeeding is a challenge. Supply issues, mastitis, latching problems—it’s not always as simple as holding a baby to your breast, and mamas should not feel bad if they need time and support to get the hang of it.
Kardashian will likely have support from her sisters. Kourtney Kardashian has spoken publicly about extended breastfeeding, and Kim has been upfront about switching to formula when her second child, Saint, was a baby.
Whether Kardashian chooses to exclusively breastfeed, use formula or do both, we know she’s right about one thing: She’s gonna love feeding that little baby.