KHLOE KARDASHIAN OPENS UP ABOUT HER STRUGGLES; WHY SHE COULDN'T BREASTFEED HER DAUGHTER AND HOW SHE RESORTED TO FORMULA

She tried to breastfeed her baby for weeks but it wasn't working as the baby couldn't get enough milk because of all the stress she went through while pregnant and post delivery. The Keeping up with The Kardashian Star and owner 'Good American Jeans, active wears and Clothing' Khloe Kardashian this week took to Twitter to talk about her recent struggles with breastfeeding her daughter True Thompson and.On Sunday, Kardashian replied to a Twitter user who asked the star if "it hurt breastfeeding?" In her
response, Kardashian explained that after trying "for weeks and weeks," she was unable to continue breastfeeding due to post-pregnancy stress. "I guess due to stress my milk was not coming in," she explained. "I tried and I just couldn’t give her enough. So I had to go to formula."
Khloé's candor struck a nerve. Almost immediately responses began pouring in from women across the Twitter-verse with their own difficult breastfeeding stories to share.


I tried breast-feeding for weeks and weeks! For me it was so painful but I also was not producing a lot of milk. So I had to pump every time she was napping. I guess due to stress my milk was not coming in. I tried and I just couldn’t give her enough. So I had to go to formula.

Apparently this is pretty common—especially with first-time moms. "Stress reduces the production of oxytocin, which is essential for milk letdown," Rallie McAllister, M.D., Nanobebe ambassador, says. "New moms tend to be more stressed in general and more stressed about breastfeeding in particular," she explains. Translation: It's not uncommon to end up in Kardashian's situation.
As a lot of women on Twitter expressed, not being able to breastfeed can be emotionally charged. "I tried everything and couldn't produce more than half an ounce. I felt like a failure," one user wrote.
There are some ways to combat this post-natal lactation stress—Dr. McAllister suggests pumping between nursing sessions, drinking plenty of H2O, and getting lots of rest. But more importantly, new moms need the support to do what's most comfortable for them, whether that's breastfeeding, formula feeding, or a mixture of both. No matter what new moms choose, thanks to Khloé, there are more opportunities to open up about it.

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