Cape Town – Aaron Paul’s wife Lauren is struggling with an infection from breastfeeding their new born daughter, Story Annabelle.
The couple welcomed baby Story in February and have gushed about parenthood on social media since.
On Wednesday, Lauren shared a lengthy post detailing “real stuff” that have come with the deep love she has for her daughter.
“This post labor chapter has been rough at times. Recovering from labor is no joke. I’m definitely on the mend in that department but...breastfeeding. Oh man.,” Lauren wrote.
She went on to reveal her struggle with mastitis - a painful inflammation of the breast tissue most common during the first month of breastfeeding - “twice within 3 weeks”.
“I have developed Mastitis twice within 3 weeks. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s an infection from breastfeeding that creates severe flu-like symptoms.”
Lauren then explained her reason for sharing her story is because “all these very common issues that can come up immediately after having a baby are not really talked about,” adding that she feels it’s her responsibility to create awareness.
Lauren concluded: “So with that, I wanna give a big virtual hug to all the mammas out there who have had any type of issue breastfeeding or are dealing with anything physically or emotionally difficult, be it with you or your child. You are not alone.”
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