Tia Mowry lately opened up about her “troublesome” journey with breastfeeding up to now.
The actor mentioned her breastfeeding expertise Thursday in an Instagram submit, which featured a slideshow of pictures capturing moments when she breastfed and pumped.
Mowry shared the submit in honour of Nationwide Breastfeeding Month, which is recognised every August. She shares son Cree, 12, and daughter Cairo, 5, along with her ex-husband, fellow actor Cory Hardrict.
“After I had Cree, I used to be struggling to breastfeed him,” she wrote on Instagram. “I used to be solely in a position to breastfeed for 3 months earlier than having to modify to system.”
The Household Reunion star then defined that when she had Cairo, she found a group of assist and extra sources on Instagram, which in the end helped her breastfeed longer the second time round.
Nonetheless, her expertise was difficult.
“I discovered that I used to be in a position to breastfeed Cairo for 13 months,” she stated. “The journey was troublesome. I used to be pumping each 3 hours at work whereas working 14 hour days on set, and at instances I must breastfeed on set as nicely. And after these lengthy days, I might return dwelling and … breastfeed Cairo.”
Mowry stated that pumping whereas travelling for work brought about her to really feel “extraordinarily fatigued and overworked.” She stated that at one level she developed mastitis — a situation Mayo Clinic describes as “an irritation of breast tissue that generally includes an an infection.”
She shared that though she “pushed by way of” and continued to breastfeed, different mums ought to know that it’s OK to modify to system in the event that they’re struggling.
“So long as your youngsters are fed, cherished, glad, and supported that’s all that issues,” she wrote.
Mowry has spoken candidly about parenting and relationship since getting a divorce from Hardrict.
Final week, she acknowledged that she felt “nervous and terrified” about reentering the relationship scene.
“Whereas it will be straightforward to only throw within the towel and keep away from the potential for awkwardness and damage, I do know God’s received me!” she wrote on Instagram.