We’ve all heard about the benefits of breastfeeding — it’s natural, it’s healthy, it’s free-ish and, as celebrities like Kristin Cavallari and Beyoncé have said, for some lucky mamas it’s the best way to lose the baby weight. But it’s not as often that we hear about the difficulties of breastfeeding — and we don’t just mean leaky breasts or ravenous appetites (which are both accurate and unfortunate, by the way).
For every celebrity mom who’s shared how easily breastfeeding came to her and her baby, there’s another one (or five) who’s been candid about the issues she’s encountered with it: low supply, difficulty in latching, recurring mastitis (ouch) or, in some cases, just being plain over it. No judgment!
In honor of August’s National Breastfeeding Awareness month, click through these slides to see what Kristen Bell, Khloé Kardashian and more inspiring Hollywood mamas had to say about their struggles in feeding their little ones. Natural, sure, but easy? Not so much.