In a post honoring National Breastfeeding Week, Mandy Moore is sharing her experience.
Moore, 37, spoke on her personal experience with nursing 5-month-old son August “Gus” Harrison this past Thursday, in an Instagram post.
Moore posted a series of photographs of herself nursing her baby boy, featuring Moore in a black-and-white portrait with Gus and husband Taylor Goldsmith, while another showcased Moore breastfeeding in aged makeup while on the set of This Is Us.
“Breastfeeding is not always smooth sailing (clogged ducts, timing life around feedings, pumping for when I’m at work, etc… ) but nursing this baby boy for the past nearly 6 months has been a beautiful, messy and an oh so rewarding experience I will treasure forever,” Moore began in the caption.
“It goes without saying that #fedisbest,” she continued, “and I’m grateful to my body and the tremendous support I’ve had around me (especially in the beginning days and weeks when I had no clue what I was doing) for allowing me this time to nourish my sweet guy.”
RELATED: Future Prom Dates? Mandy Moore & Hilary Duff’s Babies Meet for the First Time!
In an episode of the Informed Pregnancy Podcast this past March, Moore revealed to host, Dr. Elliot Berlin how she dealt with “newbie nipple soreness and had to build up my tolerance and threshold.”
“You get calluses on your nipples and then it doesn’t hurt as much,” she explained, before adding that Gus is a “great feeder” and a “great sleeper.”
“I have an oversupply of milk. If anything, that’s been something that I’ve been dealing with, but I’m sure it will regulate itself and be fine down the road,” she said at the time.
RELATED: You Absolutely Must Hear the Sweet Lullaby Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith Wrote for Their Baby Boy
Back in April, the new mom shared how she had been dealing with a “plugged milk duct” after returning to work.
“Home from work at 2am and been up for a bit feeding and trying to sort through this clogged duct,” Moore captioned a selfie in the bathtub posted to her Instagram Story. “Thanks for all the sweet messages, fellow nursing friends.”
“Definitely doing football holds and exclusively nursing on the one impacted side, lecithin, massage, hot epsom Salt baths, etc.,” she wrote. “I have a suspicion it’s from being back at work and pumping more often then having him on the boob during the day. ALL good!”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
About Mamas Uncut
Mamas Uncut is THE online place for moms. We cover the latest about motherhood, parenting, and entertainment as well – all with a mom-focused twist. So if you’re looking for parenting advice from real parents, we have plenty of it, all for moms from moms, and also experts. Because, at the end of the day, our mission is focused solely on empowering moms and moms-to-be with the knowledge and answers they’re looking for in one safe space.