Molly Sims: Why I’m Not Breastfeeding
Following the birth of her baby boy, Molly Sims was ready to sink her teeth into breastfeeding.
“Early on in the hospital, they really want you to breastfeed, so I’m trying everything,” the model mama, 39, shared during a Wednesday appearance on Anderson Live.
“And I’m like, ‘Gosh, this really, really hurts.’ And they’re like, ‘Oh, we know.'”
Determined to find the root of the pain, Sims went searching in her newborn’s mouth — and was shocked at her discovery.
“I’m like, ‘Is there any way a baby could be born with a tooth?'” she recalls. “And they went, ‘Oh sweetie, I know you’re a model, but … babies aren’t born with teeth!'”
She continues: “Come to find out, my baby was born with a tooth!”
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Despite countless attempts to successfully nurse — “I did nipple shields, nipple guards, supplemental nursing system, it was horrible,” the new mom says — Sims eventually decided to call it quits.
“He was literally like a vampire on me for three months — it was unbelievable,” she says with a laugh. “Cut to I’m not breastfeeding and I’m proud of it.”
“He has the hairline of my husband. It’s like an Eddie Munster kind of hairline. It’s not so attractive, but [he’ll] end up growing into it,” Sims says.
— Anya Leon