Coco Austin on Nursing Moms’ Breastfeeding Struggles: ‘No One Tells You Your Nipples Bleed!’
When it comes to embarking on the journey of motherhood, some might consider it as a learn-as-you-go type of job. For new mom, Coco Austin, the effects of breastfeeding were definitely not something she had prepared for … or even knew were possible.
“But the first week, they were like, ‘The first week is hard, but once you make it over that first week, it’s going to be great.’ That first week my nipples were bleeding and scabbing over. I was like, ‘No one tells you that your nipples bleed!’ ”
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Though the proud mom of 10-month-old daughter Chanel — whom she welcomed in November 2015 with husband Ice-T — couldn’t prepare herself if she tried, she welcomed the pain without complaint … all while keeping her cool!
“Actually, I haven’t had a true breaking point yet,” Austin admits. “I think because I think it’s so new.”
“I hope it’s not today!” actress Ashley Williams, who is mom to 2-year-old son Gus, hilariously responds.
— Christina Dugan