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Whitney Port is opening up about her struggles to breastfeed her newborn son.
The 32-year-old welcomed Sonny Sanford with husband Tim Rosenman on July 27 and is documenting her parenting journey with her popular YouTube series 'I Love My Baby, But…'
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In her latest video blog, Whitney breaks down in tears as she discusses the pain she's experiencing breastfeeding Sonny and the pressure she's felt to keep trying at it.
'I thought I was doing really well and the nurses said that the latch was good,' she explained. 'But after about 24 to 48 hours of doing it, it just started to get so incredibly painful. And we came home and I just hit a breaking point and said, "I can't do this. It feels as though someone is slicing my nipples with glass.''
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To 'give her **** a little rest' and at the advice of her baby nurse, Whitney said she then started to pump her breast milk as well as bottle-feeding Sonny formula.
She was told that Sonny may have been biting and sucking harder to get her milk because of a condition known as 'tongue tied' which restricts the motion of the newborn's tongue.
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Even after a procedure to correct it, Whitney said breastfeeding was still unbearable.
'I'm not sure whether if it’s painful just because I’m getting started again, or if it's painful because he’s not latching on correctly.'
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The former Hills star broke down in tears as she talked about the pressure she's felt, mainly from 'older people', to breastfeed.
Whitney said she feels disappointed in herself after hearing other mothers talk about how breastfeeding is the 'best bonding experience'.
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'Really, my gut is telling me that if he's getting the breast milk, that is what matters to me,' she said.
'But I don't know why — I've heard people talk about this pressure from other...
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