Khloe Kardashian reveals her breastfeeding struggles
American reality TV star Khloe Kardashian has revealed that she has been unable to produce enough milk for her daughter True.
Khloe, who gave birth to her first child in April after years of battling infertility, said she has to give the bottle to her one and a half month old after every breastfeeding session.
“Because I don’t produce enough milk, I also have to give a bottle with every feeding,” Khloé explained on her app.
The new mom’s struggles are common and she went on to detail how exhausted she gets.
“With the formula I use, I have to give True the bottle within 30 minutes of making it, so it’s amazing to have this machine make it for me. It’s super easy to use — and fast, so when I’m exhausted and can’t even keep my eyes open in the middle of the night, it’s a total lifesaver,” she added.
Locally, former TV news anchor Janet Mbugua resorted to giving formula to her first born son Huru when she was unable to produce enough breast milk.
“I doubled my fluid intake and everything else I was advised to; soup (mostly), porridge, warm water, juice, Ovaltine… name it, I tried it. Even the widely advised dill seeds. At some point I tried the drug Motillium! While I was producing a fairly good amount of breastmilk (on a good day I could express about 300 mils), I quickly realised that I wasn’t going to be one of those mothers who would be able to exclusively breastfeed my son for the recommended 6 months…Baby Huru wasn’t getting full enough and my husband advised that we try a formula top up. He could see how discouraged and exhausted I was. My mother had to remind me that I, too, was formula fed and I turned out okay! I fought the decision initially but after we saw Huru sleep for two hours for the first time, we realised he needed that top up,” Janet wrote.