'It was so painful': Khloe Kardashian shares how difficult breastfeeding True Thompson was due to stress
The 34-year-old said the reason behind her switching was due to stress since she had found out about Tristan's infidelity scandal just days before she gave birth to their daughter
'Keeping Up With The Kardashian' star Khloe Kardashian revealed the problems and difficulties she faced in breastfeeding her daughter True Thompson and got very candid about her experience with motherhood so far.
On Sunday night's episode of reality TV series 'KUWTK', Khloe told fans and followers that she had to stop breastfeeding True and start to use formula instead as she was not able to produce enough milk. The 34-year-old added that the reason behind her switching was due to stress since just days before she gave birth, her boyfriend and True's father Tristan Thompson's infidelity scandal came to light.
Khloe admitted to a fan on Twitter and shared, "I tried breastfeeding for weeks and weeks! For me, it was so painful but I also was not producing a lot of milk. So I had to pump every time she was napping. I guess due to stress my milk was not coming in. I tried and I just couldn’t give her enough. So I had to go to formula."
In another tweet, Khloe shared that her decision to move to formula happened after she sought help from professionals and also resorted to other methods to try and increase her milk supply. Unfortunately, it was not enough at the time to help little True Thompson.
"Yes, I tried literally EVERYTHING!! doctors came to check, I met with the lactation specialist, I did power pumping, I drink the tea, ate the cookies, did special massages etc," Khloe wrote.
"It just wasn’t working for me. Once True started loosing [sic] weight bc of it. I had to give her formula," she continued. Khloe has also previously spoken about breastfeeding and shared that the decision to stop was "really hard" on her and was very relieved when she did not have to "stress and worry" about it anymore. In July she tweeted, "I had to stop breastfeeding. It was really hard for me to stop (emotionally) but it wasn’t working for my body. Sadly." "It was so frustrating because for Kourt it was soo easy for her to breastfeed. My experience was very different," she wrote in a separate tweet.
In June, she had taken to her website and app to share that a "total lifesaver" product was the Baby Brezza Formula Pro One-Step Bottle Maker as she was supplementing feedings with the formula. In response to a fan, she wrote, "Mommy shaming is real! But the truth is I’ve tried and tried and tried to breastfeed only and it wasn’t working for me. I feel fortunate that I am able to still breastfeed but with the help of formula. Breastfeeding is something I really wanted to do. Just am not fully able."