‘GLEE’ Star And New Mom Naya Rivera Opens Up About Her Breastfeeding Struggles

Dec 31, 2015 at 11:04 am |

Becoming a mom for the first time is such a surreal experience, isn’t it? No matter how prepared you think you are for motherhood, nothing can really prepare you for the exhaustion, elation, and helplessness you feel when you finally deliver your child.

Naya Rivera, probably best known for playing Santana on the hit show Glee, recently welcomed her first child, son Josey Hollis with husband Ryan Dorsey. The actress has opened up about her struggles with breastfeeding on her blog for PEOPLE and reveals that while she thought she was prepared for all that motherhood would throw at her, no one quite prepared her for the challenges she’s facing with breastfeeding.


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In her blog the new mom writes,

“Throughout my pregnancy, I got a lot of advice on everything from birthing to newborn care to nutrition, but no one ever really broke it down to me when it came to breastfeeding. Bottom line, it’s hard! Breastfeeding is like finding out that all of a sudden you can get bacon from your elbow.”