Kristen Bell has basically become our ultimate celeb mom crush by being outrageously honest about a multitude of realities that come with parenthood, marriage, and just life in general. Now, she's stolen our hearts all over again by bonding with Scandal star and new mom Katie Lowes over certain breastfeeding complications. The two moms got real about clogged ducts, infection, and Dax Shepard "nursing" from wife Kristen's breast.
In an episode of "Momsplaining," the hilarious new web series Kristen is doing with Ellen Degeneres, the Good Place actress shared with Katie that she suffered from mastitis, a painful inflammation of the breast caused by a build-up of breast milk. It's usually treated with antibiotics, but during one particular trip, the mom of two couldn't get a prescription immediately.
“I was in Atlanta," Kristen explained. "We couldn’t call a doctor, and this was right after the baby stopped nursing. So I said to my husband, ’I really need you to suck this out. We could talk about it, we could be weird about it, or you could just go ahead and nurse.'”
“So what do you do … Kristen?” Lowes responded. “Oh. My. God.”
Bell replied, “He pulled it out. He had a cup next to him. He was pulling out and spitting into this cup, and I’ve never been more in love. In my life.”
Hilarious, amazing, and all too real! In other words, such a Kristen Bell story.
The two went onto chat about a variety of topics related to the anecdote, like all the pressures new moms face and the challenge of simply trying to get your L.O. to latch. Kristen also touched on the identity crisis many moms feel around nursing, stating, “It is a little bit strange to go from an autonomous woman to all of a sudden being a food truck, ’cause that’s essentially what you are."
Thankfully, moms have one another to share, relate, and bond over these experiences. And with hope, they also have someone who's willing to do what Dax did for Kristen. That really is true love!