As absolutely adorable as her daughter Luna is, Chrissy Teigen has never been one to make motherhood look easy and glamorous.
And she’s not about to change her approach with new baby Miles — though it seems her body still has some surprises in store for her with her second child.
On Saturday night, for instance, she showed off how nursing her son has transformed her breasts.
“Please look at my veins going to my milky boobs,” she said in a video posted on Twitter and her Instagram Stories, sounding simultaneously impressed, amused, grossed out, and a little worried by the fact that you can see many of her veins quite prominently.
“What is this?”
Chrissy isn’t the first to ask that question of the internet, and so there were many out there who were comforting the model.
“Omg I’m still so veiny in that area!! Going on two years of BF in a few days! And they’re extra noticeable Bc I’m a little light,” a twitter user wrote.
The Twitter account for nursing advocacy organisation La Leche League replied to Mrs Legend’s query, explaining, “That can be normal because the skin on your breasts is thinner due to milk-related growth. Do you feel engorged?”
That can be normal because the skin on your breasts is thinner due to milk-related growth. Do you feel engorged?
— La Leche League USA (@LaLecheLeagueUS) June 10, 2018
If she answered yes to that question, and her engorgement is not solved simply by feeding baby Miles right away, there would be further actions she could take to ease her discomfort (including applying cool compresses or even cold cabbage leaves to the area, and anti-inflammatory meds).
She would also want to make sure she doesn’t have a blocked duct and that her baby is latching enough to get the milk she’s giving him.
Not treating an engorged breast can lead to mastitis, a painful infection.
You could say that motherhood is not always pretty, guys.
Chrissy had enough followers commiserating with her and offering moral support, as always whenever she posts something about being a mum.
I do not miss the days of feeling like a milk machine. You’re doing awesome mama!
— JusticeRida (@JusticeRida) June 10, 2018
I feel you, sister. Breastfeeding mom problems. (As I sit here nursing)
— Beth Heystek (@BethanyHeystek) June 10, 2018
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