Coco: Breastfeeding Caused My Nipples to Bleed
Motherhood isn’t all fun and games.
According to Coco, who welcomed her first child with husband Ice-T last November, taking care of her baby girl has been a tough process. For the first-time mom, breastfeeding has been the hardest things to grasp since giving birth to her daughter.
“They told me breastfeed, breastfeed, breastfeed,” Coco says on an episode of People’s Mom Talk series. “But the first week, they were like ‘The first week is hard, but once you make it over that first week, it’s going to be great.’ That first week my nipples were bleeding and scabbing over. I was like, ‘No one tells you that your nipples bleed!'”
She adds, “But actually, I haven’t had a true breaking point yet. I think because, I think it’s so new.”
Previously, Coco spoke about her difficulties with breastfeeding just a day after delivering baby Chanel.
“Can I just say though.. My nipples feel like they are gonna fall off they’re so raw from breastfeeding,” she wrote on her Facebook. “#NewMommyproblems”
Coco also received a bit of backlash when she shared a photo of herself breastfeeding her child on Instagram. Many fans accused the new mom of exploiting her kid by posting such a provocative picture with the newborn. Others defended Coco, insisting that there’s nothing sexual about a mother feeding her baby.
“Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do in when feeding time comes up..oh,the trial and tribulations!” Coco wrote alongside the boob-baring shot. “Breastfeeding in odd places I want to start a trend where us moms post pics of all the wild stuff we do for our little ones…#momslife.”