Kristen Bell recalls the time she breastfed her husband Dax Shepard
What would you do for love? When you get married, you make a lot of promises - to be there for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health. But there are some situations you probably didn't envision on your wedding day. Like, say, asking your husband to breastfeed.
Actress Kristen Bell has been very open about the realities of motherhood. Three years ago, she had her daughter, Delta, and recently she shared candid photos taken just before her birth. On her Web series, Momsplaining, she discusses parenting with new mothers or mothers-to-be. In episode four, she interviewed Scandal star Katie Lowes, and they talked about the struggles of breastfeeding. "It is a little bit strange to go from an autonomous woman to all of a sudden being a food truck," said Kristen, which is a pretty great quote.
Katie Lowes just had her first child, and she and Kristen agreed that breastfeeding can be a quite an experience. "Isn’t it crazy how much of your nipple and your boob has to go in their mouth?” asked Kristen. "They’re biting a burger," replied Katie. Then Kristen revealed that after her daughter had stopped nursing, she had mastitis, a build-up of milk in her breast duct that could become an infection, if left untreated. Since they were unable to call a doctor, she called on her husband, actor Dax Shephard.
"I was in Atlanta. We couldn’t call a doctor, and this was right after the baby stopped nursing,” Kristen begins. As Katie replies, she realizes where the story is going. "So what do you do… Kristen? Oh. My. God."
The Bad Moms star continues, "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. 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." That's pretty sweet. Would every husband do that for his wife? I don't know, but I'm sure neither Dax nor Kristen pictured this scenario ever happening when they tied the knot.
Motherhood can be pretty crazy - I didn't know mastitis was a thing - so it's great Kristen is sharing her experiences. I'm sure a lot of mothers out there can relate. You know, six years ago, Kristen appeared on The Ellen Show, and told a story about Dax giving her a sloth for her 31st birthday. She's obsessed with sloths, and upon receiving the gift, she had an emotional meltdown. I thought that was the definition of love, but this story's even better. Dax and Kristen just set the bar pretty high for couple goals.
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