Heather Rae El Moussa says her milk supply is being impacted by 'health struggles' but praises her sometimes difficult breastfeeding journey
Heather Rae El Moussa is looking back at her breastfeeding journey amid a bump in the road.
"Breastfeeding is literally my favorite thing. It's such a bond with Tristan, especially the first-morning feed," she shared. "That early morning feed, no one's around, just me and him. Usually, I just have him in a diaper so we're skin-to-skin and it's just the best. I just love it so much."
As her little one comes up on 8 months old, she recalled, "I really thought I'd do four months and then I was like okay, six months and now I'm coming up on eight months. Then I'm like, okay, I'll go for a year. So I love it that much, but it hasn't been easy. Breastfeeding is definitely hard and Tristan had tongue tie, lip tie and cheek tie, which made it even harder in the beginning. And we got through that, we got the laser done and then we had the revision, which made it hard for him."
The new mom admitted she has more thoughts she's hoping to share soon, adding, "I'm going through some health struggles which affect my milk supply, so I feel like this needs a longer post."
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El Moussa first commented on her breastfeeding experiences just weeks after welcoming Tristan.
"Breastfeeding, for me, is definitely harder than I thought," she wrote in a February post while seated in front of the base of her bed in a "BABE," sweatshirt, cuddling her newborn. "Hard, but very gratifying. I love it."
"So I'm sure that I've been having the same journeys that you all went through," she continued, "so I want to tell you guys my journeys and my strengths with everything, some of the challenges I've been having."
"But, I love it. I love skin-to-skin. I love breastfeeding," El Moussa added, saying that "luckily," she has been "producing a lot of milk," but overall, "it was harder than expected."
El Moussa went on to note that she had to take her little one in for a doctor's appointment. "My breastfeeding story to come," she promised, adding a white heart over the post.
In July, the new mom revealed her little boy with husband Tarek El Moussa would make his TV debut on this season of The Flipping El Moussas.
The TV personality answered questions on her Instagram Story about season 2 of her reality TV show with Tarek. One user asked, "Will we be able to see Tristan on these episodes?"
"Yes!! Tristan makes his first TV debut 🥺," she answered, including a photo of herself pushing her little boy in his stroller.
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