Hilaria Baldwin opens up about co-sleeping and breast pumping: 'Thank you for this!'

Hilaria Baldwin took to Instagram to call out a baby bump shamer. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Hilaria Baldwin got real about her postpartum experience on Instagram. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Hilaria Baldwin is getting real about raising a baby.

The 38-year-old took to Instagram to share a series of photos of her six-week-old baby, Illaria, alongside detailed captions about co-sleeping and breast pumping.

In the first adorable snap, the mother-of-seven laid in bed with her newborn, who both appeared to be in a deep sleep.

In the caption, she opened up about co-sleeping and how it's one of her "favourite" parts of motherhood.

"My husband takes pics of us when we sleep…used to make me roll my eyes. But co-sleeping with my babies during their first year has been one of my favourite things of being a mother. So thank you Alec Baldwin for documenting," she wrote alongside a shining star and yellow heart emojis.

In a second post, the yoga instructor shared another photo of her sleeping with her baby.

This time, Baldwin got real about her breast pumping routine.

"When the baby is born, I begin pumping, right before I feed them. I pump only three minutes. Nothing comes out at the beginning. I almost always pump before I feed. Even if the baby is fussy. Three minutes pass and then I can feed baby," she penned.

Later in the caption, the podcaster revealed that if she pumps after feeding the baby, she doesn't get milk as the "body responds differently to the pump than to the baby."

Although Baldwin is "no lactation specialist," she decided to share her feeding journey to help mothers everywhere.

"From trial and error and success feeding seven babies...It might sound stressful to pump so often (I even wake up at night two to three times to pump), but what I’ve found for my body is that the frequency teaches my body to produce milk in shorter time," she explained.

She added that she prefers to pump more times for shorter periods than fewer times for longer sessions.

Baldwin finished her post with advice for new mothers during the feeding process.

"Idea is patience for a week or two. Yes, I drink Gatorade when I breastfeed. Never thought little yoga organic me would, but it helps me so much to stay hydrated. I also drink tons of water and coconut water," she said.

In the comments of both posts, fans thanked Baldwin for opening up about her motherhood journey.

"I missed the co-sleeping so much, it was one of my most favourite things. You’re a beautiful Mama," commented a follower.

"Oh what precious moments and memories," shared someone else.

"Beautiful motherhood moments," added another.

"Thank you for this!" penned a fan.

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