Olivia Munn gets candid about son's 'nightmare' teething struggles

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA: In this image released on May 2, Olivia Munn attends Global Citizen VAX LIVE: The Concert To Reunite The World at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Global Citizen VAX LIVE: The Concert To Reunite The World will be broadcast on May 8, 2021. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Global Citizen VAX LIVE)
Olivia Munn is opening up about her son's teething struggles. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Global Citizen VAX LIVE)

Olivia Munn is getting real about the stresses that come with being a new mom.

On Monday, the 42-year-old "Predator" actress took to Instagram to share a candid video, revealing the teething "nightmare" her eight-month-old son Malcolm — whom she shares with her partner John Mulaney — has been experiencing.

"This will also serve as a group text to anyone I haven’t texted back. I will get back to you in however long it takes for this tooth to come out," she captioned a reel of herself zooming in on her face, set to the song "Help!" by The Beatles.

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The actresses's message was met with praise from fans who opened up about their own struggles with similar issues.

"Teething was brutal. You’ll be OK. Just drink a lot of coffee. That worked for me," one Instagram user penned.

"I remember those days with mine! It’s tough. you will get through it!" another echoed.

One fan shared: "I’ve been waiting for my 8-month-old baby’s teeth to come out! Teething is the worst!"

"We are right in the middle of this battle as well! Hang in there," commented another.

"You got this, super mama! It's just a phase. Hang in there!" someone else chimed in.

This isn't the first time Munn has opened up to her fans about early motherhood struggles. In February the mom-of-one detailed her challenging breastfeeding experience in another video.

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She recalled the obstacles she faced trying to breastfeed her son with low milk supply. Through a series of text on-screen captions, Munn revealed she consulted two lactation consultants, tried three different breastfeeding pillows and pumps, nipple ointments and heating pads as well as lactation teas, cookies, gummies, and soups to try to increase her milk supply.

She said at one point she was drinking litres of coconut water and had even taped a device filled with formula that featured tubes that she could tape to her nipples to help feed her baby, provide skin-to-skin contact and hopefully stimulate milk production.

"None of it worked! I cried and cried," she wrote to her more than 2.5 million followers. "I felt like my body was failing. I worried I wouldn't bond with my baby."

The actress eventually had a change of heart about her situation and said "f—k it."

"Breastfeeding is good... and so is formula," she said. "To the mamas out there — do whatever you need to feed your baby and don't let anyone make you feel bad about it," she penned.

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