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Lauren Conrad ‘felt ashamed’ and ‘like a bad mom’ as she struggled with breastfeeding her son Liam

Lauren Conrad ‘felt ashamed’ and ‘like a bad mom’ as she struggled with breastfeeding her son Liam

Her career began at a young age as the star of a popular reality television show.

And while Lauren Conrad found her voice as a star of The Hills, she waged a personal battle when it came to breastfeeding her son Liam.

The 33-year-old lifestyle blogger admitted during her first podcast — Lauren Conrad: Asking for a Friend — that she felt like a failure when her milk supply was running low just four months into breastfeeding her now 22-month-old.

Difficult: While Lauren Conrad found her voice as a star of The Hills, she waged a personal battle when it came to breastfeeding her son Liam; seen in April

Difficult: While Lauren Conrad found her voice as a star of The Hills, she waged a personal battle when it came to breastfeeding her son Liam; seen in April

‘I felt like I was failing at something that should come really naturally and it was really difficult for me,’ she said. 

The former Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County star ‘felt ashamed’ and ‘like a bad mom’ after her supply dropped, and tried various remedies to boost her milk. 

She thought breastfeeding ‘would just come really easily to me and I would just kind of know what to do because that’s what my body is made to do.’

Ultimately, feeding became the ‘most difficult part of becoming a new mother’ as she recalled keeping a ‘really sad half-full frozen bag of breast milk’ in the freezer as a memory of the days when she could produce.

Tough: The 33-year-old lifestyle blogger admitted during her first podcast — Lauren Conrad: Asking for a Friend — that she felt like a failure when her milk supply was running low just four months into breastfeeding her now 22-month-old; seen in April

Tough: The 33-year-old lifestyle blogger admitted during her first podcast — Lauren Conrad: Asking for a Friend — that she felt like a failure when her milk supply was running low just four months into breastfeeding her now 22-month-old; seen in April

‘It had a tiny little martini glass drawn on it because it was from the one time I had a martini and I couldn’t give it to him,’ she said. ‘So it just sat there next to the Popsicles, mocking me. Besides that, I had nothing, and I couldn’t keep up with [Liam’s need].’

In addition to feeding woes, Lauren was — like most new parents — sleep-deprived as she raised her little one.

‘When you’re not sleeping, that’s a form of torture,’ she said. ‘You’ll literally lose your mind to the point where I was like, “I don’t know if I’m qualified to watch a baby right now. I don’t know if I should be left alone with my child. I haven’t slept in three days. I’m so tired.”‘ 

Conrad’s experiences with her son have set her up to be more prepared for her second pregnancy, which she announced in early April with a sweet Instagram photo.

Baby on board: Conrad's experiences with her son have set her up to be more prepared for her second pregnancy, which she announced in early April with a sweet Instagram photo

Baby on board: Conrad’s experiences with her son have set her up to be more prepared for her second pregnancy, which she announced in early April with a sweet Instagram photo

She has been married to husband William Tell for nearly five years and the couple will celebrate an anniversary on Sept. 13.

Lauren rose to fame when she was first cast on MTV’s reality show, Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.

The groundbreaking series followed Lauren and her friends as they grew up in the upscale Southern California neighborhood, eventually tagging along with her to college in San Francisco before a spin-off was created about her new, grown-up life in Los Angeles, The Hills.

In addition to publishing nine books, Lauren is the founder of two clothing lines, Paper Crown and LC Lauren Conrad, and recently launched her spring collection with Kohl’s.

Family: She has been married to husband William Tell for nearly five years and the couple will celebrate an anniversary on Sept. 13; seen on Instagram

Family: She has been married to husband William Tell for nearly five years and the couple will celebrate an anniversary on Sept. 13; seen on Instagram

Daily Mail UK

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