New daddy Neil Patrick Harris – whose twins, Harper and Gideon, were born two months ago – paid a visit to The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Friday night (December 10) to chat about the challenges of parenthood, and especially the difficulties in obtaining breastmilk for his daughter.
“We just switched Harper… Our daughter was really fussy, she was just always in a state of anguish, so we switched her formulas a few times,” he explained. “And now we’re having to have breastmilk brought in.”
After joking about he and his partner David Burtka wanting to provide the milk themselves – “I tried for like two months!” – the How I Met Your Mother star talked about the process of buying pumped milk.
You have to have breastmilk shipped in. If anyone is pumping, extra milk has to go to San Jose and then get pasteurized and then come back to you. I think it’s a racket!
“If someone’s in Santa Monica, down the street, and wants to provide milk it has to go on a plane to San Jose,” he explained, humorously expressing his frustration with the system.
Adding with a laugh, “And they charge a fortune, it costs more for breastmilk than sushi!”
Neil and David, who have been together since 2004, welcomed their twins via surrogate on October 12.