Since becoming a mom in August, New Year’s Eve star Alyssa Milano has had no trouble when it comes to nursing – thanks to her adorable son Milo!
“I didn’t really know what to expect,” the 38-year-old actress reveals to Best for Babes.”I was lucky to have a baby who from the moment he came into the world, was a pro at latching on. Between Milo and a wonderful lactation consultant from the hospital I was in such good hands. I think the thing I like best about breastfeeding is the closeness I feel to Milo and knowing that he’s getting the best of me. The biggest surprise was how something that is so natural can be so awkward in the beginning.”
Although Alyssa feels very strongly about nursing her sweet son, she admits that it is difficult for her to do in public.
“I wish I could breastfeed in public without feeling as though a picture would show up on TMZ. I’ve breastfed Milo in my car numerous times and in fitting rooms at stores. But mostly, when we go out I bring a bottle of expressed milk because sadly, I’m just not comfortable feeding him in public.”
And where does the mom-of-one go when she needs some general advice, guidance, support or encouragement? Why, to her Twitter followers of course!
“The greatest thing about twitter is the interaction. I can ask a question about anything at all and get a good variety of opinions from everyone,” the star says. “When I tweet about breastfeeding or baby stuff in general, it feels good knowing that women are there to support each other. The mommy club is pretty special and I love being a part of it.”