Holly Madison: Using Breasts For Feeding A Newborn Is More Difficult Than Using Breasts For Sexy Centerfolds
Hey everybody, Holly Madison, mom to brand spankin’ new infant Rainbow Aurora (I wish you all at home could hear how I say the name Rainbow Aurora, because it’s awesome, you totally have to picture it being said like it sounds, with chipmunks andÂ bluebirds surrounding her frilly bassinet and fairies sprinkling magic glitter dust all over her tiny fontanelle) has told People mag that breastfeeding is kinda hard:
â€œBreastfeeding is the biggest challenge,â€ she tells PEOPLE Friday in herÂ first public appearanceÂ sinceÂ delivering daughterÂ Rainbow AuroraÂ earlier this month.
â€œI took classes â€” and I donâ€™t want to discourage anyone from nursing â€” but Iâ€™m surprised at how much work it is and how much youâ€™re on call,â€ Madison admits, adding, â€œIâ€™m happy to do it since itâ€™s healthy for my baby.â€
Dude, any of us could have told you this. When you are nursing it’s pretty much all you do, except for those times when you are drinking gallons of water because you feel like every ounce of liquid is being seeped from your body and you are changing your shirt because your breasts have decided to magically start leaking when the baby naps.
â€œItâ€™s a 24-hour thing, asÂ any new momÂ knows,â€ she notes. â€œI wasÂ as prepared as I could beÂ and [I’m still learning] how time-consuming it is.â€
I don’t know that much about Ms. Madison, but I think it’s cool she is being public about breastfeeding and how it becomes a full-time job with a new baby. If you breastfeed, in the early days of doing so you totally feel like it’s all you do. I can remember my poor husband having to feed me my dinner when I was nursing my kid when she was tiny because I hadn’t figured out how to get a fork to my own mouth while holding her. But ya know, leave it to the magazines to not only focus on this actually interesting topic, because they had to end the article with this:
Although she appeared quite slim in a blue Diane von Furstenberg dress at Cirque Du Soleilâ€™sÂ One Night For One DropÂ benefit show, Madison, 33, joked that it was all an illusion.
â€œIâ€™m wearing this because it flares out,â€ she explains. â€œThe skirt masked my gut!â€
Yay! Way to go with that smooth transition from discussing the feeding of a newborn to a mention of Holly’s post-baby body, because how “slim” a new mom looks is pretty much the most important thing.