Mom-To-Be Rachel Platten Shares How 'Intimidating' Breastfeeding Seems Right Now

The musician shares how she attended a breastfeeding class, and boy, was it a lot of information to soak up.
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By Stephanie Grassullo, Associate Editor
Published November 29, 2018

When Rachel Platten announced her pregnancy over the summer, she made it her business to stay as real and honest with her fans as possible. And like many moms-to-be, the singer and songwriter has experienced both the highs and lows of pregnancy. Platten is currently in her third trimester and, like tons of women in her shoes, there are some scary thoughts running through her mind. The least of which is breastfeeding.

In a recent Instagram post, the 37-year-old talks about how she attended a breastfeeding class. And, boy, was it a lot of information to soak up.

“I took a breastfeeding class and it was the most intimidating amount of material ever. Woah, I thought you just, like, put the boob in the baby’s mouth. Nope," she shares. "Also, I learned that enemy No. 1 for breast milk supply is kombucha, so that’s sad.”

The musician isn’t the first, and certainly won’t be the last, to be intimidated by the thought of breastfeeding. The good news? Taking a breastfeeding class before baby arrives is a great idea. Sure, it was a lot for Platten to take in, but at least now she has some time for it to settle.

The truth about her breastfeeding fears was only the tip of the iceberg. Throughout the post the singer talks about a bunch of other thoughts running rampant in her mind.

“I miss being old me, who did fun things and went places and was busy,” she admits. “I also like present me, because she watches a lot of TV shows and I finally can keep up with my family’s ferocious TV knowledge.”

Lots of expectant ladies can probably relate to Platten’s stream of thoughts. The point? It’s okay to be a little nervous about baby’s nearing due date. Prepare yourself for baby’s arrival as best as you can, and know your newfound mom instincts will kick in the second you hold your sweet newborn for the first time.

In honor of her journey to motherhood, Platten recently released a heartwarming song titled, “You Belong.” Written for her future baby, the musician unsurprisingly didn’t shy away from portraying the good, the bad and the ugly parts of her pregnancy in the music video.

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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