My boobs thought I had 12 kids: Emily Blunt opens up about breastfeeding
The Girl on the Train actress gets real when it comes to breastfeeding. In InStyle‘s November issue, the 33-year-old actress shares about her life, including parenting her daughters Violet, Hazel and a half-year-old with husband John Krasinski.
Parenting from one child to two was really a challenge for the duo, admits Blunt.
“After we got home from the hospital, I didn’t shower for a week, and then John and I were like, ‘Let’s go out for dinner,’ ” Blunt says. “I could last only about an hour because my boobs were exploding. When the milk first comes in, it’s like a tsunami. But we went, just to prove to ourselves that we could feel normal for a second.”
Blunt also agrees, “it’s a zoo” now compared to sharing the parenting duties of just one kid.
“When there was just one kid, somebody would get to sit down. Now nobody gets a break,” she adds. “But John is the most unbelievable daddy. He prioritises Hazel so she doesn’t miss me too much because I’ve been so consumed with the baby.”
On The Ellen Degeneres Show, the actress confesses, “It was like 3 in the morning and [my husband] John woke up to me. It was like something out of a horror movie. He said he just saw me creeping up to the bathroom…and he just saw my back, you know? He asked what was wrong and I said ‘It hurts.’ He said ‘What?’ I said ‘THIS!'”
No matter what, Blunt credits breastfeeding as it has helped her shed the extra weight, “I don’t know if other mothers had this, but I have found breastfeeding to be the thing. My boobs also thought I had 12 children. I don’t know why it helped me lose the weight. It would be amazing if people who aren’t pregnant could just breastfeed. I mean, it would serve everyone. It would help everyone out.”