‘Selling Sunset’ star Heather Rae El Moussa is not shying away from sharing her breastfeeding experience, opening up on social media about her previous misconceptions and what has unfolded since she and her husband, HGTV star Tarek El Moussa, welcomed their son at end of January. Recently the proud parents announced their son’s name and shared the inspiration behind it, in addition to sharing that they had ‘some scary moments leading up to Tristan entering the world’
El Moussa revealed her son developed complications including tongue-tie, making it ‘very hard for him to latch’ and breastfeed, causing him to lose weight quickly, not to eat enough, and develop jaundice or yellowing in the skin.
Heather’s post comes the day after she shared a series of new pictures of Tristan and teased what she planned to share about motherhood with her followers. Heather shared that she and Tristan were able to overcome their breastfeeding issues with the help of a lactation specialist. She added that she had many tearful nights in the beginning because she would be up till 3 a.m. trying to feed him and felt defeated in the task.
How Did Heather Rae El Moussa Take The News Of Her Son’s Health?
As a new mother, it was a hard time for Heather Rae El Moussa. The health condition is usually present at birth. According to Mayo Clinic, tongue tie restricts the tongue’s range of motion, which can hinder breastfeeding. The Netflix star continued by stressing the importance of having a consultant during the postmortem period. Heather Rae El Moussa also encouraged nursing mothers to take care of their health as they care for their babies. The Flipping El Moussas star ended her message with some optimism and shared that she and Tristan are on the right path in their journey.