Kristen Bell once breastfed her husband Dax Shepard - for medical reasons

Kristen Bell has admitted she was once forced to breast feed her husband Dax Shepard [Photo: Getty]
Kristen Bell has admitted she was once forced to breast feed her husband Dax Shepard [Photo: Getty]

Celebrities have been getting real about motherhood and breastfeeding of late.

First Chrissy Teigen, queen of honest parenting, revealed all about her lopsided boobs that she puts down to nursing her daughter, Luna.

Then, Katie Piper opened up about her struggle to breastfeed her newborn thanks to her baby having a tongue tie and her not producing enough milk.

But it is Kristen Bell who totally wins the award for most honest parenting revelation when she admitted that she once breast fed her husband Dax Shepard.

Before you stop reading on account of that being Just. Too. Weird, there was a totally legit reason the ‘Good Place’ star was forced to nurse her hubby.


Kristen made her revelation in the latest episode of her new web series ‘Momsplaining’, where she was chatting all things motherhood with new mum Katie Lowes from ABC’s ‘Scandal’.

She explained that thanks to the condition, which causes breasts to feel hard and sore due to blocked milk ducts, Dax had to ‘nurse’ from her breast to relieve the pressure.

“I was in Atlanta. We couldn’t call a doctor, and this was right after the baby stopped nursing,” Bell explains.

“So I said to my husband, ‘I really need you to suck this out. We could talk about it, we could be weird about it, or you could just go ahead and nurse,’” she continues.

And being the dutiful husband Dax went for it and helped to relieve his wife’s mastitis.

If you don’t like the idea of your partner nursing from your breasts to help cure mastitis, the NHS has some other suggestions including getting plenty of rest and staying well hydrated, taking over-the-counter painkillers, to reduce any pain or fever and avoiding tight fitting clothing, including bras.

The also suggest continuing to breastfeed and making sure your baby is properly attached.

Kristen Bell isn’t the only one to turn to extreme measures to help cure mastitis. Back in October we revealed that a mum who was also suffering from the condition ended up using a vibrator to unblock her milk ducts and overcome the common breastfeeding problem.

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