Whitney Port and her husband Tim Rosenman welcomed their first child, Sonny Sanford, on July 27. Since then, Whitney has experienced the highs and lows of motherhood.
In a YouTube video posted Thursday, the fashion designer and former Hills cast member cried as she revealed her painful struggles of attempting to breastfeed her newborn son.
"I've demonized breastfeeding in my head," Whitney said as she cried. "The thought of doing it is dreadful."
After giving birth, Whitney immediately began breastfeeding Sonny. Although her son was originally latching on to her breast with ease, the situation soon diminished.
"About 24 to 48 hours of doing it, it just started to get so incredibly painful," she said in the video.
"And we came home and I just hit a breaking point and said, 'I can't do this. It feels as though someone is slicing my nipples with glass.'"
Whitney credits her family's baby nurse for suggesting that she switch to pumping and baby formula as an alternative. She said this method has been "less painful."
A few days later, a pediatrician determined that Sonny had a condition known as "tongue tied" that might result in the infant sucking harder to get the breast milk. Although Sonny had a minor procedure to correct the problem, Whitney is still experiencing intense pain while breastfeeding.
"Some things are probably being magnified by my hormones and, like, these post-baby blues that people talk about that could last anywhere from, like, a week to months," she said.
Whitney also said in the video that she is getting a lot of pressure from "older people" who are pushing her to breastfeed instead of using formula.
"I just don't know if it's something that's going to get better or not," she said. "I'm not blaming myself for hurting, but I'm blaming myself for quitting."
According to WebMD, it is normal for new mothers to experience some pain during breastfeeding. There are some remedies such as avoiding soap on breasts and breaking the latch as soon as there is pain.
As of Sunday, Whitney's video was viewed more than 140,000 times.
Watch the full video below: