Leaning on her fellow moms. Kat Von D opened up about asking for breastmilk donations after her son Leafar’s birth.
“During the first two days of Leafar’s life, his blood sugar count had been low, and as much as I had committed myself to strictly breastfeed, my milk hadn’t come in yet,” the L.A. Ink alum, 36, wrote on Instagram on Wednesday, December 5. “The pediatrician suggested asking around to see if any friends might have a bit of extra milk they could donate – and if not, I’d have to consider supplementing with formula – something we personally did not want to do.”
She continued: “I called my beloved midwife, @losangelesmidwife to see if she knew anyone who might be willing to share a bit of their breastmilk who was on a plant-based diet, as that was crucial to us, and she quickly connected me with @mattersofmotherhood who, without even knowing me, and without question, stepped up and donated a few ounces to us in the middle of the night.”
The new mom went on to extend her gratitude to the kind people who helped her baby boy. “Needless to say, Leafar’s levels boosted, and we are now happily breastfeeding at home. Can’t thank @mattersofmotherhood enough for getting us through those rough nights with your donation,” she concluded. “This is true community. True sisterhood. True kindness. And I can’t wait to pay it forward one day soon.”
Von D’s caption was accompanied by a video of Leafar breast-feeding.
The Kat Von D Makeup founder announced on Sunday, December 2, that she and husband Leafar Seyer, who tied the knot in February, had welcomed their first child. “Meet our beautiful baby boy, Leafar Von D Reyes,” she wrote on Instagram. “Thank you to all our beloved friends+family, fans+followers for your patience in us announcing his long awaited arrival! To be honest, my husband @prayers and I want to take the next 40 days [the 4th trimester] to focus on the baby and our amazing relationship transitioning into amazing parenthood — so, please excuse us if we’re not on here as much for a little while. Just know we love you all and thank you for all the words of love+support!”
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