Just in case you had a BURNING NEED to know how Susan Sarandon feels about breastfeeding…
The actress weighed in during a Q&A after a MOMS-hosted special screening of her new film TheÃÂ Meddler, in which she plays Rose ByrneÃ¢â¬Ës overbearing mother:
Ã¢â¬ÅNursing can be really, really challenging. I wasÃÂ very lucky in terms of nursing, but every baby doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t respond the sameÃÂ way, and then you get mastitis and it hurts if you choose toÃÂ nurse Ã¢â¬â not everybody does. And then the relationship with the pump really becomes a nightmare.Ã¢â¬Â
Sarandon, a mother of three Ã¢â¬â daughter Eva Amurri Martino, 31, and sons Miles, 23, and Jack Henry Robbins, 26 Ã¢â¬â also shared her own experiences with nursing.
Ã¢â¬ÅThe first time, I had a [breast pump] unit in my house that looked like an iron lung that I had to rent from BigelowÃ¢â¬â¢s because they were the only ones that had it,Ã¢â¬Â theÃÂ actress said. Ã¢â¬ÅThis was 30 years ago.Ã¢â¬Â
Sarandon also advised soon-to-be mothers:
Ã¢â¬ÅWhat I always tell any woman whoÃ¢â¬â¢s telling me theyÃ¢â¬â¢reÃÂ thinking of having a baby is that no matter how involved orÃÂ well-intentioned your baby daddy or husband is, it is up to you in theÃÂ beginning. ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s the way itÃ¢â¬â¢s designed, thereÃ¢â¬â¢s just no gettingÃÂ around that.Ã¢â¬Â
SheÃÂ continued, Ã¢â¬ÅTry to have the best time you can with the birth andÃÂ everything else because itÃ¢â¬â¢s a pretty crazy, sci-fi adventure, and tryÃÂ not to think you have to be perfect.Ã¢â¬Â
Ya hear, moms?