African American music star Nicki Minaj recently opened up about her birthing story, admiting breastfeeding “is very painful”. The 38-year-old star who welcomed her son into the world three months ago, stated this during an impromptu fan Q&A on Twitter.
Asked about her first time breastfeeding her child, she wrote: “He had no problem breastfeeding. He latched on in the hospital which was very surprising to me”.
“I was afraid maybe he wouldn’t. But breast feeding is very painful. Pumping is too. Women make this stuff look way too easy. Moms are really superheroes”
The ‘Barbie Dreams’ hitmaker admitted she was “butt naked” when her waters broke at home, and husband Kenneth Petty was “very scared” at the moment.
The first-time mom was in labor “all night” and had a natural vaginal birth with epidurals. “I pushed for 2 1/2 hours,” she explained. “Only [because] first the epidural didn’t wear off enough for me to feel myself pushing. Once I was able to feel the pain I pushed him out.”
Although the multi-platinum selling rap star hasn’t announced the baby’s name or shared a photo of his face, she referred to him by the adorable nickname, “Papa Bear,” in an Instagram post showcasing a never-before-seen pregnancy pic.
Minaj went on to dish on bonding with her son while he was still in the womb. She also revealed that Ciara has been extremely helpful in giving parenting advice, and that Ariana Grande sent her son “gorgeous gifts”
When asked more about her pregnancy journey, Minaj encouraged fans to watch her upcoming six-episode docuseries on HBO Max.
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