Catfish star Nev Schulman’s fiancée, Laura Perlongo, has opened up about the meltdown which caused her to “cry uncontrollably” during her first days of motherhood.
On Friday, the couple were thrilled to welcome their first child, daughter Cleo James, however Perlongo has revealed her emotionally grueling struggle with breastfeeding in a candid Instagram post.
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“No one warned me my breasts would quadruple in size, turn into painful rocks and send me into a total meltdown days after giving birth,” Perlongo wrote alongside a cute snap showing her breastfeeding Cleo while cuddled up to Schulman. “Thank god nev remembered someone had reached out to offer help in this arena which, weeks ago, we sort of brushed off... now i know we were very naive.”
Perlongo gave a shout out to a birthcare educative service, Birth Day Presence, for helping her through the trying time.
“I couldn't be more grateful to Jada Shapiro @birthdaypresence for coming over and teaching us how to deal these first few days and putting us on a path to success,” the freelance writer and copy director wrote. “I want to encourage new moms to get help BEFORE they need it and avoid the hopeless, uncontrollable crying you can still detect on my face in this picture.”
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The couple got engaged in May, shortly after announcing the pregnancy.
On Monday, Schulman posted a heartwarming photo of his new daughter clutching his finger.
See more on the couple in the video below.