Tia and Tamera have got breastfeeding on their minds and in their registry of entrepreneurial efforts. The sisters recently sat down with The Bump to talk about their experiences with feeding and how their product, ‘Milky,’ has helped.
Although some mothers choose breastfeeding over formula for the sole purpose of creating a close bond with their children, Tamera told The Bump that her choice to nurse had much to do with baby Aden’s health. “I wanted to make sure my son got a fair start,” said the actress. “I can’t control what’s in formula but I can control what goes into my body. I have never been so health conscious in my life! It all started with nursing and making sure what I was putting into my body wouldn’t seep into my milk. Also, I wanted that bond with my son.”
Tia also chose to breastfeed her son, Cree, when he was an infant but experienced tension from work that caused her to have a limited supply of milk. “I was working a lot, and I became stressed out, so I would run out of milk,” admitted the celeb. “I looked for options that would help me increase my milk supply. Unfortunately, the only thing out there was a nasty tea. But, that is how Milky! was born. My sister and I realized that there wasn’t an aid that was natural, organic and tasted good so we decided to create one.”
‘Milky,’ with natural ingredients and a great taste, has already done wonders for Tamera. “There were two instances where my supply decreased — I got sick and hurt my neck,” explained the star. “I was pumping breast milk and went from 0 ounces to 5 ounces in four days. Sometimes you need a little help, and Milky! was perfect.”
Tia and Tamera didn’t leave the interview with The Bump without giving a bit of advice to moms who are currently breastfeeding saying, “Relax, be patient and enjoy the moment. Don’t think about what’s going on around you. Be present…Stick it out. If you can get past the first four weeks, it’s going to get better — I promise.”
Cree is Tia and husband Cory Hardrict’s first child together. Aden, born in November 2012, is Tamera and Adam Housley’s little one.