KAT VON D REAL : i SOUGHT BREASTMILK DONOR TO FEED NEWBORN LEAFAR .
Kat Von D has revealed that she sought out a vegan breastmilk donor to help supplement her newborn’s intake during the first days of his life.
Taking to Instagram the former reality star explained that she was determined to purely breastfeed her baby son Leafar, who is just a few days old.
However when her milk supply took time to come in after giving birth, as is usual in new mothers, her pediatrician advised her to supplement.
But while she didn’t want to use formula, Kat also had another strict requirement.
‘I called my beloved midwife 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 connect me to matters of motherhood who without even knowing me, and without question, stepped up and donated a few ounces to us in the middle of the night.’
The donation was the boost baby Leafar needed.
‘Needless to say, Leafar’s levels boosted and we are now happily breastfeeding at home. This is true community, true sisterhood. True kindness. And I can’t wait to pay it forward one day soon.’
Accompanying Kat’s post was a video showing her newborn successfully nursing from his mother.
Celebrity tattoo artist Kat welcomed Leafer with husband Rafael Reyes earlier this month, announcing the happy news on Instagram on Sunday.
Kat, 36, wrote: ‘Meet our beautiful baby boy, Leafar Von D Reyes,’ including a picture of her arrival and husband Rafael Reyes – who goes by the name of Leafar Seyer.