Teen Mom Nikkole Paulun admitted breastfeeding her newborn son Bodhi is “exhausting” while sharing an intimate video of the experience.
The 27-year-old gave birth to her third child earlier this month, after previously suffering a miscarriage, and has been sharing updates on life with her baby boy in the weeks since.
Nikkole shared a video with fans of her breastfeeding Bodhi earlier this week, noting that it’s “exhausting but rewarding” and that she “loves” it.
To showcase just how tired she’s been lately, the MTV star posted another photo of her feeding her son, with him latched onto one of her breasts, as she laid there looking worn out.
She even asked fans in the caption: “Do I deserve to doordash some Starbucks to my door since we’re out of coffee? Yes [or] yes?”
Unfortunately, on the next slide on her Instagram Story, she wrote, “Welp,” and shared a screenhot showing that Starbucks was “currently unavailable” for delivery.
On Monday, Nikkole showed off her little one all cutely bundled up and relaxing.
She zoomed in on him and revealed: “He’s the chillest baby, unless he’s hungry or is getting his diaper changed.”
Nikkole shared that she’s planning to “start introducing a bottle next week.”
After fans tried to convince her not to because of the cost, she explained: “We’ll be bottle feeding with breast milk!
“To give Kyle a chance to help with feeding and prepare for when (and if) I go back to work!”
Nikkole announced the birth of her son in a sweet Instagram post earlier this month.
She shared a snap of herself and husband Kyle Ledda admiring Bodhi in the hospital, writing: "Baby boy is here! After 14 hours of labor we welcomed our sweet rainbow babe last night!
"We’ve been just resting & soaking him all in. Thank you all so much for the prayers & congratulations. He’s perfect!"
Bodhi is the first son for the couple, while Nikkole is also the mother to son Lyle, 11, and daughter Ellie Jade, six.
Last summer, Nikkole revealed she suffered a miscarriage and asked fans to "keep us in your prayers."
Shortly after giving birth to Bodhi, the Teen Mom posed naked in a “diaper” while holding her baby.
Alongside the snap, the MTV alum wrote: “Welcome to the 4th trimester.
“Where time is measured in feedings & diaper changes.
“Where nights turn into days & days turn into nights and before you know it you’ve lost all track of time.
“Where you’re so, so freakin tired, but you never stop going and giving your baby everything they need."
Nikkole noted that “it can be really hard some days but when they’re finally snuggled up in your arms fast asleep, it feels so worth it” and “you’re not going to love every moment and that’s okay.”