America Ferrera Opens Up About Kerry Washington’s Contribution During Her Postpartum Journey 


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Actress America Ferrera revealed how Kerry Washington helped her after she gave birth to her son Sebastian, 5. In an interview published in People on January 4, the Barbie actress shared an insight into her postpartum journey. The actress candidly opens up about Washington’s contribution in making her survive the difficult time after giving birth. Moreover, Ferrera who is a mother of Sebastian and daughter Lucia Marisol, 3 whom she shared with Ryan Piers Williams also strives to balance motherhood and work-life.

Keep reading to get more details about the actress’s journey.

America said she is lucky to have Kerry Washington as a friend

The 39-year-old told the outlet, “When I first had my first child, my son, I went back to shoot on Superstore when he was 10 weeks old. I was so lucky to have Kerry Washington as a friend, who had two of her babies while she was on Scandal.”

Furthermore, talking about balancing her work-life and motherhood the actress added, “I remember asking her, ‘How do you do it? How are you on a TV show and have a newborn baby? What am I going to do? And she gave me the most detailed instructions of every single thing that I was going to do to make my life easier, down to the exact Pack ‘n Play for my trailer.”

Ferrera also said that Washington even suggested her “pumping and breastfeeding schedule on set and exactly what bra she bought to get for wardrobe.” 

The Scandal star’s suggestions indeed saved the actress as she put in. On top of that, Ferrera said she won’t be able to survive that period without Washington.

As the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants actress noted, “I think all the time about how many tears and how much energy and how much money and how much trial and error she saved me by just telling me what she learned. And countless times, just in the almost six years that I’ve been a mom, it’s other moms and other women who have saved me and kept me going and kept me feeling like I can do this.”

Needless to say, this Barbie is blessed with great friends.

Let’s check out the statement of other A-listers who opened up about their postpartum journey.

Keke Palmer

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On August 21 of last year, Palmer said during an interview with Essence, “I think my breastfeeding journey was also very empowering because it was so difficult. And I wanted to give up at so many different points, but I just kept pushing myself and kept trying to figure it out.”

Later on, she noted, “The relationship I had with my son during that process empowered me to get back up and do things for myself again.”

Elsa Hosk

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The Victoria’s Secret model shared a pic of herself on Instagram breastfeeding her baby girl, Tuulikki Joan Daly in March 2021. After a few hours, she posted the same snap and talked about the double standards of society. As she wrote, “Find it interesting the amount of dms I get from men who get offended when you post a photo breastfeeding… Like, why is the most natural thing so offending to you? Breasts literally excists [sic] so we can feed our children [red heart emoji].”

Tia Mowry

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The Twitches actress who shares son Cree, 12, and daughter Cairo, 5, with ex Cory Hardrict shared an insight about her postpartum struggle in a long Instagram post on August 10.

“When I had Cree, I was struggling to breastfeed him,” the actress wrote. “I was only able to breastfeed for 3 months before having to switch to formula. And during the second time, I found that I was able to breastfeed Cairo for 13 months.” 

Consequently, she penned, “Nonetheless, the journey was difficult…if you are struggling with breastfeeding, I want you to know that it is more than okay to feed your children formula. As long as your children are fed, loved, happy, and supported that’s all that matters.”

Nikki Reed

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The Twilight star also talked about her breastfeeding journey in 2019 after she gave birth to her 20-month-old daughter Bodhi Soleil Reed. “To be honest, I have no idea how long her and I will be on this journey together. I follow her lead, and she tells me exactly what she needs,” the 35-year-old wrote.

Later the actress also welcomed her second child, a boy with her husband Ian Somerhalder on June 29 2023.

Rumer Willis

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During a family beach day in August 2023, the House Bunny actress shared a photo of her breastfeeding daughter Louetta, who she shares with musician Derek Richard Thomas.

Hilary Duff

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After welcoming her second child, daughter Banks in 2019 the Lizzie McGuire alum shared a snap of her breastfeeding her daughter which she captioned, “On a lighter note…. @acrebaja was bomb.”

Also Read: Kelly Clarkson Opens Up About Her Health and Weight-Loss Journey

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