Actress Kristen Bell recently shared her experience after suffering from a third bout of mastitis, and how hubby, Dax Shepard, stepped in to help ease the discomfort.

Mastitis is a painful inflammation of the breast caused by a build-up of breast milk.

It’s usually treated with antibiotics, but during one particular trip abroad, Kristen couldn’t get a prescription immediately.

“I was in Atlanta,” Kristen explained. “We couldn’t call a doctor, and this was right after the baby stopped nursing. So I said to my husband, ’I really need you to suck this out. We could talk about it, we could be weird about it, or you could just go ahead and nurse.’”

“He pulled it out. He had a cup next to him. He was pulling out and spitting into this cup, and I’ve never been more in love. In my life.”

Now that’s an awesome husband!

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Have you experienced anything similar to Kristen and Dax?

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  • What a superstar husband!!!


  • Obviously expressing is not an option in such cases. I would never have thought of that solution though.


  • A devoted husband ! No, I didn’y have mastitis one single time.


  • I have had mild mastitis but cold cabbage leaves soothed mine quite a bit. My partner did taste my milk once. He also tried to feed our son. Never again, he said it hurt too much


  • I haven’t experienced that, no.


  • Oh my! Is it really normal to do that? But it helped and that’s the important thing! :-)


  • MAstitis can turn nasty quickly. You gotta do what you gotta do.


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