Rebecca Judd reveals the most excruciating thing she suffered after the birth of her first child.

Sharing with news.com.au for the launch of her new book, The Baby Bible, Rebecca shared a photo of her breasts in the days following his birth.

“I looked ridiculous … like Dolly Parton on steroids,” she said.


“I was shocked. Oscar being the first I think my boobs just freaked out. They were so hard and it was really difficult to breastfeed because you have to nuzzle in to the boob to latch on to the nipple, but because they were rock hard it was almost like he couldn’t get on properly and it was really difficult.

She said the pain was “excruciating” and worse than when the epidural wore off during labour.

“For me it was more painful,” she said.

“I was a blubbering mess for two days with these bloody boobs. To touch them was like touching a wall. They were rock hard. It was awful. They were boiling hot. Burning hot.”

LAUNCHED ????My first book #TheBabyBible is officially on sale! So what’s in it you may ask? – a month by month guide of what’s happening to you and your baby with my personal pregnancy stories woven in (all the good stuff, ALL the gory stuff) – My dream team of medical professionals; Ob/gyn @drlenkliman, Ultrasound specialist Dr Andrew Ngu, midwife @midwifecath, paediatric sleep scientist @mcgill.amanda and women’s health physio @shirakramerwhphysio who contribute with their expertise and answer every question I could throw at them. – The different routines I used for all my babies based on professional advice I sought. – Lists! What to pack for hospital, what gear you need at home, what to take when you travel with a newborn. – Pregnancy beauty, skincare and fashion advice. – How to style the nursery, where to shop – Baby shower fun – Recipes I cooked and demolished while growing my bump/s – Pregnancy safe exercise routines to support core and pelvic floor as prescribed by @shirakramerwhphysio (and used by me for all three pregnancies). – Breastfeeding, labour and PND info and where to go for help – plus lots more!!! Thanks to @laurenssams @thelighthaus and @allenandunwin for all your help ????

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  • My sister said she finally got decent boobs after her first child, not as big as Bec’s but size B. My 3rd child was my fun one as had to lay on my back to feed him as my milk came too fast and was coming out of his nose and mouth.


  • Love Rebecca and she is so honest!


  • Oh wow, they became huge the poor thing.


  • What a painful experience for a first time mum.


  • Oh my! They must have been so painful!!


  • Oh wow, they are huge! Probably look even bigger cos she’s such a tiny woman


  • Ouch! that must have been quite painful.

    • Thankfully there are ways to manage pain relief for this issue.


  • Aw bless, that must have been very painful ! I can imagine it must have been very difficult to latch with these boobs. Glad they turned back to normal.


  • I was lucky, no problems with my breasts. Plenty of other things, though.


  • Wow, they were massive!!


  • Wishing her the best with bub and book!


  • Hardest thing I ever did was breast feed! For something that’s supposed to be natural I struggled with all three my children didn’t go to plan ever! Mr 3 was the only one who gig last 2 months and then that was it couldn’t do it no milk hurts so bad gave up


  • The book sounds great hope the price is resonable so people can buy And wishing Bec all the best.


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