Meghan Trainor recently introduced her 5-month-old son Riley on television for the first time with her husband Daryl Sabara and she opened up about life as a new mom… including her decision to bottle-feed her baby boy.
On Thursday’s episode of Today, the twenty-seven-year-old was very candid surrounding their first few months of parenthood.
Trainor explained how she initially tried to breastfeed her son but eventually decided that bottle-feeding would be the best route for both her and Riley.
“I did a lot of research before of like why is breastfeeding so hard. Especially with a [Cesarean] section, my body wasn’t like, ‘Alright, time to make milk,’ ” she told Today’s Hoda Kotb. “I was pumping as soon as I got to my room after the C-section. I really struggled making milk. So finally, I was like, ‘I’m done!'” Trainor recalled before adding she “never felt guilty” about her decision to switch to bottle-feeding.
“Everyone was like, ‘Good for you. I’m proud that you even tried,'” she shared.
She also gushed over her baby boy Riley, exclaiming that he is the “smiliest, happiest baby.”
“If I walk in a room, he just lights up, [he has] the biggest smile,” she said. “Nobody told me he’s gonna love you so much and light up when you walk in a room. You’re like, ‘Oh my goodness. We’re his everything.’ ”
Last month, the Grammy Award winner opened up for the first time surrounding the “terrifying” delivery of her son back in February. She revealed that her newborn was breech, meaning he was lying bottom first instead of the usual-head first position and had “breathing issues” immediately after delivery.
“It was one of those horror stories where he didn’t cry,” Trainor explained, according to PEOPLE. “He didn’t make noise when he came out. I was like, ‘Why isn’t he crying?’ ”
“It was terrifying,” the first-time mom recalled. Her baby was immediately rushed to the neonatal intensive care unit and had to have a feeding tube.
“I got to see him for one second before they took him away,” Trainor told Today. “That was probably the worst part.”
Back in April, Trainor posted a video on TikTok documenting Riley’s early days. The video explored how Riley was intubated after his birth, and that Trainor had to FaceTime a nurse in order to see him.
As hard as it was, the clip ended with joy, with Riley being placed on Trainor’s chest. The rest of the video showed Riley’s growth, how he was taken off the tubes, and other various happy moments he had with his parents.
“We had a rocky start… but Riley is perfect, happy and healthy,” Trainor wrote. “So lucky to be your mama sweet boy.”