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Kristen Bell had to breastfeed her husband because it was a frickin’ emergency

Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do. And for Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, that meant getting a grown man to nurse on his wife's breast.

No wonder Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are so dang close.

On an episode of her web series Momsplaining, one of our favourite celeb moms shared a story about how she once made her husband nurse on her boob to help relieve her mastitis. Yikes.

first panel of a comic about breastfeeding struggles #ThisIsMyLife: Breastfeeding—the struggle is realIn the episode, she’s sitting for brunch with her guest, Scandal actress and new mom Katie Lowes, talking about the last time she had mastitis (her third!), which is basically plugged milk ducts that cause painful inflammation and even infection. It is the worst. At the time, her daughter had just stopped nursing…so guess who had to unblock that sucker? Oh yeah, they went there.

Horrifying, right? Katie is all of us when she realizes what Kristen made Dax do—and her face in her hands says it all. And rather than forever traumatizing the celeb couple, the deed actually brought them closer together. “He was pulling out, and spitting into this cup—and I’ve never been more in love.” That right there is what we call relationship goals and next-level intimacy.

We could give you a play-by-play, but Kristen is so funny, it’s better to hear this ridiculous story straight from the source. Check it out below:

While it’s usually not dangerous if treated quickly, many moms who’ve experienced mastitis can agree, it hurts. And it can lead to a more serious infection that needs to be treated with antibiotics. But when there’s no way to get to a doctor and other treatments (like encouraging your baby to feed frequently from the blocked side to get the milk flowing) don’t work, desperate times call for desperate measures.

Our favourite part of this story though is what Kristen tells Dax in that fateful moment: “We could talk about it, we could be weird about it, or you could just go ahead and nurse.” Way to lay it on the line, mama.  There’s a reason you’re so frickin’ relatable, and we love it.

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