Kristen Bell Recalls The Time She Breastfed Husband Dax Shepard

Hope you've had your cereal this morning, because you probably won't look at milk in the same way ever again after this. Or Kristen Bell and her husband, Dax Shepard, for that matter.

In episode four of her web series, Momsplaining - on which the Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Bad Moms actress talks about parenting with new mothers or mothers-to-be - Bell was talking about breastfeeding with Scandal star Katie Lowes.

"It is a little bit strange to go from an autonomous woman to all of a sudden being a food truck," explained Bell to Lowes, who has just had her first child.

"Isn't it crazy how much of your nipple and your boob has to go in their mouth?" said Bell.

"They're biting a burger," agreed Lowes.

So far, so normal. These are the realities of having kids and breastfeeding them, and it's good that Bell talks about them so candidly.

But then things started to take a bit of a weird turn. Bell told Lowes how, after her daughter had stopped nursing, she had mastitis. That, if you didn't know, is a build-up of milk in the breast duct that, if left untreated, could turn into an infection.

"I was in Atlanta," explained Bell. "We couldn't call a doctor, and this was right after the baby stopped nursing."

Whether it's mother's intuition or just pure logic, Lowes seems to understand where the story is heading. "So what do you do... Kristen? Oh. My. God."

Bell in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Credit: Universal
Bell in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Credit: Universal

Haven't worked it out yet? Then we'll let Bell spell it out and, er, spill the news.

"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."

Understandably, too. For while that might seem a little bit gross, really it just demonstrates how dedicated and devoted and in love Shepard must be. Which, when it comes down to it, is what all of us want in our other halves - even if that means having to sometimes to the absolutely unthinkable.

Although, to be fair, some people would probably pay good money to have that experience. Now that really would be weird.

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Mischa Pearlman

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