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TAMAR BRAXTON OPENS UP ABOUT HER POST-BABY STRUGGLES [VIDEO+ PHOTOS]

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In an exclusive interview with Good Morning America, Singer Tamar Braxton opens up about her post-baby struggles:

In an exclusive interview with “Good Morning America” correspondent Abbie Boudreau, Braxton, who stars in the WE tv reality show “Braxton Family Values,” talked about her post-baby issues.

She revealed that she didn’t immediately fall in love with Logan, who is now 2 months old.

“I loved him, you know,” she said. “But I wasn’t like ‘oh, gosh, yes my baby, ooh,’ you know. It wasn’t that. It was more like what do I do now, you know?”

Asked whether she ever felt completely unattached to the baby, the “Love and War” singer told Boudreau: “I guess in a sense I did feel unattached because you know, I really, really wanted to connect with him because I wanted to breast-feed. And when he didn’t latch on and when I couldn’t produce milk I just felt like, ‘Is this the wrong child?’ You know what I mean? ‘Am I the wrong mother?’”

Braxton, 36, didn’t feel depressed, but she said she felt disappointed.

She explained her emotions when she was first handed her son after his birth.

“You’re in shock,” she said. “And you know, it took me a few days to really, like, come to terms with the fact that I am a mom and this is my baby.”

Uncomfortable in her new role as a mother, Braxton said she didn’t change her son’s diaper for the first week and a half after his birth. Her hands-on husband, Vince Herbert, took on the diaper duty.

“Well you know, I was questioning my motherhood. … Like, is this a mistake that God made? Or like, is this something that I need to hand over to my husband because he and the baby connected instantly. And I wanted that. And I guess I was a little jealous, pretty much. Am I being really honest here? I guess I am,” she said.

Mental health experts like psychologist Stacy Kaiser say Braxton’s experience is common.(READ MORE)

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  1. He’s a cutie pie. Maybe what she felt, at first, was another form of postpartum depression? Glad everything worked out well in the end for her and the baby!

  2. Logan is allllll Vince! I can relate to Tamar. I didn’t immediately feel the connection with my first. It’s real life. She’ll be a great mom, and hopefully baby Logan will help her mature.

  3. He is cute. He favors his dad…I’m glad we didn’t have to wait a long time to see him like some celebrities make us wait.

    • Congratulations Vincent…..Logan looks such much like his father. I do hope the baby will help Tamar grow, and learn it’s not all about her anymore!!!

  4. Some women immediately fall in love with their child. I know I did, it was like oh my goodness, I did this, he is mine. Other women do not feel the bond immediately & it’s ok. It doesn’t mean the mother doesn’t love the child, it just means the feeling wasn’t immediately present. There are some women who fall immediately in love & end up abusing their child. As long as she loves & treats him with unconditional love, there is absolutely nothing wrong with her or her experience.

    Logan looks just like Vince.

  5. Why are some people scared of hearing the truth? I think everybody has heard a woman say she was feeling a certain way after giving birth, but it gets swept under the rug. But when a woman has enough confidence to come out & say the truth regarding birth (i.e. it’s not all happy tears & perfection) people wanna get upset & shame her. I’m happy Tamar is telling her stories, millions of women can relate to her.

    Baby Logan is adorable. I think he’s a good mix of Vince & Tamar. I see a lot of Vince, especially in the mouth & nose area. But i see a little Braxton poking thru lol

  6. I don’t get the big deal “Tamar Braxton admits to not being attached to son after giving birth” annnd this abnormal since when? I’m pretty sure she’s not the only mother in the world whose felt some kind of disconnect about becoming a mother, it is a psychical and definitely a mental experience. Oh well forget the media and other women who down her for being truthful, her son is handsome and I wish her and Vince the best!

  7. how can u judge her on how she felt?? I don’t know her personally to judge her on what type of person she is….and if u don’t then neither do u….smh at how ppl judge others for their TRUE FEELINGS

  8. i do not understand why Vince is married to her, she is so vain and he seems down to earth, like how can you carry a child and feel the way she does because of material possessions and attention???? really, she aint got no mental issue, she used to all eyes on her and did not want to give that up, that is called being a narcissist

    • It’s called hormones. Grant it she is spoiled and likes attention, but she is also very loving and sensitive as all get out, and she LOVES Vince. I think she will make a wonderful mother.
      BTW Logan is precious looking like his daddy!

    • I think you missed the point of the whole interview. Apparently she was sad that Logan didn’t latch on to her, but once he did there was that connection. Her feelings came from not wanting to be rejected by her own baby. Plus she was confused at what to do when she first gave birth. It didn’t immediately sink in that she was somebody’s mama

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