AceShowbiz - Kate Upton felt pressure to breast-feed her newborn daughter despite it "sucking the energy away" from her.
The Sports Illustrated model welcomed her daughter Genevieve in 2018 with baseball player husband Justin Verlander and admits being a new mother was overwhelming.
The 27 year old tells Editorialist she felt "so much pressure … to be doing all these things, like breast-feeding on the go."
"The reality, for me, was that breast-feeding was sucking the energy away from me. I realized I needed to calm down, to allow my body to recover," she adds.
Despite the difficulties, Upton insists motherhood has changed her for the better.
"Having VeVe changed my life in such a wonderful way," she shares.
Upton and Verlander wed in November 2017.