Back in Jan of this year, Keshia accuses estranged husband Ed Hartwell of not checking up on her during the pregnancy, not paying for his half of the prenatal paternity test or any other expenses associated with the pregnancy.
On an episode of her Kandidly Keshia podcast that was posted Friday, the 37-year-old actress said “everything was kept very private” for “safety reasons” and that her doctor and nurses did an “amazing job” taking care of her. However, she was offended by a lactation specialist, who not only had no idea who she was but also assumed she was an poor mother in need.
“Bless this old little lady’s heart,” Pulliam said. “This old little white lady…she’s like about 70 years old.”
The actress said the woman handed her a hospital pamphlet, opened to a page that contained “about 30 different numbers and resources” for mothers and told her, “We have some great programs that you may want to take advantage of that you may need. Um, WIC is a great program.. Keshia continues sharing her unfortunate experience at the hospital. “So I guess she saw this little black girl with the little baby by herself and on the door, I didn’t realize that they’d put like a faux last name and the last name was Brown,” Pulliam continued. “So I guess she saw ‘Miss. Brown’ and was like, ‘She probably needs some WIC.’ So she said, ‘Yes, WIC is…an amazing program that you may want to take advantage of and I don’t know if you have insurance-‘ that’s when I stopped her, I said, ‘Ma’am, I have excellent insurance but thank you.'”
The actress also said the woman did not help her learn to breastfeed.
“Like, she didn’t want to touch me,” she said. “They literally will like, guide your boob, show you how to hold it, put it in the baby’s mouth. This lady was not trying to touch my little brown boobie. Not at all.”