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Tyler Hubbards’s Wife Hayley Explains Why She Isn’t Breastfeeding Son Atlas

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Tyler Hubbards’s Wife Hayley Explains Why She Isn’t Breastfeeding Son Atlas
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: (L-R) Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line and Hayley Stommel Hubbard attend the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and his wife Hayley welcomed their third child, Atlas, on September 24. The couple have shared a few snaps of their new son on social media, and Hayley recently shared with People that she won’t be breastfeeding their new baby. She says they will be feeding Atlas formula due to symptoms of postpartum depression she’s experienced in the past.

“I’m not breastfeeding this time around because, now looking back, breastfeeding really amplified symptoms of postpartum depression for me,” she says. “It was never something that came easy to me or something that I honestly enjoyed, no matter how many specialists we talked to or how well I was producing milk.”

Not only does using formula help mitigate the symptoms of postpartum depression, but it also frees up time for Hayley, who is already juggling so much as a mother and wife. Skipping breastfeeding also allows Tyler to help out more with the feedings of baby Atlas, which has proven beneficial for both parents.

“Knowing that I would be coming home to two busy toddlers that needed my attention, and a husband that was injured, breastfeeding and pumping around-the-clock seemed even more daunting,” Hayley says, referencing Tyler, who sustained an ankle injury this summer. “I encourage anyone else feeling this way to do the same and to not feel any shame about it. It has been significantly life-changing in the best way for my mental health and postpartum.”

“We’re getting more sleep with Atlas than we did with the other babies since Hayley isn’t breastfeeding this time around,” adds Tyler. “We can now share the responsibility of feeding, which is really nice and allows me to have more bonding time with Atlas.”

Baby Atlas joins his 2-year-old sister Olivia and 1-year-old brother Luca. The couple say their other children are adjusting well to having a new sibling, but their dog might need a little more time to get used to the new addition.

“They love it!” they say of their other two children. “Luca doesn’t know the difference yet, but he’s adjusting well and loves looking at Atlas and giggling. Liv is in love with Atlas, and is over the moon that she has a new baby brother to hold and love on. She says, ‘He’s so cute, so tiny and so sweet!’ And our fur child, Harley, is just annoyed that there’s another human taking attention away from him!”