America’s favorite T.V. daughter, Keshia Knight Pulliam, was mistaken for a poor mother in need of some serious government assistance during a hospital stay after giving birth to her daughter Ella Grace last month.
The Cosby Show alum recounted the experience on an episode of her Kandidly Keshia podcast on Friday where she described an encounter with a lactation specialist who more so came off like a sales woman, who was sent to Keshia’s room to make a pitch for the supplemental nutrition program WIC.
"Bless this old little lady's heart. This old little white lady...she's like about 70 years old. 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. 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.'"
To add insult to injury Keshia says the woman didn’t even help her learn how to breastfeed.
"Like, she didn't want to touch me. 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."
With the help of her support coach, Pulliam eventually ended up getting another lactation specialist to assist.
Despite Keyshia’s one off awkward exchange the actress says her doctor and nurses were very welcoming and did an amazing job taking care of her.
Note to my future lactation specialist: Don’t. Try Me.