Mandy Moore Gets Candid About Feeling Like She’s Not a ‘Good Enough’ Mom to Son August

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Mandy Moore is getting real about the highs and lows of motherhood. The “This is Us” star opened up about the pressures of being a new mom in a conversation with Dr. Ashurina Ream, a licensed clinical psychologist, for Lansinoh. “I had these preconceived notions of myself going into motherhood. Obviously I knew it was going to be challenging, but I thought, ‘Oh, I maybe have this sort of naturally maternal side,’ whatever the heck that means. But I guess I just didn’t really recognize the worries, the fears, the sense of responsibility that is so ever-present moving forward once you become a mom,” she said in the Instagram live. Mandy gave birth to her son August in February 2020 and says she worries about not being an adequate mom. “I think as his needs really started to continue to change… I just felt this rush of like, ‘I’m not good enough for him. I don’t know how to be his mom. I know how to feed him, but beyond that, am I suited for this?’ I just felt so ineffective.” She said.