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By Molly Thomson

New mom Khloe Kardashian is getting candid with her fans about her struggles with breastfeeding.

Khloe Kardashian celebrates the launch of Good American with Emma Grede at Bloomingdale's on October 28, 2017 in New York City.Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images for Good American

The "Revenge Body" host revealed in a tweet Thursday that she both breastfeeds and uses formula for 2-month-old daughter True despite hopes that she would be able to rely solely on the former.

"Mommy shaming is real!" Kardashian wrote in response to a fan thanking her for being transparent about using formula in a post on her app. "But the truth is I've tried and tried and tried to breast feed only and it wasn't working for me. I feel fortunate that I am able to still breast-feed but with the help of formula. Breast-feeding is something I really wanted to do. Just am not fully able."

Twitter users responded to Kardashian's reveal in droves with their own stories about breastfeeding-related hardships.

"(Breastfeeding) is literally the hardest thing mentally and physically," Twitter user @MeghanSimone15 wrote. "Someone is depending solely on you for nutrients. I probably cried once a week over breast feeding."

"I had to do the same thing with my first born," @stephaniemn83 relayed. "I felt like I was doing something wrong and I wanted to do what I was 'supposed' to do."

"My 1st daughter chose formula over me and it BROKE my heart," @LadieCiaraAllen added. "You are doing great and that's what matters."

Back in May, Kardashian offered encouraging words to an expectant mom about breastfeeding — and hinted at her own similar battle with her newborn.

"Don’t be scared! You’ll do amazing!!" she wrote. "Congratulations. Breast feeding is the hardest part of it all believe it or not one day at a time."

Kardashian is far from the only celebrity to speak publicly about their struggles with breastfeeding. Actress Jamie-Lynn Siegler revealed in April that she stopped breastfeeding so she could continue taking her multiple sclerosis medication. Former "Hills" star Whitney Port confessed in a tearful video that she found the experience "incredibly painful." And TODAY's own Dylan Dreyer found that her body couldn't produce enough milk for her young son, Calvin.

This candor from Kardashian — and from celebrity and non-celebrity moms alike — show just how deeply personal breastfeeding can be. And simple words of encouragement can make all the difference.