Olivia Munn is getting real about the “luxuries” of being a new parent.
On Monday, the 41-year-old took to Instagram to share candid new photos that featured her partner, comedian John Mulaney, and their five-month-old son Malcolm posing in a public bathroom.
“A single-occupancy public bathroom that locks… a luxury for parents,” she captioned the post for her more than 2.5 million followers.
The actress’s photos were met with praise from fans for being transparent about some of the less glamorous aspects of parenthood, as well as comments from parents who found the post relatable.
“That caption is no understatement!” one fan commented, while another added that single-occupancy bathrooms should be “mandatory everywhere.”
“Parenhood!” one commenter chimed in.
“Such a luxury!” someone else wrote.
“The perks of parenthood and a young kid…we completely used the family toilets until ours was two-years-old,” someone else added.
“Wait until you have to potty train on the toilets with automatic flushers,” one person joked. “It will scar your toddler for life.”
Earlier this week, Munn celebrated her first Mother’s Day by posting a candid photo of herself eating fried chicken and biscuits to Instagram. The star included a special message to any mother who might be struggling with her mental health.
“Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there, but especially to the moms who are struggling with postpartum depression/anxiety, still wearing their maternity clothes because you’ve realized that the snap back is bullshit and so unreal, and feel insecure as they scroll through Insta today realizing they don’t have the energy, creativity or brain power to post a beautiful pic of motherhood,” she wrote.
Munn has been vocal about normalizing some of the postpartum struggles parents face since she became a mom in November.
Back in February, Munn got candid about a common hurdle of being a new mom: breastfeeding.
She shared a video via Instagram, discussing the obstacles she faced trying to breastfeed her son with low milk supply. Through a series of text on screen captions, the “Predator” actress revealed she consulted two lactation consultants, tried three different breastfeeding pillows and pumps, nipple ointments and heating pads as well as lactation teas, cookies, gummies and soups to try to increase her milksupply.
Munn said at one point she was drinking liters of coconut water and had even taped a device filled with a formula that featured tubes that she could tape to her nipples to help feed her baby, provide skin to skin contact and hopefully stimulate milk production.
“None of it worked! I cried and cried,” she wrote. “I felt like my body was failing. I worried I wouldn’t bond with my baby.”
The actress eventually had a change of heart for her situation and said “f—k it.”
“Breastfeeding is good… and so is formula,” she wrote.”To the mamas out there — do whatever you need to feed your baby and don’t let anyone make you feel bad about it,” she penned.