Tamar Braxton on 1st Child: 'Wasn't Love at First Sight'

Singer and reality-TV star reveals her child's initial failure to breast-feed limited their bond.
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Transcript for Tamar Braxton on 1st Child: 'Wasn't Love at First Sight'
And first, with a candid admission from tamar braxton. She had a hard time bonding with her son. Here's braxton's interview with abbie boudreau. Reporter: After revealing her love on top for the first time on "gma" -- we now have the first glimpse of tamar braxton's 8-week-old baby boy, logan, in the latest issue of "us weekly." All outspoken about her stumbles during pregnancy. I'm pregnant, tired and fat. Reporter: In this exclusive interview with "gma," she's just as candid about her post-baby struggles. Did you ever feel unattached to your baby? I guess in a sense I did feel unattached. You know, I really, really wanted to connect with him because I wanted to breast-feed. And when he didn't latch on, and when I couldn't produce milk, i thought, is this the wrong child? Am I the wrong mother? Really. Reporter: You said you didn immediately fall in love. I didn't. I loved him, you know? But I wasn't, like, oh, gosh, yes, my baby, ooh. It wasn't that. It was more like, what do I do now? Reporter: Tamar says she felt disappointed, more than depressed. What did you think when the baby was first handed to you? I was in shock. You know, it took me a few days to really, like, come to terms with the fact that I am a mom. And this is my baby. Reporter: Tamar says she didn't change her son's diaper for a week and a half. I was questioning my motherhood. Is this a mistake that god made? Is this something I need to hand over to my husband? He and the baby connected instantly. And I wanted that. And I guess I was a little jealous. Pretty much. Am I being honest here? I guess I am. Reporter: Mental health experts say tamar's experience is common. The research says that 20% to 30% of moms feel this way. And I actually think it's higher. It's just that most moms are too embarrassed to admit it. Reporter: Tamar says, once her son started to breast-feed, she finally felt a connection. When he latched on, he got me and I got him. Reporter: Now, busier than ever, tamar is working on her album, starring in two reality shows and hosting a talk show. But she says being a mom is her number one priority. I am very happy. I feel complete. He is the best thing that ever happened to me. Reporter: For "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. Dr. Jen ashton. You delivered over 1,000 babies. And you saw it a lot. I saw it with my patients. One in five women will go through this. Probably more. Can we imagine how it would feel to hear someone close to you who just delivered say, I'm not feeling it with this baby? How would we react to it? First, how brave someone has to be to admit this to themselves and to others. And reassure in the short term, this is common. It can be a sign of postpartum depression. Just because a woman feels this way, doesn't mean she has postpartum. And can it be pure exhaustion? You can't feel much. Sometimes drugs are involved. You had just gone through a lot. It can be all those things. What goes on in the delivery room physically, does not a parent make. What makes someone a parent is social. It's emotional. And that will occur at a different time period. For different people. Could it happen if you were great with your first baby but not with your second or third? Yeah. Absolutely. It's more common with the first. When I had my daughter, who was my second, I was used to being a mom to a little boy. They handed her to me. And I said, what am I going to do with a girl? What are the signs it can be more serious? If it doesn't resolve in a couple days. If there's other signs of po postpartum depression, you want to have the bravery and courage and ask for help. It's great to hear what she's saying now. And her husband says he is a prince. One of the nicest guys you want to be around. She's very blessed. Express that emotion again. Sometimes we see celebrities come out with things. Yeah, that's a no-brainer. This took courage. For every woman going through this, it's a brave thing. Thanks very much.

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