Former “Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria wasted no time getting back to work after welcoming her first child at 43.

But figuring out how to work and raise a baby was instantly a challenge for the mom, as she explains in the August issue of Parents magazine.

The actress had son Santiago Enrique Bastón in June 2018 after two years of marriage to her husband, José Bastón.

She soon found that finding balance was her biggest obstacle.

Longoria told Parents:

“Going back to work was hard. Breastfeeding while working was hard, just for the timing of the pumping and the feedings and the sleeping and the not sleeping.”

The actress said she found is best to just try and power through. She explained:

“You just do it and get it done.”

Thankfully, Longoria said that she and her husband lucked out and got an easygoing child. She told the magazine:

“He’s healthy, he’s funny, he’s sweet, he sleeps, he eats.”

Though the 44-year-old balances baby and career, she said that she respects that other parents might not want to do the same.

She told Parents:

“I aim to be a good mom to Santi, but as far as having opinions and really planting my flag in the ground and saying, ‘This is the system I use and everybody should use it,’ I’m definitely not doing that.”

The new mom has been working on promoting her new film, “Dora and the Lost City of Gold,” which premieres in August.

According to a 2018 study, most new moms plan to continue working after they have their first baby, but many actually stop because they underestimated the level of time and money required to have a child.

Starting in the 1990s, child care costs increased along with expectations for mothers to breastfeed.

The percent of moms who no longer work after having a child now overs around 15 percent and 18 percent.

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