Stacey Solomon shares honest Instagram post breastfeeding newborn son admitting she’s struggling breastfeeding her third son.
The Loose Women Star, who welcomed her first child with Joe Swash on 24th May, has shared an honest update about her experiences as a new mum.
The mum-of-three has revealed she is struggling to breastfeed her newborn son for the first time, comparing the experience to her other two children.
The 29-year-old took to Instagram to share a candid make-up free selfie of her breastfeeding her weeks old baby, jokingly admitting he could not ‘latch onto her Pepperami nipples.’
Alongside the post the TV presenter wrote: ‘Trying to smile 😂 This is my face every time he latches on 😂 I didn’t breastfeed Leighton and I don’t remember 11 years ago with Zach so it came as a bit of a shock to me when my feeding experience wasn’t blissful breast time and expressing pints of milk in between!’
She added: ‘After not mastering the latch that leaving my boobs engorged and my nipples feeling like they’d been rubbed on sandpaper I think we are finally getting there. I’ve been milked by just about every health visitor and breastfeeding specialist around (for which I am eternally grateful) and my baby can finally get his tiny mouth around, what Zach and Leighton call, my Pepperami nipples!
‘We still haven’t mastered it yet and we might never master it – that’s ok too. I just thought for anyone out there struggling or who struggled to breastfeed that it’s perfectly OK, there’s nothing wrong with you, and you’re doing amazingly. All things I’ve struggled to believe at times.
‘It’s so wonderful to see people’s happy breastfeeding pictures and amazing expressing photos – I love them, but from somebody who is lucky to express 10ml if not dust when I put a pump on I would have loved to see some different experiences too.
‘Here’s to making it work no matter what way round you do it! Breast or bottle, Mammas, YOU ARE INCREDIBLE! 💪🏼.’
Friends and fans flooded to praise the new mum.
One said: ‘Sending you all the love Stacey xxx breast or bottle, home birth or hospital, falafel for tea every night or fish fingers – who cares? What matters is children are LOVED! Xxxxxxxx.’
Another added: ‘Well done you gorgeous, gorgeous mama!! You are a superstar and you’re so right! All you mums are doing a bloody great job! 💕💕💕💕💕.’
Stacey announced she was pregnant with her first child with Joe Swash in February.
This is Stacey’s third son. Though, the star has not yet revealed the name of her tiny tot.
Stacey is also mum to 11-year-old Zachary and seven-year-old Leighton from previous relationships.