Stacey Solomon has opened up to her Instagram followers and revealed that she is struggling with breastfeeding again and it’s making her feel “sad”.
The 32-year-old mum-of-four gave birth to her first daughter on Monday and has since posted on her Instagram she has been seeking help from breastfeeding experts.
The Loose Women presenter previously admitting to having difficulties when she was feeding her youngest son Rex when he was born and is now two.
Back when Rex was born, the situation made Stacey emotional and she has said that she is experiencing similar issue this time around as well.
Sharing a sweet photo of Rex smiling has he hold some flowers for his mum and sister, while the newborn baby is seen wrapped in a blanket in the foreground, Stacey opened up to her followers in a candid post.
Stacey wrote: “I’m struggling again with feeding this time around so spending all of my energy trying to feed, eat and rest.
“Also seeing local breastfeeding specialists and the community midwives who have been incredible so hoping for a more positive journey in the end this time but not putting pressure on myself.
“Even though it makes me a bit sad, whatever will be will be.”
The former X Factor star also paid tribute to her fans for helping through these tough moments.
She wrote: “Your messages are just everything, especially on these days when the milk is coming in and the oxytocinis on its way out
“I just wanted to say, I know these days can be the hard ones. Keep going. You’re doing amazing mummy.”
Back in 2019, Stacey documented her struggle with breastfeeding and how she felt a “failure” when she wasn’t able to feed Rex as a newborn.
She said at the time: “Breastfeeding never happened for me the way that I imagined. I did my best to try and master it, but it wasn’t to be.
“I felt like I’d failed & that I’d lost the chance to have that special time and bond with Rex. I felt like everyone else was going to feed him and I’d lose my baby.”
Eventually, Stacey came to terms with the situation, and she told her followers: “The truth is, I did my absolute best. Every baby is different.
“I’m so lucky I have a few wonderful breastfeeding memories and some women don’t get that chance. I have an extremely special bond with Rex, one that would be there whether I breastfed or not, he grew in my tummy and we’ve known each other for a long time.
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“I love bottle feeding, it’s nice to share the feeding with Joe and our family sometimes too, they’re not stealing him away, just helping and bonding too.”
Stacey welcomed her first daughter on her 32nd birthday, and is also mum to 13-year-old Zachary, and nine-year-old Leighton in addition to Rex.
She and fiance Joe Swash have asked fans for suggestions for a name for their newborn daughter, after admitting they still not sure what to name her.
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