The Loose Women favourite, 29, who is also mother to two sons from previous relationships, gave birth to her first son with Joe Swash, 37, last month. Having spoken candidly about her experience of being a new mother again, Stacey Solomon told her 1.7 million Instagram followers she was having difficulty breastfeeding their new arrival. Uploading a picture of herself looking down the lens of the camera while the newborn fed, she said: “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 admitted.
“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,” Stacey continued.
“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!”
The Loose Women panellist went on to say she may never “master” breastfeeding the tiny tot, but insisted there is “nothing wrong” with that.
“We still haven’t mastered it yet and we might never master it - that’s ok too,” she said.
“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,” she added.
Stacey Solomon baby: Loose Women star spoke candidly about her struggles after giving birth (Image: INSTAGRAM • STACEY SOLOMON)
Stacey Solomon baby: Loose Women favourite