Gemma Atkinson, 34, gave birth to her first baby last week and the star is now getting to grips with breastfeeding. The former Emmerdale actress shared her feeding experiences with her one million Instagram followers and offered some advice to other mums who may be experiencing difficulties with their newborns. Gorka Marquez’s, 28, girlfriend candidly explained: “I’ve said to you all that I’ll try to be as honest as possible with stuff and obviously I’m a new mum so I’m learning loads. “I’m absolutely loving it though, she’s just a dream, I love her. I’m breastfeeding at the minute but one thing that has been a life saver is a hacker.”
The new mum then held the device up to the camera and continued: “I’m in this sexy breastfeeding bra. While baby’s going to town on one boob, the hacker collects from the other.
“I genuinely don’t think I would be able to breastfeed without this. I’m really lucky I can get between two and three ounces each feed so that means during the night feed she’s still on breast milk but from the bottle.
“So she’s managed to switch between the two already which is great.”
Gemma went on to share a supportive message with fellow mums who may not be finding breastfeeding very easy to cope with.
She added: “Also I’ve had people messaging me saying they’ve tried to breastfeed and can’t and they feel like a failure.
“Honestly don’t. When I first started I was the same because she wasn’t latching on properly and I was thinking, ‘Oh my god’, and it’s quite a lot of pressure.
Gemma Atkinson opens up about 'pressure' as a new mum (Image: INSTAGRAM•GEMMATKINSON