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Tuesday 15th October 2019

Parenting expert Giovanna Fletcher tells Meghan Markle to 'stop comparing herself to others'

Motherhood isn't a competition…

She recently headed back to work after maternity leave and now a parenting expert has some words of advice for new mum Meghan Markle.

Giovanna Fletcher, who is married to McFly star Tom, thinks the Duchess of Sussex should stop comparing herself to others when it comes to raising son Archie.

Meghan should stop comparing herself to others when it comes to raising Archie, says Giovanna (Credit: Splash News)

Author Giovanna is mum to three sons – Buzz, five, Buddy, three, and one-year-old Max.

And, although she is a pro when it comes to motherhood, she says she finds it bizarre when she's introduced as a "parenting expert".

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She told Hello!: "It freaks me out. I'm making it up just as much as everyone else."

Stop comparing yourself to other people and what they're doing – if they're sleeping or using dummies, breastfeeding or not. Motherhood is not a competition.

Asked if she had any top tips for new mums like Meghan, Giovanna revealed she should listen to her "instincts".

She said: "Stop comparing yourself to other people and what they're doing – if they're sleeping or using dummies, breastfeeding or not. Motherhood is not a competition."

She added: "Listen to your instincts, your intuition, and work out what is right for you and your baby."

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Giovanna also admitted that, as a mum, you are always "learning and adapting".

She said: "You are continually learning and adapting. Parenting is a lot of push and pull and you have to go with it."

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Meghan was recently said to be feeling "discouraged" by the comparisons to her sister-in-law the Duchess of Cambridge.

We'll soon be able to get a glimpse of Meghan's parenting skills first-hand as she heads off on baby Archie's first royal tour later this month.

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