Ryan Thomas has heaped praised on fiancée Lucy Mecklenburgh as she struggles with breastfeeding their baby son Roman.
The former Coronation Street star, 36, showed his support after the mum-of-one was up at 2am for a gruelling night pump.
Lucy initially shared her struggles on Instagram Stories, telling fans: “It’s hasn’t been the easiest week!”
What did Lucy Mecklenburgh say?
Alongside a screenshot of an early morning alarm, Lucy wrote: “Reluctantly my night pump is back. Hasn’t been the easiest week!
“Horrendous food poisoning, extremely HOT especially for a baby, milk supply has dropped & me & Roman are both stressed, frustrated & tired.”
I’m not ready to stop breastfeeding & refuse to quit on a bad day.
She added: “I’m not ready to stop breastfeeding & refuse to quit on a bad day so this is a step towards getting my supply up.”
Lucy followed the post with a lengthy explanation on her current breastfeeding regime.
The former TOWIE star went on: “Yes I’m feeding him on demand but every feed involves Roman biting and getting very frustrated, lots of skin to skin, lots of water (well cordial as I haven’t been able to stomach water since pregnancy).
“I have oats most days & yes I’m giving power pumping a go.”
Nevertheless, Lucy revealed she’s “determined to continue to matter what”.
Ryan Thomas’ support for Lucy Mecklenburgh
Keen to show his support, Ryan later reposted the message on his own profile.
The actor said: “Me & Roman are very thankful, it’s not easy for people going through the same thing.
“Stay strong women, Lucy is, and we are very proud of her.”
Lucy has been busy keeping her fans updated on life as a new mum since Roman’s birth.
Last month, Lucy vented her frustration after discovering the tot had tongue-tie and a dairy intolerance.
The reality star explained that Roman was eight weeks old when she was told he had a cows milk intolerance.
She shared: “I knew something was wrong with my baby! And I was RIGHT! It infuriates me it took 8-9 weeks of him in pain to get answers.”
Meanwhile, Ryan has previously gushed over Lucy being a “super-mum”.
The dad-of-two told The Sun: “There is no rule book about being a mother and I think it has been a day-to-day challenge and she has dealt with it all amazingly, I’m super proud of her.”
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