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Thursday 22nd August 2019

Stacey Solomon shares candid post about baby Rex as she overcomes "dread" of breastfeeding

She penned an emotional post

Mum Stacey Solomon shared a post which showed her breastfeeding her baby son and the star revealed she used to "dread" feeding time.

Stacey admitted how difficult she found breastfeeding baby Rex at first and the "pressure" she put on herself.

The Loose Women star, who gave birth to Rex in May, proudly revealed their new milestone on Instagram today (August 1) and reflected on their journey to get there.

"There was a time, not so long ago, when I used to dread this. It's so nice to uncurl my toes, not be fighting with shields or trying to sooth my bleeding nipples and actually get excited for the times that Rex wants to feed on me," she wrote alongside her photo.

There was a time, not so long ago, when I used to dread this.
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There was a time, not so long ago, when I used to dread this. It’s so nice to uncurl my toes, not be fighting with shields or trying to sooth my bleeding nipples and actually get excited for the times that Rex wants to feed on me. I never managed to exclusively breast feed He has bottle and boob, mostly boob before naps for comfort and that works for us! Looking at this photo reminds me of how much pressure I put on myself in the early days. I wanted to love it so badly and had imagined how “easy”, “convenient” and “blissful” it would be and it wasn’t any of those things. I never believed anyone when they said it will become easier and almost painless eventually, but it has. I can’t even remember when it changed. But 10 weeks in and it feels so much better. It feels like how I imagined it in the first place. If I could offer any advise, it would be what everyone told me. FED IS BEST and WHATEVER WORKS FOR YOU. Mummas YOU ARE INCREDIBLE 🌈 if you’re wondering why the phot looks wierd it’s because I’ve Blurred out any boob just incase Instagram tell me off 😂

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Stacey continued: "I never managed to exclusively breast feed. He has bottle and boob, mostly boob before naps for comfort and that works for us! Looking at this photo reminds me of how much pressure I put on myself in the early days. I wanted to love it so badly and had imagined how 'easy', 'convenient' and 'blissful' it would be and it wasn't any of those things.

"I never believed anyone when they said it will become easier and almost painless eventually, but it has. I can't even remember when it changed. But 10 weeks in and it feels so much better. It feels like how I imagined it in the first place."

Stacey welcomed her first child with boyfriend Joe Swash ten weeks ago and she has been candidly updating fans ever since.

Read more: Stacey Solomon reveals she is too scared to leave baby Rex to go out for a date night

The 29-year-old also urged other mums to not be hard on themselves.

She added: "If I could offer any advice, it would be what everyone told me. FED IS BEST and WHATEVER WORKS FOR YOU. Mummas YOU ARE INCREDIBLE  if you're wondering why the photo looks wierd it's because I've blurred out any boob just in case Instagram tell me off ."

Stacey, who also has sons Zachary, 11, and Leighton, seven, from previous relationships, recently joked she feels she is raising her sons and former EastEnders star Joe.

Read more: Stacey Solomon reveals incredible 'push present' from Joe Swash that reduced her to tears

She wrote on Instagram: "Raising boys... Oh, and a chihuahua and if I'm honest, a Joe Swash, who are you raising? Disclaimer - I'm caked in make up and this picture has a filter on because it was super dark in my front room."

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