Stacey Solomon has revealed sobbing fits and breastfeeding troubles are affecting her ability to mother her newborn son.
The 29-year-old Loose Women panelist gave birth to her first child with partner Joe Swash "a lot earlier than planned," last Thursday.
Stacey has now posted an adorable pic of her week old son breastfeeding, along with a lengthy, detailed account of how she has been adapting to the arrival of her son.
The TV presenter has previously admitted to feeling 'ridiculously teary' since she left hospital and now she has shared more details as to how the past week has been.
Captioning the emotional post, Stacey wrote: "Today is a smiley day. it’s been an interesting week. But it feels like the fog is lifting and I’m coming out of the fuzz.
"I’m so grateful to have our baby boy with us and be surrounded by my incredible family – my biggest privilege. But it doesn’t mean it’s been all rosey and glossy.
"Hormone surges + really struggling to breastfeed + no sleep what so ever + engorged boobs + cracked nipples + absolutely anything as minuscule as somebody kissing my babies head = total meltdown."
Stacey added: "I’ve found myself spontaneously uncontrollably sobbing into my mums arms, at least twice every day.
"Then I feel guilty that I’m not 'enjoying every second' like everyone tells you too because it passes by so quickly (and it does, my eldest is 11 and I feel like I just blinked and that happened)."
Stacey revealed how she has had to fight her guilt in keeping her emotions intact.
She continued: "But sometimes I’m just not in control of my emotions, and I can’t feel guilty about having sad points it’s counter productive.
"I’m really feeling happy today which is amazing, but I’m ready to accept any sobbing or sadness that sneaks up on me at any point.
"If it doesn’t hallelujah, but if it does I’m no less of a mother for feeling that way. And to anyone else feeling or who has felt that way, don’t ever let those feelings make you feel that you weren’t good enough, you were and you are. Its ok not to be ok."
Stacey continued by thanking those who helped her when she went into labour early: "Also I want to say thank you to the amazing NHS services that we have received over the last 7 days… Queens Hospital Romford, all of the nurses, midwives and paediatricians.
"Our community midwives, and the breastfeeding specialist who literally MILKED me for hours trying to bring my milk down from under my chest and armpits, and the Perinatal Parent Infant Mental Health Services in our area who have been so attentive and always there if we need them.
"Thinking of all of those who don’t have a support system around them. If you need someone to talk to there are people out there… please don’t hesitate to reach out."
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