Katie Piper reassures new mums: ‘It took a while for Belle and I to bond’

Katie Piper, 30, has opened up about motherhood and bonding with baby Belle in an intimate new interview

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by Kayleigh Dray |

Katie Piper, 30, and partner James are proud parents to daughter Belle Elizabeth, who is just three months old.

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And now, speaking with Mother & Baby, the inspirational TV presenter, author and campaigner has opened up about how her life has changed since she became a mother.

Confessing that she didn't forge that mother-baby bond right away, Katie explained: "I felt the mum/baby bond would be there straight away but that’s not always the case."

"When James went back to work, I was like ‘Oh, it’s just me and you – what do I do?’"

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However she added: "It was quite overwhelming, but after those intense first few weeks, you get that lull and I think that’s when you really develop the bond.

"And it’s a closeness you’ve never experienced before… an unbreakable lovely feeling."

Katie also explained that her number one piece of baby equipment is a nursing chair, because it has allowed partner James time to sit and spend time with Belle.

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"My partner James loves my nursing chair. He sits in it with his feet up bottle-feeding Belle!"

Read the full interview in the new Mother&Baby, out Wednesday 9th July.

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