Lydia Bright opens up about breastfeeding ‘battle’ amid ‘tears’ and ‘anxiety’

"I can’t produce enough milk with no sleep"

Lydia Bright

by Marianna Manson |
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Lydia Bright has taken to Instagram to share the painful-sounding details of struggling to breastfeed her new baby Loretta Rose.

The former TOWIE star and first time mum took to Instagram to thank her mum Debbie for taking the night shift and allowing her to have her first full night’s sleep, writing alongside of a picture of Debs on her wedding day, “After a hard week of what felt like being up all night with Loretta, mum took over and did the night feeds last night.

“My first full night of uninterrupted sleep in over one month. I know there will be mixed views about giving her the bottle when she is so young, and trust me I battled with it myself.

“But the last week has been relentless with the feeds and tears as I have not been producing enough milk to keep up with my hungry baby."

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“Well last night I decided I can’t be a happy mum with no sleep, I can’t produce enough milk with no sleep and I can’t stop the anxiety with everything happening in the world at the moment with no sleep.”

Other mums flocked to the comments to offer their support, with one writing, “When my little girl was born I got told never be afraid to ask if you need help.

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“There’s no shame in it, you’re doing what’s best by you and your little girl. You’re doing an amazing job.”

“Formula is amazing, I stressed for 3 months pumping every 3 hours, barely enough milk, no sleep and no time for cuddles,” said another. “I beat myself up about it, one day decided to change to formula and it changed my mothering experience”

“Do what feels right for you 💕 Ohhh and your mum looks absolutely beautiful,” said another, and one more added, “Happy baby is a fed baby! Sleep away momma!”

We can’t wait to watch Loretta grow up.

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