Lauren Brant, wife of AFL football star Barry Hall, shared on Instagram how she was forced to stop feeding her little man, Miller.
“I’ve been really sick, so we tried Miller on formula.. and he took it!” shared Lauren in a story on Instagram.
She shared in another post how difficult she has found being a new mum.
“So today… has sucked!”, she wrote.
“I love Miller with all my heart and I love being a mother, HIS mother! But today…. I realised that I have not been kind enough to myself and this is a HUGE problem because when I get run down, agitated or sad, Im a lesser mum. I become less patient and less present.
Miller has become extremely needy of me and with that, is not sleeping well at all.. ever. He is constantly trying to get close to me, hold my face, feel my skin against his and get comfort from breastfeeding. I love that he loves me that much, but I feel drained and so damn exhausted.
I run my own businesses from home and therefore have to schedule my own work hours… which I haven’t been able to do. So when I find myself with a spare hour – I try do everything at once and then NOTHING gets done and then, I feel completely frustrated.
I really need to find balance again, cause today- I admit I am just not coping. I know I’ll get my mo-jo back and I know Miller and I will work it out. I just have to remind myself that I can’t look after everyone and I can’t do everything all the time – because I loose me! The pressure I put on myself … with no plans of attack, makes me scattered. Please tell me this is a normal ‘phase?’ Otherwise I might just run away and live with an isolated tribe in Africa!!! .”
I am sure plenty of mums can relate to these exact feelings?
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