When it comes to motherhood, Audrey Roloff is doing her best to keep it real.
Yes, the Little People, Big World star is beyond grateful and happy to have given birth to her first child on September 10.
But, no, the experience so far has not been easy.
Roloff has been an open book when it comes to this unfortunate fact, admitting weeks ago that she was even suffering from bouts of postpartum depression.
This was largely linked to a diagnosis of mastitis, which is a condition that makes breastfeeding painful.
Like, VERY painful.
Like, so painful that Audrey compared it to natural childbirth.
How is she doing these days when it comes to providing sustenance for her daughter?
Audrey just updated fans with an emotional Instagram post.
“I always thought breastfeeding was a choice,” it begins.
“People would often ask me if l was going to breastfeed when I was pregnant and l always answered with a determined yes.
“But after Ember was born, l realized that for some people, it’s not a choice.”
For some people, the reality star realized, it’s too painful to continue doing.
“My breastfeeding journey has not been easy,” she added.
“After sharing with you all a little bit about the struggles l have had feeding Ember, l realized that so many of you have gone through, or are currently going through, similar pains, heart aches, and challenges.”
Audrey drew strength from her faith and from a supportive husband during her lowest times.
She went into detail about those times in this post:
About 24 hours after Ember was born, l became severely engorged. The nurses at the hospital admitted to it being the worse case they’d ever seen.
l couldn’t put my arms at my sides or hold Ember – except to feed, and feeding was so painful because l was also badly blistered/bruised (we later found out Ember had a significant lip and tounge tie).
Not to mention, what they had to do to “get me flowing” was excruciating. l thought the pain was supposed to be over once they laid her on my chest?
But people just don’t talk enough about the after labor pains…
People often assume that once a baby is born, the rest is a piece of cake.
Physically, at least.
“Three days after coming home from the hospital, l came down with mastitis,” Audrey explains.
“The antibiotics for my infection, stress, Ember’s lip and tounge tie, sleep deprivation, and some misguided medical advice caused my …read more
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip