Charlotte Dawson has candidly opened up on the struggles she has faced with breastfeeding her baby son Noah.
New mum Charlotte, 28, welcomed her adorable baby boy Noah, who she shares with fiancé Matthew Sarsfield, in January this year.
And as she settles into life as a mum the reality star is clearly so in love with her son, as Charlotte pointed the camera towards him every time he sweetly smiled or wiggled during her exclusive video chat with OK! online.
During the candid chat Charlotte, who recently revealed she was “petrified” during her baby son’s birth, said she is enjoying breastfeeding Noah, but almost gave up when she first started.
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Speaking in the exclusive interview ahead of the latest episode of MTV’s Celebrity Bumps: Famous and Pregnant, the new mum revealed: “I’m absolutely loving breastfeeding, like, I honestly love it! It just kind of fits into my life and, obviously I express when I work.
“I find the expressing harder than the actual feeding, I just can’t be asked, like: ‘F**k sake, I’ve got to express’ and they’re just bulging, it’s so uncomfortable. But, yeah, I’m honestly loving it.”
She went on to explain that she was tempted to give up after struggling within the first week.
“The first week I thought my nipples were gonna fall off, I thought: ‘Oh my God, I can’t carry on like this’,” Charlotte said. “They were all cut and bruised and everything.
“And I literally I said to my mum: ‘I’m gonna have to give up’ and she said: ‘No, don’t give up it’s the best thing ever, I did it with you for eight months’ and I was like: ‘Right OK’.
“So I didn’t give up and it was the best thing ever because I’m so proud of myself,” she beamed while sitting next to her adorable baby son in the video chat.
“I fed him and he’s such a good weight, he’s 12lbs 2oz now and he’s two months old. And that’s all from my milk. It’s such a rewarding thing as well.”
Despite her breastfeeding success Charlotte reveals she is aware that not every mum is able to do so and explained: “I want to put it out there that it’s not all about breastfeeding – I just want to normalise breastfeeding because I feel like it’s not normalised.
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“People are like: ‘Why is she getting her boobs out’ and it is normal and this is what we’re meant to do, we’re meant to feed our babies.
“But, if you can’t… I think other women as well that can’t breastfeed shouldn’t feel ashamed that they can’t do it because that’s another element of the breastfeeding.
“Other women can feel upset and be frustrated with themselves that they can’t do it. It’s not about that, it depends on what happened and whatever. A fed baby is the happiest baby so I want to highlight that, I don’t want to be all about breastfeeding because it sometimes doesn’t work for everyone.”
Charlotte, who recently said she believes the spirit of her late dad Les Dawson has been visiting her baby son, added that she does miss having a glass of fizz and hasn’t had a drink since she feel pregnant.
She admitted: “The only thing with me is I can’t have a Prosecco or anything. I mean I can, but there’s no point because what’s the point in having one Prosecco? I’ve not had a drink for 12 months!
“But, I am a new and improved Chazza D, I can’t believe I haven’t had a drink. I’ve gone from wild child to proper mum!”
Celebrity Bumps: Famous and Pregnant continues on Wednesday 31 March at 8pm on MTV