Stacey Solomon candidly reveals shes struggling to breastfeed newborn daughter

Stacey Solomon has candidly revealed that she is "struggling" to breastfeed her newborn daughter.

The Loose Women star, 32, welcomed a daughter on Monday 4 October with fiancé Joe Swash on her own birthday, at her £1.2 million Essex home, dubbed Pickle Cottage.

Taking to Instagram on Saturday, Stacey shared that she was "struggling" to feed her newborn and although she is "not putting pressure" on herself, she admitted that it was making her a "bit sad".

Posting a gorgeous photo of Rex, two, and her baby daughter surrounded by bouquets of flowers at home, the TV star shared a lovely message from a fan telling her that she is "doing amazing".

Stacey penned: "Your messages are just everything. Especially on these days when the milk is coming in and the oxytocin is on its way out.

"So to anyone who might need to read this too…" followed by heart emojis.

Stacey continued: "I'm struggling again with feeding this time around so spending all of my energy trying to feed, eat and rest.

"Also seeing local breastfeeding specialists and the community midwives who have incredible so hoping for a more positive journey in the end this time but not putting pressure on myself.

"Even though it makes me a bit sad. Whatever will be will be," followed by a heart emoji.

It comes after Stacey shared the heartwarming moment her three sons — Zachary, 13, Leighton, nine, and Rex, two — met their baby sister for the first time.

Posting a gorgeous picture of her three boys and newborn daughter, the ITV star penned: "When our boys met our girl [heart emoji] little one your big brothers love you so so much.

"You’re everything they’ve dreamed of and so much more. No matter what, they will be by your side forever and ever. To the moon and back little one. Welcome to your crazy family."

Stacey also shared a video of her three sons meeting their baby sister, writing: "Today I watched all of the videos of the boys meeting our little girl and I can't even describe the feeling…"

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It then showed a clip of the trio hugging their mother and going on to cradle their sister, which she captioned with: "The boys are so in love [crying emoji] and Rex is besotted."

The next clip saw Rex laughing as he played with his little sister as he said: "Wow! Bye baby," with Stacey writing: "Nothing has filled my heart more than this. I just can't describe this feeling…" followed by a heart emoji.

It comes after Stacey revealed she and fiancé Joe Swash have not decided on a name for their newborn baby girl yet.

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