Shaughna Phillips shares relatable breastfeeding struggles after giving birth to first child: ‘Blood, sweat and tears’
Posted by  badge Boss on Apr 09, 2023 - 08:20AM
Shaughna Phillips is getting to grips with mum life (Picture: Getty/Instagram)

has shared the most relatable struggles after giving birth to her first child.

The star announced on Thursday (April 6) that to a gorgeous baby girl.

Taking to Instagram, the 28-year-old reality star and was born on Tuesday at 8:10pm, weighing 8lb 8oz.

‘My darling Lucia, I wish I had you sooner so I could love you longer ✨?,’ she wrote.

Now, as Shaughna gets to grips with mum life, she’s realising how hard certain tasks can be – breastfeeding in particular.

Posting on her Instagram Story on Saturday, the influencer joked about how long it took her to pump just 50ml of breast milk for her newborn.

The Love Islander gave birth to daughter Lucia this month (Picture: Instagram)
She’s already having relatable struggles with breastfeeding (Picture: Instagram)

‘This took blood, sweat and nearly tears’, she wrote, followed by a crying laughing emoji and a picture of the bottle.

In Shaughna’s post, the milk she had pumped was a thick, yellow colour, which is typical before ‘mature’ milk comes in.

Of course, breastfeeding as a new mum can take some time to get used to, and plenty struggle with it, either due to the pain it can cause, supply issues, or blood in the milk.

Fortunately, the social media star has plenty of support around her, having been congratulated by a wealth of stars after announcing Lucia’s arrival.

‘Congratulations gorgeous girl ?’, commented Vicky Pattison.

Shaughna shares her daughter with Billy Webb (Picture: Instagram)

Tasha Ghouri wrote: ‘Congratulations beautiful!!????’

Comedian Katherine Ryan added: ‘Yay she’s here! ? congratulations ?’

Shaughna shares her baby girl with Billy Webb.

Their relationship has faced turbulent times after Billy, 29, was  with possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.

Shaughna then  and the impact it has had on her pregnancy.

She shared updates with her fans throughout her pregnancy journey (Picture: Instagram)

‘After a challenging few weeks, obviously, the baby’s father isn’t around. But my main focus has always been just to prepare for the birth and try to be as calm as possible,’ she shared with .

‘I’m good at just saying, “Right, the show must go on”.’

While Lucia’s middle name is yet to be shared publicly, it appears the little one has taken her father’s surname.

When announcing her birth online, the new mum added the initials ‘LPW’ and a white heart emoji, confirming she’ll be Lucia Webb.