Modupe Olateru-Olagbegi, also known as Mo’Cheddah, opened up about her struggles with breastfeeding and mental health after giving birth.
The mother of one, who gave birth last year, admitted that her mental health and breastfeeding “weren’t a nice mix” in an Instagram post.
“I struggled with my milk supply the first week after birth was hard; trying to get the baby to latch, being new at this, and being unable to sit because of stitches and hemorrhoids.
“My mental health and breastfeeding weren’t a great pair. So I took my time and did what I could, so obviously, my supply dropped drastically. I could barely pump a full ounce in one day.
“Now I’m feeling up to it again, so I started trying to re-lactate a couple of days ago; getting her to latch and pumping several times. I got nothing for the first two days( As in, not a drop!)”
“Staying happy for myself and baby T is what’s important to me, so I’ll keep trying to up my milk supply for as long as my mental health permits me.”she wrote.
In recounting her pregnancy hardship, Mo’Cheddah claimed she had many plans at the start of her pregnancy, but Hyperemesis gravidarum took its toll.
“So happy to be sharing this with you, my loves! I had so many things planned out at the beginning of this journey, but Hyperemesis gravidarum said no! The last couple of months have been the most beautiful and most challenging thing I have ever experienced. I can’t wait to share with you my journey thus far. Why am I running out of things to say?! Say a prayer of thanks for me, my loves! I am living my answered prayer,” she wrote.