Mario Falcone’s fiancée Becky Miesner has admitted that she is struggling with breastfeeding.
The makeup artist and her former The Only Way Is Essex star fiancé have now opened up on being first time parents in an exclusive interview with OK! magazine.
Speaking about breastfeeding, Becky says: “I have been struggling with breastfeeding, it’s really hard.
“There are times when I can’t get him to latch on and he picks up on my stress and then doesn’t want to feed. But I will persist with it as long as I can.”
Speaking about support she’s had from her sister-in-law Giovanna Fletcher, Becky continued: “I asked Giovanna to watch me feed to make sure I was doing it fine; she’s been a massive help.
“So many people talk about labour and pregnancy but it’s what happens after that people don’t really talk about. You think, I’m not going to be pregnant any more and I’m going to feel amazing, but it’s the complete opposite.”
Mario added: “You think breastfeeding will be easy but no one talks about the fact that your nipples bleed and it’s really painful.”
Becky then continued: “You expect to go back to normal and everything will be lovely with this little baby — and it is — bit it’s really hard on your body and your emotions are all over the place.”
Max, whose middle name is Mario after his uncle, was born in August, and was pictured with the one week old tot in an adorable family photo shared by Giovanna.
“The newbies in the cousin crew… can’t wait to get all 5 of them together! Xxx congratulations on making such a beautiful little man @mario_falcone17 and @beckymiesner1!,” she captioned the sweet photo.