Nigerian female rapper, Modupe-Oreoluwa Oyeyemi Ola known by her stage name Mo’Cheddah on Friday took to Instagram to detail the difficulties she faced after childbirth.
According to her, she struggled with what most first time mothers experience, breastfeeding and mental health after childbirth.
The first-time mother who welcomed her baby late last year, said that for the first week after delivery, she struggled with producing breast milk and trying to get her baby to latch on.
She added that her mental health and breastfeeding “weren’t a great pair” as a lactating mom. The mother of one added that she also struggled with hemorrhoids and inability to sit because of childbirth stitches.
She explained that she’s still struggling with milk production. She started trying to re-lactate a couple of days ago but she ended up producing only little milk.
Read her post below…
“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!)”
Sharing a picture of a small bottle half filled with milk, the singer continued,
“I tried again yesterday night and this morning, and this is what I got!! (Happy much). I’m staying hydrated, massaging the boobies, and pumping several times to get my supply back up.
“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.”