ITV Coronation Street’s Helen Flanagan praised for showing ‘reality’ of mum life

She said its ‘highly likely’ the couple won’t have anymore children

Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan has been met with huge support after sharing with followers the ‘reality of mum life’ on her Instagram.

The former Blackburn student found fame as Rosie Webster on Coronation Street and found love with Preston North End footballer Scott Sinclair – the pair share three children together and Helen regularly shares sweet family snaps from home with one million followers on Instagram.

Yesterday (April 26), she shared a candid update of the reality of mum life, admitting she has decided to stop breastfeeding their youngest child, Charlie, The ECHO reports. Writing candidly in the caption of the clip, she revealed she’s been ‘really stressed’ throughout the experience and said its ‘highly likely’ the couple won’t have anymore children.

She said: “So this week I have been focusing on trying to get Charlie off the boob during the day. I’ve decided I want to stop breastfeeding but for me I’ve decided to do it gradually as I think that’s best for Charlie.

She continued: “Charlie was feeding so regularly during the day like a newborn really and had no interest in food whatsoever, it’s day 3 now of no boob milk during the day and he is doing so well with his eating. Maybe next week I’ll work on cutting out night feeds but I am going to see how he goes as I don’t want to upset him so I thought gradual is best.

“I have got childcare to help with it as I was feeling really stressed with it and felt like I needed that support and it’s okay to get a bit of help sometimes. All I’ve known really how to look after a baby is just to feed them as soon as they cry. I wanted to have some nice memories and pictures and videos of nursing my baby… it’s highly likely Charlie is my last baby.

“I wanted to do a nice pretty reel with nice music and maybe a pretty floaty dress, but this is the reality of mum life … ironing board in the back, clutter on the sofa and Delilah’s cartoons in the back. Stopping nursing can be quite emotional, there is no right or wrong, I just think happy mummy happy baby.

“I wanted to stop feeding as I just felt I wanted my body back to normal, I wanted more independence and I felt it was better for Charlie for his eating during the day. I suppose as mums all we can do is our best.”

Helen’s followers flooded the comments to praise her for the honest update.

Corrie star Victoria Ekanoye said: “You’re a queen and your babies are incredibly lucky. We all need help…don’t know what I’d do without my mummy.”

Iskra added: “Thank you for sharing all of this, BF journey is so unique to you, your baby and your body sending so much ”

Maddy commented: “The most perfect moments. I miss this so much! You are an incredible mama feeding him this long is an amazing achievement”

Samantha posted: “Such an emotional time. You have done so well and should feel really proud xx”

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