Kate Lawler has emotionally revealed she’s at “breaking point” and said she “feels like she’s failing” in a candid statement.
New mum Kate, 40, opened up to fans as she shared a lengthy statement as she hit back at trolls on her Instagram page.
Kate was targeted by cruel critics on Mother’s Day as some followers questioned why she chose to share a photo of her two beloved dogs Shirley and Baxter on Sunday 14 March.
In response to the “hurtful comments” Kate shared a the heartbreaking statement and urged the trolls to stop as she admitted to struggling emotionally as a new mum.
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Kate gave birth to baby daughter Noa on Thursday 11 February and has since rushed her daughter to A&E three times.
After recently saying she’s “taking each day at a time”, Kate shared her reaction to some of the “horrible” comments she received on the post of her pups on Mother’s Day.
She explained that many of her posts have been about her daughter since Kate welcomed her into the world in February.
Kate added that of her posts: “Not one of them is negative about Noa or a complaint about her. “
The mum added: “I’ve done a few stories sharing the highs and lows because that’s the truth. Stop thinking that if you don’t post a photo with your daughter or Mum in social media for Mother’s Day you can’t possibly love them.”
Kate added that Instagram should not be relied on to show people “the whole picture” and added that she tries to he as honest as possible with fans.
She said: “But I’m as honest as I can be on here because it’s what feels right for ME. When I’m having a s***ty day, it might make someone else feel better about the fact they’re going through the same thing if I share it.”
The Big Brother star then got frank about how she has found motherhood as she said: “If you must know, being a mum to a newborn is not the best thing ever right now. It’s broken me. I feel as though I’ve been treading water since February 11th and the last two days I’ve felt like I’m at breaking point.
“I’m not coping well mentally and wish I could be stronger for my daughter. I’m not enjoying what I’m going through, yes I’m struggling and you’re right, I am sad behind the eyes because I’ve always taken on new challenged like a duck to water but this one is testing me & I feel like I’m failing.
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“I’m not afraid to say it because thanks to people like you, there’s far too much pressure on new parents to say how blissful the ‘newborn bubble’ is when really it’s different for EVERY parent because EVERY baby is different.”
Kate continued to open up on her daughter’s health difficulties, as she suffered from an infection shortly after birth. She wrote: “In Noa’s case, of her first 33 days outside the womb, 14 were spent in hospital, she’s still not sleeping (barely two hours a night) due to trapped wind, reflux or solid. We’ll know more as we’re taking her to the GP later today.
“But how dare you say I put my dogs before my child. They’ve not been walked half as much since she was born because she is right now the priority which again, makes me feel guilty as I can’t give my dogs the attention they’re used to.
“But I love my chid and for nearly five weeks, I’ve devoted myself to keeping her alive. I breastfeed day and night, I comfort, hold, kiss and cuddle her, bath and dress her, I sing and play with her. I’m trying to get to know her and learn what she’s communicating to me.
“It’s not been on Insta because I’m focusing on HER, not doing a ton of InstaStories like before. I actually want to share all these new experiences with you but I’m putting Noa first and doing my job – being a Mother and making sure her needs are met.”
She went on: “There HAVE been moments of joy, but hand on heart, I’m just exhausted, frustrated and the newborn days are not what I thought they’d be. If that upsets or angers you then it’s your problem. I’m in the darkest place I’ve ever been in, trying to stay positive but I’m not the earth mother you want me to be so accept it and stop with the hurtful comments.”
Kate then added she was aware of how “tough” it can be for some to see photos of kids with their mums on Mother’s Day and added: “Please stop judging others and think before posting mean comments. Finally I’d you happen to feel the same, stay strong, you’re not alone.”