Reality star Charlotte Dawson has never been one to shy away from the truth but her latest social media post could certainly pass as her most honest to date.
The former Ex On The Beach babe welcomed the arrival of her first child, son Noah, last month with her fiancé Matt Sarsfield and she wants everybody to know that it isn't a completely glamorous lifestyle.
Charlotte, 28, has shared photographs taken at her lowest points before saying she had been breastfeeding Noah for almost a month and at one stage, felt as though her nipples would fall off.
Taking to her Instagram Stories, she said: "It's not all happy smiles as I show on my pics here… You have all wanted to hear my feelings & story on breastfeeding…
"I can't even explain the pain in the worst week, my nipples felt like they were gonna fall off, the cuts were so bad. Thank God for the nipple cream, I wanted to give up so much.
"The sleepless nights, the cluster feeding & how painful it was on my t**ties… but I carried on & stayed strong."
She went on to add: "I'm not gonna sugar coat it, it's hard.. you're on-demand constantly I feel like I can't get anything done,
Charlotte Dawson shares first snap of newborn son after moving tribute to late dad Les
Charlotte, the daughter of Les Dawson admitted she was proud of carrying on with breastfeeding despite feeling the pain that comes along with it.
"I mean the first latch still makes ya bunions curl… I'm not going to put pressure on myself though, as I know people say breast is best… but fed is best.
"If I do a few more weeks or a few more months amazing but if I can't I'm not a failure."
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Fans instantly flocked to the comment section to praise Charlotte, with one saying: "The most amazing feeling ever!! But so bloody hard well-done girl."
"So impressive babe, little Noah is growing and doing incredible, ace job Dawsy," gushed a second.
Before another added: "You've done amazing, well-done darling."
"You are doing absolutely BRILLIANTLY you clever mama you," exclaimed Celebs Go Dating's Anna Williamson.
Charlotte has been praised by her social media followers for her brutal honesty since becoming a mum and also celebrated her "tiger stripes" on her Instagram page.
In a candid post showing her body days before giving birth and three weeks later, she said: "I've learnt to love my tiger stripes, my stretch marks… I carried my beautiful cherub for 9 months, I will embrace them & love them and I want all my fellow preggo birds to feel the same."
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