Former Love Island star Olivia Bowen has opened up to fans about her struggle with parenthood as she admitted she felt like a “complete failure” while trying to get to grips with breastfeeding.The 28 year old star welcomed her first child with husband Alex Bowen, 31, in June when she gave birth to a baby boy, Abel Jacob.
However her journey as a new mother hasn’t been without its struggles, as Olivia explained during a recent Instagram post. Alongside an image of the stunning mum feeding her little boy, Olivia herself admitted she had never considered breastfeeding before giving birth. “I never thought I would breastfeed,” she told her 3 million followers. “I think where I felt like I was not a maternal person whatsoever before Abel was born, I had serious doubts it would work for me & I also didn’t even feel comfortable with the thought of it! “I would go as far as to say it freaked me out a bit.” Most of Olivia’s fear stemmed from not knowing what to expect, as she even admitted that she had feared she would be “so rubbish as a Mum” she hadn’t even considered having kids before having Abel.This all changed however, the minute she held her baby boy for the first time, a moment that Olivia herself admitted felt “natural.” She told her followers: “Fast forward to when Abel was born & he first latched in the hospital it couldn’t of felt more natural.The bond & connection I feel with him when feeding I will be forever grateful for.” Two months on from his birth, the doting mum found she was still loving every minute of it, as she told her followers: “ Now 2 months on & still breastfeeding & watching him grow on something my body produced specifically for him is just incredibly rewarding. “I never expected to breastfeed, I.Read more on ok.co.uk