Paloma Faith has revealed that she’s suffering ‘next level’ pain after being diagnosed with acute engorgement following the birth of her daughter.
The singer revealed she’s ‘elated’ following the planned C-section, sharing a sweet photo to announce the arrival of her little one, but opened up about the pain she’s going through.
As the mum-of-two explained, acute engorgement is when the breasts are over-full with milk, resulting in them feeling heavy, swollen, and painful.
Sharing a photo of her boobs covered with cabbage leaves (a remedy fans also suggested in the comments), Paloma wrote on Instagram: ‘Day 3 and my milk has come in….. I’ve been diagnosed with acute engorgement.
‘This means I have too much milk and the baby isn’t big or strong enough to drain it and get it out. It’s painful. The boobs are rock hard. I’m trying massage while feeding, it hurts so much like a deep tissue massage and not much is helping.
‘Hot showers/massage/hand expressing and poor baby is really over it with the exhausting hard work she needs to do to get the milk out of all those swollen blocked ducts.
‘I’ve been told it should settle. Let’s hope I don’t end up in a and e with it before that! This is some next level pain! Mum life is REALLLLLLL.’
Fans and friends have been doing their best to reassure her, with Myleene Klass commenting: ‘Been here so many times. ? Cabbages didn’t work for me but feeding and pumping did. Hang in there supermum x’.
The 39-year-old, who has been sharing her pregnancy updates online, welcomed her second baby with her partner Leyman Lahcine, announcing the happy news on Instagram.
‘Well I’m not pregnant anymore!’ she wrote. ‘I had a planned c section yesterday I’m in a lot of pain and didn’t sleep last night but it’s worth it to see and meet the new little cherub I have infront of me [sic].
‘It’s been about 30 hours and already I’m Exhausted, sore and my nipples are on fire with a baby piranha that wants to kill me On them every few hours but I am of course elated [sic]!
‘This baby couldn’t be more loved or wanted if she tried (yes I have two gals). I’m now going through the constant worry of bottle vs breast, last time I breast fed exclusively and I think it was too hard!
‘I don’t know if I wana put myself through that this time….. but I’m Trying anyway. And my nipples are on fire. Lost a litre of blood and I’m in so much pain despite the pain killers. The joys [sic]!’
The couple welcomed their first child in 2016 and announced they were expecting a second in September 2020, with the star opening up about her ‘struggle’ with IVF.
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