Paloma’s daughter is in hospital (Picture: Instagram)
Paloma Faith’s month-old daughter is in hospital with an infection.
The singer shared a picture from a hospital room and said she was ‘bloody sad’ that she and her baby had to stay in due to the issue.
Paloma wrote: ‘Back in the hospital with my new baby she has an infection of some kind and we have to stay in.
‘Bloody sad she’s so small and so sweet.’
The 39-year-old added hashtags supporting the NHS.
The Stone Cold Sober singer has been candid about her post-partum experiences after welcoming her second daughter via a planned C-section in February, and has been struggling with breastfeeding and her baby suffering from reflux.
A day ago, Paloma shared her stress at her daughter refusing the breast and having to switch entirely to bottle-feeding.
Paloma shared a picture from the hospital (Picture: Instagram)
She wrote: ‘I breastfed my first child for 7 months exclusively. Through mastitis and engorgement and tongue tie and reflux. This time I thought I don’t want to mentally go to that place again, so I thought I would give bottles of pumped milk at night and boobs in the day. That way, if I got PPD or needed a night off I could let someone else do it. Then my baby (this one) was diagnosed with tongue tie and we had it snipped. Then it grew back and I snipped it again. Now it’s gone, but she still gets frustrated at my breasts.
‘I started to see that she would do one suck and expect milk like she gets with the bottle. After three sucks she would scream as if to say, “it’s not coming out!”. Then with her hunger she would cry and bang me. After a while she learnt to feed but this behaviour would start after 15 mins, then 10, now 5 and I would pump milk and top her up with a bottle. Well, you can guess what predicament I find myself in. It very much feels like my baby has chosen bottle over boob herself.’
Paloma said she ‘cries a lot about it’, but: ‘I am just going to spend the day trying to accept that if I don’t want to hear my baby protest and cry and hit my boobs for however many days, she has decided what I have to do. I vowed I wouldn’t pump, I’m pumping. Next stop try the formula conveyor belt.
Paloma and Leyman have two children together (Picture: Richard Young/REX)
‘But I’m just going to take a few days to allow myself to get my head round it and mourn a bit. I know in the long run we will find our happiness but some days it gets a bit sad. Mums are amazing whether you breast feed, pump or formula, but every choice you make seems to have a sacrifice. Maybe that’s the lesson of parenthood?!’
Since giving birth, Paloma has suffered with engorgement of the breasts and thrush, while she is also recovering from the C-section.
Paloma and her partner Leyman Lahcine welcomed their second child together after going through six rounds of IVF.
Their first child, also a girl, arrived in December 2016.
In her new BBC documentary, Paloma Faith: As I Am, the Pennyworth actress admitted that she fears her music career is over after having two children, as she had a ‘demoralising’ discussion with record bosses over her plans to have another kid.Credit: Original article published here.