Stacey Solomon reveals her 'Pepperami' nipples feel like they've been rubbed on sandpaper as she shares breastfeeding snap

STACEY Solomon joked childbirth has given her "pepperami nipples" in a breastfeeding snap on Instagram last night.

The Loose Women star, 29 – who gave birth to her third son last week – admitted her nipples felt like they'd been "rubbed with sandpaper" as she opened up on her breastfeeding struggles.

Sharing a snap of herself breastfeeding on Instagram, she wrote: "Trying to smile ? This is my face every time he latches on ? I didn’t breastfeed Leighton and I don’t remember 11 years ago with Zach so it came as a bit of a shock to me when my feeding experience wasn’t blissful breast time and expressing pints of milk in between!

"After not mastering the latch that leaving my boobs engorged and my nipples feeling like they’d been rubbed on sandpaper I think we are finally getting there.

"I’ve been milked by just about every health visitor and breastfeeding specialist around (for which I am eternally grateful) and my baby can finally get his tiny mouth around, what Zach and Leighton call, my Pepperami nipples!"

The TV presenter also paid a special mention to all the new mums dealing with the same breastfeeding struggles.

She added: "We still haven’t mastered it yet and we might never master it – that’s ok too.

"I just thought for anyone out there struggling or who struggled to breastfeed that it’s perfectly OK, there’s nothing wrong with you, and you’re doing amazingly.

"All things I’ve struggled to believe at times. It’s so wonderful to see people’s happy breastfeeding pictures and amazing expressing photos – I love them, but from somebody who is lucky to express 10ml if not dust when I put a pump on I would have loved to see some different experiences too.

"Here’s to making it work no matter what way round you do it! Breast or bottle, Mammas, YOU ARE INCREDIBLE! ??."


The post came after Stacey admitted she's been wearing the same bra for five days as she attempts to get her newborn son to suckle.

The refreshingly honest star also said she had suffered a "total meltdown" a week after giving birth.

The TV personality welcomed her first sone with fiance Joe Swash "earlier than planned" last week.

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