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Stacey Solomon opens up about mum guilt in moving social media post – AOL UK

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Since giving birth to her third son almost two months ago, Stacey Solomon has been refreshingly honestly about what it’s really like looking after a newborn. Now, she’s opened up about “mum guilt” in a moving post on social media.

Taking to Instagram on Wednesday 17 July, the Loose Women panelist shared a picture of herself and eight-week-old Rex – both of whom had big smiles on their faces. But not everything was quite as it seemed.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 29: Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash attend the Pride of Britain Awards 2018 at The Grosvenor House Hotel on October 29, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 18: Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash attend the exclusive launch for NERF Laser Ops Pro on July 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Hasbro)

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 28: Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash seen attending The ChildLine Ball
at Old Billingsgate on September 28, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 28: Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon attend the Britain’s Got Talent Childline Ball at Old Billingsgate Market on September 28, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 08: Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash attend day six of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 08: Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash attend day six of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 08: Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash attend day six of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 29: Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon attend the National Film Awards at Porchester Hall on March 29, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Joe Maher/FilmMagic)

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 19: (L) Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash attend the Gala Screening of ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ at Cineworld Leicester Square on March 19, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 22: EDITORIAL USE ONLY. Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash attend The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 31: Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash attends Jonathan Ross’s Halloween Party on October 31, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by GC Images/GC Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 15: (L-R) Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon attend the opening night of Marvel Universe LIVE! At The O2 in London, where they experienced an epic live entertainment spectacular including Marvel characters such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow and more on September 15, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for Marvel Universe LIVE!)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 10: (R-L) )Stacey Solomon, Joe Swash, Zachary Solomon, guest and Harry Swash arrive for the UK Premiere of “Finding Dory” at Odeon Leicester Square on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave Hogan/Getty Images )

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 09: Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon attending Kevin Pietersen’s KP24 Foundation Gala Dinner on June 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Milan/GC Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 09: Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon attend the KP24 Foundation Charity Gala Dinner at The Waldorf Hilton Hotel on June 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 14: Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash arrive for the Gala Screening of ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5, Episode 8: ‘Hardhome’ at Empire Leicester Square on March 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

LOUGHTON, ESSEX – JANUARY 26: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) New Couple Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash are seen out together on January 26, 2016 in Loughton, Essex. (Photo by Ada/SamanthaJ/GC Images)

LOUGHTON, ESSEX – JANUARY 26: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) New Couple Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash are seen out together on January 26, 2016 in Loughton, Essex. (Photo by Ada/SamanthaJ/GC Images)

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“I feel like I shouldn’t really have these feelings because I am so incredibly lucky to have amazing children, a wonderful partner, loves loving, caring and supportive family and I’m almost a bit embarrassed to say,” Solomon’s caption began. “That truth be told, I’m having a bit of a gut wrenching day.

“One of those days that physically hurts your tummy,” she added.

“I have absolutely no idea why. Mum guilt has kicked in full swing. Nothing in particular triggers the feeling. It’s just there. Tried to keep busy and organise the hell out of the house which has helped for short moments (but also felt guilty about it).”

The 28-year-old went on to explain that the best way forward when she has finds herself feeling down is “making a conscious effort to try to accept it and let the feelings come and go.”

She continued to say that the image she’d used was actually a few days old, and that she’d been looking at it all day to remind herself that “these feelings will pass and every day will be different.”

Solomon concluded: “Thinking of anyone else having a struggle today, or any day for that matter.”

– This article first appeared on Yahoo

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