Nigerian singer Mo’Cheddah has shared her experiences with mental health and childbirth.
Mo’Cheddah born Modupe Olateru-Olagbegi said her mental health and childbirth weren’t great.
The new mother-of-one welcomed her daughter shared her postpartum challenges on Instagram.
The “Diva” singer revealed that she struggled with breastfeeding in the first week after birth.
“I struggled with my milk supply the first week after birth was hard; trying to get the baby to latch, being new at this, and being unable to sit because of stitches and hemorrhoids.
“My mental health and breastfeeding weren’t a great pair. So I took my time and did what I could, so obviously, my supply dropped drastically. I could barely pump a full ounce in one day.
“Now I’m feeling up to it again, so I started trying to re-lactate a couple of days ago; getting her to latch and pumping several times. I got nothing for the first two days( As in, not a drop!)”
With a photo of a small bottle half filled with milk, she continued, “I tried again yesterday night and this morning, and this is what I got!! (Happy much). I’m staying hydrated, massaging the boobies, and pumping several times to get my supply back up.
“Staying happy for myself and baby T is what’s important to me, so I’ll keep trying to up my milk supply for as long as my mental health permits me.”
Mo’Cheddah revealed that she also experienced hyperemesis gravidarum in the first 25 weeks of her pregnancy.
She also revealed the face of her baby on Christmas Day.