Iskra Lawrence felt like an ‘awful mother’ as she struggled to breastfeed her baby

Iskra Lawrence has opened up about her mental health (Picture: Instagram)

Iskra Lawrence has spoken about her struggles with breastfeeding her new baby.

The model confessed she felt like an ‘awful mother’ and ‘totally lost’ as she and boyfriend Philip Payne tried to feed their little one.

On Instagram she posted a picture of herself with tousled hair and looking fresh faced as she breastfed her baby.

In a long message along with the picture, the new mum said: ‘How you’re feeling is a very different question from how are you.

‘And don’t be afraid to actually answer it because the people who care will support you and it will probably help them open up too.

‘So here’s an image of me the day after my milk supply just stopped out of nowhere when I was trying to feed my hungry baby.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAnxkbjDKu_/

‘I felt like I was an awful mother, incapable and totally lost as our baby wasn’t taking a bottle either.

‘It doesn’t take much to break someone, we are all human and that’s ok.’

The 29-year-old thanked Philip for supporting her when she was feeling low recently and allowing her to be open.

The couple welcomed their first child in April (Picture: Instagram)

‘We are all doing our best and it’s OK to not be OK – I hope you feel like you can share not just your highlights but all the elements of what makes you you and remind us all that we are doing our best and we are in this together,’ she went on.

Philip replied in the comments, telling his partner: ‘You’re such a special human. Goodness.’

The couple’s first child was born in April and so far they have only revealed the baby’s initials – A.M.P.

Iskra previously shared that their baby had to be resuscitated during the birth.

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