Australian reality star Maddi Wright welcomed her second child, son Marlow, in October, and now she has opened up about the challenges she has faced breastfeeding.
In a post on Instagram, the former House Rules contestant says she feels like a ‘completely different person’ since she has stopped breastfeeding.
"I wish I never breastfed my baby," Maddi began.
While she admits this is a very strong statement, the mum explains why.
“Three weeks post stopping breastfeeding with my 4-month old I am a completely different person,” she writes.
“I'm a better mum and better wife. I have more energy. I actually have gaps where bub is NOT on my body so I get to miss him a little.
“I have more time for my other son. I am more affectionate towards my husband. I don't dread going out in public. I enjoy my clothes again as I'm not leaking everywhere or having to wear uncomfortable maternity bras.
“I'm able to leave the house by myself without getting anxiety. I'm able to go to the gym again.”
Anticipating negative comments from her post, Maddi reiterates the importance of all mums knowing they have choices.
“I think its important for mums to know that they have choices. There are so many different ways to be a mum,” she says.
“But what many mums forget is that MUM HAS TO BE HAPPY TOO.”
This article originally appeared on Practical Parenting