Helen Flanagan shares adorable photos of breastfeeding her newborn in a park a week after giving birth
Helen Flanagan welcomed her second daughter last week and is clearly enjoying her life as a mother of two and took to social media to share some pictures of her new family. The 'Coronation Street' star was seen breastfeeding her five-day-old child Delilah Ruby as she plays with her older daughter Matilda who is currently two-years-old.
Flanagan looked completely at ease as she fed her baby who was dressed in an adorable pink dress. Helen was seen sporting a black dress with a pair of Chanel shoes. She captioned the photographs, "My life now feeding my baby girl and making sure my big girl gets lots of love our girls @scotty__sinclair Matilda and Delilah so lucky, so in love with both my beautiful girls ✨ #DelilahRuby5daysold".
Helen had revealed to her Instagram fans earlier that breastfeeding her older daughter Matilda had helped her to shed her gained pregnancy weight. "I put my figure after having Matilda purely down to breastfeeding, which for me sped up my metabolism. I didn't go to the gym or diet once," she revealed.
The actress recently took to her Instagram to share a sweet black and white snap which showed her cradling her newborn as she announced the birth of her second baby whom she has with footballer Scott Sinclair. She captioned the picture, "Our beautiful precious daughter Delilah Ruby Sinclair was born yesterday on the 22nd of June at 5.18pm weighing 6lbs 15oz".
The adorable picture showed Helen smiling up at the camera as she held her baby. She also spoke about the positive experience she had during the baby's birth and said, "I had a very quick labor, a water birth with just gas and air, absolutely besotted so in love. Feel so blessed to have our healthy baby girl and I feel good after my labor xxx' Thank you to all the amazing midwives at the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Glasgow for everything ❤️," she added.
Helena Flanagan was praised by many fans for sharing a picture of herself breastfeeding in the park. Fans and followers were quick to congratulate Helen and commend her for having the courage to normalize breastfeeding. One supportive fan wrote,"Beautiful images. Well done you for promoting a healthy view of breastfeeding and a feeding mummy".
While another fan added, "So beautiful. Huge congratulations and thanks for normalizing breastfeeding. Go Mumma." "Such a beautiful picture. I know breastfeeding is natural (I still bf my 14-month-old) but it's just so wonderful having those in the public eye normalizing it. Thank you!" another fan commented.
Scott also shared a picture on his Instagram account which showed a picture of him kissing the newborn baby on the head, along with her name as well as the date of birth as the caption of the picture. Earlier on this week, Helen shared a throwback picture of Matilda's birth as she recalled her nerves and pressure of being a new mother. The black and white picture shows Helen cuddling Matilda just a few moments after she was born.
She took to writing a lengthy post which read, "It's my due date tomorrow. Throwback to my birth with my firstborn. I don't think my baby girl will arrive tomorrow, I was eleven days late with my Matilda. My birth with Matilda was I think all around a positive one. I had a slow labor from having contractions on the Saturday morning and then being induced on the Sunday evening and having Matilda on Monday morning".
"I ended up having an episiotomy with Matilda but I had the nicest, kindest most supportive midwife and I felt as labors go my pain was really managed. I had an epidural, gas and air and pethidine. I do feel anxious about my labor with my baby now but I'm hoping I'll feel maybe a little bit calmer this time. For me, I felt I worked myself up too much in my head about my labor so I am hoping I can try and focus my mind more x," she went on to add.
"I think all women feel nervous about their labor as it's only natural. Just hoping for the safe and healthy arrival of my baby girl and blessed to be able to carry two babies," she continued.
It was only a month ago that Helen and her footballer boyfriend decided to get engaged after he proposed to her while on a family vacation at Disneyland Paris. Scott took to Instagram to share a picture of him proposing to Helen along with the caption, "She said YES". He also added a ring emoji to the caption. The couple has been together since the year 2009 and has also hinted at marriage pretty soon after Helen revealed that she was expecting a second child.
Helena's pregnancy the second time around was a tough one and she revealed she was seriously sick from the HG. She told OK! magazine, "I have just been really poorly. I couldn't go into work and do any filming. I had hypermesis gravidarum, it lasted for five weeks. It doesn't sound like a long time but I was just so ill. Luckily, it cleared up at ten weeks. I know some women have a horrific time and end up in hospital for nine months, so I was lucky, but it was horrendous."