Laura Anderson hit back at mum-shamers on Saturday before they had the chance to call her out on her “controversial” parenting choices.
The former Love Island star, 32, gave birth to a baby girl, Bonnie Rose, earlier this month, who she shares with her on/off boyfriend Gary Lucy.
And she has openly given her fans a glimpse into her life as a new mother on Instagram.
The influencer shared on Instagram that she left Bonnie Rose to “cry” after she “couldn’t think of an idea” to stop her from crying.
She wrote: “What a day and it’s not even over yet.” No naps longer than 20 minutes and fed every hour. I had to give Bonnie a shout out because I was out of ideas.
Candid: Laura Anderson hit back at mum-shamers on Saturday before they had the chance to call her out over her “controversial” parenting choices
New mother: The former Love Island star, 32, gave birth to a baby girl, Bonnie Rose, earlier this month, who she shares with her on/off boyfriend Gary Lucy
“3 weeks ago today, wow, what a turnaround from angel child to (devil emoji).”
“I’m praying tonight that this doesn’t continue and that she calms down because I’m exhausted.”
“Who’s idea was it to have a baby?” she joked with laughing, crying emojis.
But before she received any negative comments, Laura published another post explaining her reasons for the decision.
She defended herself, writing, “When I say cry it out I meant about 2.5 seconds so I can think of another solution since it was the first time she cried so hard and I didn’t was able to quickly remedy the situation, cool people.”
“She missed a nap and was overtired, so things just went downhill. Tomorrow is a new day. I’m unclogging the milk ducts in the bathtub, woo!’
This comes after she proudly showed off her post-baby figure on Wednesday as she shared a video of herself in the mirror and talked about her recovery following the birth of her daughter.
She wrote about the clip: “I just wanted to share this with my friends and family but who cares? This is my body’s 12th day postpartum.
“I’m actually feeling good today.” (I swear it’s the fake tan) I’m starting pelvic floor exercises tomorrow to get the abs back together, but today I’m feeling pretty good.’
Opening: The influencer shared on Instagram that she left Bonnie Rose to “cry” after she “couldn’t think of any ideas” about how to stop her from crying
In return: But before she received any negative comments, Laura published another post explaining her reasons for the decision
Family: The former Love Island star gave birth to a baby girl, Bonnie Rose, who she shares with her on/off boyfriend Gary Lucy, earlier this month
Amazing: She wore a black bra and gray bike shorts as she turned to the side to show off her body before pulling her bra down to reveal she had cabbage leaves covering her breasts
Candid: On Tuesday, Laura gave her fans a candid update about Bonnie’s nutrition journey by sharing a nude photo of her breastfeeding
Laura then joked: “PS: I hope you like my disposable pants and no, I haven’t washed my hair in a while.”
However, in the post’s caption, she confessed that she found the postpartum period to be “the hardest part of pregnancy.”
She wrote: “Postpartum is without a doubt the hardest part of pregnancy in my opinion.” Not that I’m complaining, life is wonderful and I’m very lucky to have a healthy little girl in my arms, but it is much.
“I’d like to share with you my recovery must-haves for anyone about to give birth, and generally what I’ve learned that I need most after labor.”
“Hats off to all the moms and supportive dads out there, I actually think there should be emotional support for partners even after birth.”
Laura continued to encourage new mothers to be proud of their “perfect” postpartum bodies and to allow themselves to heal.
She said: “Anyways not my usual post but I just wanted to say what your body looks like after giving birth. All I know is that it’s perfect, that you’re recovering, and even if we don’t go back to our old selves, maybe the new us will be even better.” .
“I say this as I’m just soothing my saggy breasts in the bathtub and thanking them for feeding Bubba every day. ‘Love L&B.’
Parents: It comes after Laura announced the arrival of her bundle of joy as she shared a heartwarming video montage on Instagram