Celebrity Families

Turia Pitt's breastfeeding revelation has every new mum saying, 'I've been there'

The inspirational first-time mum reveals her breastfeeding struggles.

By Bettina Tyrrell
Inspirational burns survivor, Turia Pitt doesn't shy away from sharing her personal experiences, which is just one of the many reason why Australians respond so positively to her.
Last week, when the first-time mum announced the arrival of her baby to fiancée Michael Hoskin, a little boy who they've named Hakavai, the news was met with an incredible outpour of well wishes and support from her fans and Australian celebrities.
Today, in her second public post since the birth of Hakavai, the down-to-earth 30-year-old took to Instagram to muse about breastfeeding to her avid followers.
Turia signified the Instagram post with a selfie wearing a white singlet and her hair long and loose around her face.
"There's a couple of major perks to breastfeeding," she began.
"I actually found breastfeeding really hard at the beginning. But then I realised it was the first time I'd ever breastfed and it was Hakavai's first time too, and the first time you try anything new you're not going to be an expert at it!" she mused before concluding: "We're not experts (yet) but we're definitely getting the hang of it."

Turia's revelation and positivty struck a chord with many of her fans.
"So true!" commented one follower.
"Yes, the beginning is hard for many mothers, but it's so rewarding once you get the hang of it," wrote another.
Some fans felt inspired to share their own breastfeeding stories: "The first 8 weeks were the hardest for us not knowing if I could keep going. But, 13 months on now and going strong, best decision I ever made," explained one mother.

Since Hakavai's arrival, the besotted parents have shared an insight into their family life posting two gorgeous pictures of proud dad Michael carrying his tiny son wrapped to his body while out on a walk.
"We are slightly sleep deprived but stoked!" Turia wrote, to which many new parents would be able to relate to.