Hi-5 Star Lauren Brant Reveals She’s ‘Not Coping’ With Motherhood

Hi-5 Star Lauren Brant Reveals She’s ‘Not Coping’ With Motherhood

Lauren Brant, an actress and former member of Hi-5, has discussed the struggles of being a first-time mum. 

“So today … has sucked!” she wrote on Instagram.

“I love Miller with all my heart and I love being a mother, HIS mother! But today … I realised that I have not been kind enough to myself and this is a HUGE problem because when I get run down, agitated or sad, I’m a lesser mum.”

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Lauren also mentioned that Miller had been “extremely needy” and wasn’t sleeping properly.  

“Miller has become extremely needy of me and with that, is not sleeping well at all … ever. He is constantly trying to get close to me, hold my face, feel my skin against his and get comfort from breastfeeding. I love that he loves me that much, but I feel drained and so damn exhausted.”

“So when I find myself with a spare hour — I try do everything at once and then NOTHING gets done and then, I feel completely frustrated.”

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She explained her situation had highlighted the need to make self-care a priority. 

“I really need to find balance again, cause today – I admit I am just not coping,” she said. “I know I’ll get my mojo back and I know Miller and I will work it out. I just have to remind myself that I can’t look after everyone and I can’t do everything all the time – because I lose me!” 

Many of Lauren’s followers flooded the post with words of support, praising her for her honesty.

“I remember all too well how hard the early days were, I promise things get better,” one mother penned.

“I so appreciate the honesty of this post. I love my 16-month-old but I’m not always the best mother when I’m tired. But I’m learning that a bad day is usually followed by a better day, rarely two bad days in a row.”

The 28-year-old met her partner, Barry Hall while filming I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! in South Africa in 2015.

This article originally appeared on New Idea.

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