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Jesinta Franklin reveals breastfeeding struggles following the birth of daughter left her 'wrecked'

Jesinta Franklin and her husband, Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin welcomed their daughter, Tullulah, six months ago. 

And, the 29-year-old model has opened up about the struggles of becoming a mum for the first time. 

In an interview with Body + Soul the Australian beauty explained the difficulties she had breastfeeding left her ‘wrecked’. 

Struggles: In an interview with Body + Soul this week, Jesinta Franklin (pictured) explained the difficulties she had breastfeeding

Struggles: In an interview with Body + Soul this week, Jesinta Franklin (pictured) explained the difficulties she had breastfeeding

‘I was so exhausted, my body was wrecked and, mentally, there were so many tears,’ she said. 

‘I was encouraged to still pump because I was told that one teaspoon of breast milk a day was better than nothing. I’d torture myself to get even half a teaspoon.’

She went on to add that ‘pressure’ she felt to breastfeed really affected her mentally. 

Baby joy! Jesinta welcomed her first child, daughter Tullulah, six months ago but revealed that the 'pressure' she felt to breastfeed 'messed with her head'

Baby joy! Jesinta welcomed her first child, daughter Tullulah, six months ago but revealed that the ‘pressure’ she felt to breastfeed ‘messed with her head’ 

Pain: 'I was so exhausted, my body was wrecked and, mentally, there were so many tears,' she said. 'I was encouraged to still pump because I was told that one teaspoon of breast milk a day was better than nothing. I'd torture myself to get even half a teaspoon'

 Pain: ‘I was so exhausted, my body was wrecked and, mentally, there were so many tears,’ she said. ‘I was encouraged to still pump because I was told that one teaspoon of breast milk a day was better than nothing. I’d torture myself to get even half a teaspoon’ 








‘It messed with my head so much – the bottle and breast and cleaning and expressing and sanitising – all because I felt so much pressure,’ she added.      

The former Miss Universe Australia’s confession comes after she revealed that she had returned to work last month. 

Posting to her Instagram stories Jesinta shared a photo of herself looking glam on the set of a photo shoot.   

Private: Jesinta and husband Lance 'Buddy' Franklin (pictured) have kept Tallulah out of the public eye since her birth in late February

Private: Jesinta and husband Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin (pictured) have kept Tallulah out of the public eye since her birth in late February 

She said it ‘felt good’ to be working again and she praised her parents for helping look after Tullulah. 

‘My first full day without my little angel,’ she wrote.

‘So grateful for my parents who are helping me out at the moment so I can work. It felt good to be back on set.’   

On the way: Jesinta and Buddy announced they were expecting a child in August last year

 On the way: Jesinta and Buddy announced they were expecting a child in August last year

Jesinta and husband Buddy have kept Tallulah out of the public eye since her birth in late February. 

But during an appearance on The Morning Show, Jesinta said it took less than an hour to welcome little Tallulah into the world.

‘The birth was actually so amazing,’ she gushed.

‘I was really lucky that I had a very quick 50-minute natural birth. The birth was such a beautiful moment for us.’ 

Back at work: The former Miss Universe Australia's confession comes after she revealed that she had returned to work last month. She said it 'felt good' to be working again and she praised her parents for helping look after Tullulah

 Back at work: The former Miss Universe Australia’s confession comes after she revealed that she had returned to work last month. She said it ‘felt good’ to be working again and she praised her parents for helping look after Tullulah

Jesinta and Buddy announced they were expecting a child in August last year.

The couple tied the knot back in November 2016 at the lavish yet intimate ceremony at Wildenstein Gardens in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales.

Buddy proposed to Jesinta in December 2014 after 14 months of dating. 

Don't miss: Read more about Jesinta in this week's Body + Soul on sale Sunday

Don’t miss: Read more about Jesinta in this week’s Body + Soul on sale Sunday

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