“I felt like I’d failed and that I’d lost the chance to have that special time and bond with Rex. I felt like everyone else was going to feed him and I’d lose my baby.”
Eventually, Stacey came to terms with the situation, and she told her followers: “The truth is, I did my absolute best. Every baby is different.
“I’m so lucky I have a few wonderful breastfeeding memories and some women don’t get that chance.
“I have an extremely special bond with Rex, one that would be there whether I breastfed or not, he grew in my tummy and we’ve known each other for a long time.
“I love bottle feeding, it’s nice to share the feeding with Joe and our family sometimes too, they’re not stealing him away, just helping and bonding too.”
Stacey welcomed her first daughter on her 32nd birthday, and is also mum to 13-year-old Zachary, and nine-year-old Leighton in addition to Rex.