Paloma Faith says she felt ‘guilt’ returning to work after giving birth as she shares breast pumping snaps

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Paloma Faith has discussed the "guilt" she felt returning to work less than three months after giving birth to her second child with Leyman Lahcine.

In a candid "postpartum diary" post on Wednesday, the singer tweeted she had a "lump in her throat" because she thought her children "wouldn't be looked after properly".

Sharing two striking images of herself breast-pumping, the 39 year old wrote: "I did a bit of work this week. My first two days back. The first one was ok. The second I had a lump in my throat the entire time.

"I was snapping at Leyman I didn't know why. I remember this feeling well from my first [child]. Guilt mixed with concern that they won't be looked after properly.


"Turns out she was fine. I wasn't! Hahaha! Working mums returning to work: It always feels too soon, whether you are back like me after 11 weeks, or if it's a year."

In a further tweet, the Gold hitmaker admitted that her worries as a mother might never subside.

"You are never really away because you are thinking about them, texting about them, pumping for them (like in my pics!) I'm going to try and pull a sticky," she added.

Paloma, who previously said she 'cries a lot' over difficulty breastfeeding, concluded: "And then there's the dilemma about childcare."

The star was met with a wave of support from fellow mothers.

"You are doing so well. You are very hard on yourself though. Life needs balance, a lot of baby, a bit of work and friends. The baby and you both need some society to grow x," one person replied.

A second wrote: "Go you for normalising this- Not only breastfeeding/pumping but for the real struggle mums have juggling work/home life/guilt."

A third added: "Ah I remember those days, pumping milk on the go just wanting to be at home relaxing with baba …or trying to, you're a super-duper mummy making us all feel better about ourselves, good on you."

The star regularly chronicles her motherhood journey in Instagram and Twitter posts which she labels "postpartum diary".

Last month, Paloma was forced to rush her newborn to hospital after she developed an infection.

Thankfully, her baby girl recovered and was discharged from the hospital not long after.

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