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Paloma Faith admits she’s ‘torn’ between her children after welcoming second girl

She welcomed her second baby, a girl, with partner Leyman Lahcine last month.

And Paloma Faith has revealed that she’s ‘torn’ between her newborn baby and her three-year-old daughter as she told how her youngest ‘needs me more than she needs anyone else’.

The singer, 39, shared a snap of her daughters’ hands to Instagram on Monday, where she also discussed her postpartum journey and candidly admitted she was ‘struggling a bit today’.

Struggles: Paloma Faith has revealed that she’s ‘torn’ between her newborn baby and her three-year-old daughter as she told how her youngest ‘needs me more than she needs anyone else’

In a refreshingly honest post, Paloma discussed how she’s been doing in the nine days since giving birth, where she started out by giving an update on her engorged breasts and painful nipples, which she had previously discussed.

She said: ‘Struggling a bit today. Day 9. No more engorgement but the nipples are on fire. Not sure if they are infected or that I have a terrible latch. 

‘I’ve had the tongue tie cut now so hoping that will eventually help. If someone else says to me “nose to nipple” I might scratch their eyes out. Ha!’

The Picking Up The Pieces hitmaker then referred to her post-baby figure as she added: ‘I look at my body and I feel like it will never be the same again.’ 

Her girls: The singer, 39, shared a snap of her daughters' hands to Instagram on Monday, where she also discussed her postpartum journey and candidly admitted she was 'struggling a bit today'

Her girls: The singer, 39, shared a snap of her daughters’ hands to Instagram on Monday, where she also discussed her postpartum journey and candidly admitted she was ‘struggling a bit today’

Paloma the went on to discuss her two daughters, who she welcomed via IVF, stating that she ‘felt’ torn because of the attention she was giving her newborn over her eldest.

She went on: ‘Having such tearful moments where I can’t cope with anything, even small things. Torn between the two kids. 

‘The new one is like a new love, I am fascinated and besotted by her and she needs me more than she needs anyone else. 

Keeping it real: In a refreshingly honest post, Paloma discussed how she's been doing in the nine days since giving birth

Keeping it real: In a refreshingly honest post, Paloma discussed how she’s been doing in the nine days since giving birth

‘Then the first one and I miss each other so much we are heartbroken. It probably works in her favour I had a c section because she knows where I will be (usually in bed) and comes to find me and do activity books on the bed together.’

The beauty then discussed how she was feeling physically, adding: ‘I also can’t tell if I’m getting ill or if I’m just exhausted and healing. Everyone keeps saying “don’t do too much or you won’t get better” but how much is too much? 

‘When people say “you overdid it” it makes you feel like all your pain and suffering is your own fault. God I sound morbid haahahahaha WHO EVEN AM I ?’

Painful: It comes days after Paloma revealed she's in 'next level pain' after being diagnosed with acute engorgement, a condition that makes breastfeeding extremely difficult

Painful: It comes days after Paloma revealed she’s in ‘next level pain’ after being diagnosed with acute engorgement, a condition that makes breastfeeding extremely difficult

It comes days after Paloma revealed she’s in ‘next level pain’ after being diagnosed with acute engorgement, a condition that makes breastfeeding extremely difficult. 

The new mum took to Instagram on Wednesday evening to reveal that her nipples have now cracked, as she shared a teary-eyed selfie and admitted to being ’emotional’ and ‘missing her first child’ in the candid upload.

Meanwhile, Paloma announced she’d given birth by sharing a sweet black and white snap of the tot’s feet on Instagram last month.

The Only Love Can Hurt Like This hitmaker gushed her little girl ‘couldn’t be more loved or wanted if she tried’, as she also detailed her first experiences of breastfeeding her newborn.

New arrival: Meanwhile, Paloma announced she'd given birth by sharing a sweet black and white snap of the tot's feet on Instagram last month

New arrival: Meanwhile, Paloma announced she’d given birth by sharing a sweet black and white snap of the tot’s feet on Instagram last month

Paloma also shared a snap of herself shortly after giving birth, with the star gazing at the camera while clad in her hospital gown and cap.

The songwriter shared a candid caption about her first 30 hours with the newborn, in which she said she was ‘exhausted’ and ‘in pain’, but added that it was all worth it to meet her ‘new little cherub.’

She penned: ‘Pregnancy diary. Well I’m not pregnant anymore! I had a planned c section yesterday I’m in a lot of pain and didn’t sleep last night but it’s worth it to see and meet the new little cherub I have in front of me.’

Paloma then went on to share how she’s doing with breastfeeding her baby girl, adding that her ‘nipples are on fire’.

Congratulations! The Only Love Can Hurt Like This hitmaker gushed her little girl 'couldn’t be more loved or wanted if she tried', as she also detailed her first experiences of breastfeeding her newborn

Congratulations! The Only Love Can Hurt Like This hitmaker gushed her little girl ‘couldn’t be more loved or wanted if she tried’, as she also detailed her first experiences of breastfeeding her newborn

She explained: ‘I’m Exhausted, sore and my nipples are on fire with a baby piranha that wants to kill me’

‘On them every few hours but I am of course elated! This baby couldn’t be more loved or wanted if she tried (yes I have two gals). 

‘I’m now going through the constant worry of bottle vs breast, last time I breast fed exclusively and I think it was too hard! I don’t know if I wana put myself through that this time….. but I’m Trying anyway. 

New baby: The songwriter shared a candid caption about her first 30 hours with the newborn, in which she said she was 'exhausted' and 'in pain', but added that it was all worth it to meet her 'new little cherub'

New baby: The songwriter shared a candid caption about her first 30 hours with the newborn, in which she said she was ‘exhausted’ and ‘in pain’, but added that it was all worth it to meet her ‘new little cherub’

And my nipples are on fire. Lost a litre of blood and I’m in so much pain despite the pain killers. The joys!’

Her post garnered several congratulatory messages from her fans and pals, including Rochelle Humes who penned: ‘Yes Mama!!!!! Proud of you! Congratulations ❤️.’

Paloma announced her pregnancy in September following six rounds of IVF treatment, almost four years after welcoming her first child, a daughter, with the French artist. 

Couple: The singer is already mother to a three-year-old daughter with her long-term partner Leyman Lahcine (pictured together in 2018)

Couple: The singer is already mother to a three-year-old daughter with her long-term partner Leyman Lahcine (pictured together in 2018)

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