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As any new mum will appreciate, entering new parenthood can be an emotional and confusing time.
Which is why so many mums turn to the Internet for advice and to swap parenting tips.
And Serena Williams is no different.
Posting on Twitter, the tennis superstar made an emotional breastfeeding confession and asked other parents for their own experiences and feedback.
“Fellow moms: How long did you breastfeed?” Williams wrote, along with a photo of herself with daughter Alexis Olympia.
“Is it weird that I get emotional when I even just think about when it’s time to stop?”
How long did you breastfeed? Is it weird that I get emotional when I even just think about when it’s time to stop? pic.twitter.com/YOz4oeIajH
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) December 6, 2017
And it wasn’t long before the Internet responded with some reassuring words of advice and support.
“I am still breastfeeding my 4 year old. we are self weaning. I get emotional thinking about weaning all the time. Nurse that baby as long as you can, they grow up too fast,” one user tweeted.
“Every baby/child is different,” another added. “I’ve been breastfeeding for six years now— with three daughters who are 6, 4, 2. No one is pushing the third off, so she’s still breastfeeding for comfort in the pm/am despite already starting pre-school.”
“Both of mine self-weaned 15 months and I was v emotional about finishing, especially second time round because I knew I was done for good. Whatever works best for you and your baby,” another user offered.
A post shared by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on Dec 2, 2017 at 7:44am PST
Serena and her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, welcomed their baby daughter back in September.
The tennis champion isn’t the only celebrity to speak out about breastfeeding. Chrissy Teigen, Whitney Port and Kelly Rowland are just some of the celebrity mums who have got real about the feeding method.
And earlier this year pop singer Pink hit back at people who shame mothers for breastfeeding in public.
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