9th January, 2022
Former Nigerian rapper Modupe-Oreoluwa Oyeyemi Ola, popularly known Mocheddah, has recalled how she struggled with breastfeeding and mental health after childbirth.
The mother of one in an Instagram post, noted that her mental health and breastfeeding “weren’t a great pair”.
“I struggled with my milk supply, the first week after birth was hard; trying to get the baby to latch, being new at this, and being unable to sit because of stitches and hemorrhoids.
“My mental health and breastfeeding weren’t a great pair. So I took my time and did what I could, so obviously, my supply dropped drastically. I could barely pump a full ounce in one day.
“Now I’m feeling up to it again, so I started trying to re-lactate a couple of days ago; getting her to latch and pumping several times. I got nothing for the first two days( As in, not a drop!)” she wrote.
Mo’cheddah said she intends staying happy for her baby which was important to her and she will keep up supplying milk as long as her mental health permits her.
“Staying happy for myself and baby T is what’s important to me, so I’ll keep trying to up my milk supply for as long as my mental health permits me.”
The 31-year-old announced the birth of her child in an Instagram post on Christmas Day.
The singer on November 19, confirmed that she will be having her first child with her husband Bukunyi Olateru-Olagbegi.
Narrating her pregnancy ordeal, Mo’Cheddah said she had many things planned at the beginning of her pregnancy, but Hyperemesis gravidarum took a toll on her.
“So happy to be sharing this with you, my loves! I had so many things planned out at the beginning of this journey, but Hyperemesis gravidarum said no! The last couple of months have been the most beautiful and most challenging thing I have ever experienced.
”I can’t wait to share with you my journey thus far. Why am I running out of things to say?! Say a prayer of thanks for me, my loves! I am living my answered prayer,” she wrote.