Portia Oduba shares series of sweet snaps to mark World Breastfeeding Week

Portia Oduba shares series of sweet snaps to mark World Breastfeeding Week and reveals she’s in a stage of ‘sadness, denial and loss’ as her nursing journey ends

She is an advocate for breastfeeding and often talks about her own experiences with her two children, Genie, 9 months and Roman, three. 

And Portia Oduba honoured World Breastfeeding Week with a series of sweet snaps of herself feeding her daughter over the past couple of months on Wednesday.

The wife of TV presenter Ore, 32,  posted the photos on her Instagram grid alongside a candid post on how she was in a stage of ‘sadness, denial and loss’ as her nursing journey came to an end. 

Doting mum: Portia Oduba honoured World Breastfeeding Week with a series of sweet snaps of herself feeding her daughter Genie, 9 months on Wednesday

Doting mum: Portia Oduba honoured World Breastfeeding Week with a series of sweet snaps of herself feeding her daughter Genie, 9 months on Wednesday 

Portia also revealed how she managed to cope with two small children while breastfeeding. 

Sharing a selection of selfies with her youngest child, including an image of her using an electric breast pump – the mum-of-two took to her social media to reflect over the past couple of months.  

‘Happy #breastfeeding week,’ she wrote.  

‘It seems a good time to let you know that my breastfeeding journey has now ended with Genie.’

Thumbs up: Portia shared a selection of selfies with her daughter, including an image of her using an electric breast pump

Thumbs up: Portia shared a selection of selfies with her daughter, including an image of her using an electric breast pump

Multitasking: Portia also revealed how she managed to cope with two small children while breastfeeding

Multitasking: Portia also revealed how she managed to cope with two small children while breastfeeding

‘I’ve been in that stage of sadness, denial and loss that you feel after.. but with everything that’s been going on in our lives at the moment in a way it’s been a good distraction.’

Speaking candidly, she added: I’ve been very lucky to have boobed both my children and to be honest I really enjoyed it.. less so the nursing bras, the sore nips and the leaking boobs but it’s been a time I’ll always cherish.’ 

Detailing how she coped with two children, she explained: ‘Feeding Genie was definitely a different experience to Roman, second time round there is no sitting down and getting a large water and snacks bought to you whilst you rested and just fed… second time round was more like..one child hanging off a boob, whilst I was putting on the other child’s school shoes and then swigging a nice cold tea and grabbing a bite of Romans half eaten toast as I left the house!’ 

Honest: Portia has always been candid about her breastfeeding journey. She added a car selfie feeding Genie to the slew of snaps

Honest: Portia has always been candid about her breastfeeding journey. She added a car selfie feeding Genie to the slew of snaps 

She concluded: ‘I’ll always look back fondly on breastfeeding my children with love and proudness.. but for now I hang up my.. tits?! And close this chapter, but if you are just starting yours… GO MUMMA, you got this.’

The update comes after Portia revealed that her daughter was rushed to hospital after a ‘bit of a scare’ at the weekend, as she urged parents to ‘follow their gut.’

Taking to her Instagram Story last month, the influencer shared a series of black and white images as she cradled the tot. 

Alongside the photos Portia penned: ‘Been MIA for a few days… we had to take a visit to A&E whilst in Kent over the weekend.’ 

Feeling better: Portia revealed that her daughter was rushed to hospital after a 'bit of a scare'  in July

Feeling better: Portia revealed that her daughter was rushed to hospital after a ‘bit of a scare’  in July 

She continued: ‘Our little lady gave us a bit of a scare but is a lot better and bouncing back. 

’24 hours later and little lady was on the mend… and we were home with smiles… Thank you to all the amazing doctors and nurses at Tunbridge Wells Hospital… you are incredible.’

‘Just a little reminder to yourself to always trust your gut… you know your baby better than anyone else and you feel if something isn’t right or they aren’t themselves, act on it. You will never be turned away… thank you NHS.’ 

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Scary: Alongside the photos Portia penned: She continued: 'Our little lady gave us a bit of a scare but is a lot better and bouncing back'

Scary: Alongside the photos Portia penned: She continued: ‘Our little lady gave us a bit of a scare but is a lot better and bouncing back’

Taking action: Portia concluded: 'Just a little reminder to yourself to always trust your gut... you know your baby better than anyone else'

Taking action: Portia concluded: ‘Just a little reminder to yourself to always trust your gut… you know your baby better than anyone else’

Genie is Portia’s second child with husband Ore, as the pair are parents to son Roman, three. 

Earlier this year, Ore admitted that welcoming a newborn baby while juggling his hectic work schedule and the adjustments in his family life left him feeling overwhelmed as he detailed his recent panic attack.

The TV presenter, 36, opened up on his first panic attack, which occurred the day before a previous Loose Women appearance in November, with the ordeal coming just five weeks after welcoming his second child with wife Portia.

Joining the Loose Women ladies, Ore discussed how the ‘seismic change’ in his life impacted his mental health, with the star admitting that things eventually ‘bubbled over’. 

Tough: Earlier this year, Ore admitted that welcoming a newborn baby while juggling his hectic work schedule left him feeling overwhelmed as he detailed his recent panic attack

Tough: Earlier this year, Ore admitted that welcoming a newborn baby while juggling his hectic work schedule left him feeling overwhelmed as he detailed his recent panic attack

In a joint interview with his wife, Ore told Charlene White, Denise Welch and Kelle Bryan how he was quickly forced to tell his wife the truth about his attack as he knew he’ll likely discuss mental health on the show’s Loose Men special the following day.  

He said: ‘That was the first one I had the attack literally the day before I was on the show, I only told Portia because I was going to be on national television the next day and there was a very good chance we were going to talk about mental health and the fact that only 24 hours ago I had this panic attack.

‘And the last thing you want is your wife to find out about you having a bit of trouble on air, so I thought it was definitely something we should chat about. I’m so glad that we did, that we chatted about it between us and then to have the platform that is Loose Women and be broadcasting it on ITV… the reaction, the support from everybody is so overwhelming.’ 

Open: The TV presenter opened up on his first panic attack, which occurred the day before a previous Loose Women appearance in November, with the ordeal coming just five weeks after welcoming his second child with wife Portia

Open: The TV presenter opened up on his first panic attack, which occurred the day before a previous Loose Women appearance in November, with the ordeal coming just five weeks after welcoming his second child with wife Portia

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