Tennis star Serena Williams has been glowing ever since she and husband Alexis Ohanian welcomed their first child to the world in September.
The 36-year-old pro athlete has been posting on social media nonstop about little Alexis Olympia, who was named after her internet mogul father.
And now, she’s using her massive following to get some mommy advice from fellow moms, according to People.serenawilliams/Instagram
The 36-year-old opened up about breast-feeding the baby girl on Twitter and revealed that she’s already dreading the moment she has to ween her daughter.
Williams posted a photo of herself gazing down at the bundle of joy, along with a question for her fans.
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
Fellow moms: How long did you breastfeed? Is it weird that I get emotional when I even just think about when it’s time to stop?
The new mom’s heartfelt question elicited a flurry of responses from helpful parents, many of whom seemed to try to soothe her worries.
One mom pointed out that she shouldn’t be concerned with when to stop because the correct time to stop is different for each infant. The mom wrote:
3.5 years (and I did it on the down low for another 1.5 years). My son didn’t want to stop. Best decision I made. Every child I different. He’s my only and I wouldn’t do anything differently.
Another mom had the opposite experience. She told Williams her child didn’t want to breast-feed at all — and that was OK, too. She wrote:
I only managed 8 days and felt awful when I had to stop. You keep going for as long as you and your beautiful child need.
Fans also let the tennis star know that getting emotional while breast-feeding is totally normal. One mom wrote:
I’m breastfeeding my little girl, she’s 3.5 years tomorrow…Breastfeeding is a wonderful thing, which continues to provide benefits for as long as you feed. And not weird to get emotional.
And according to Healthy Children, mothers are actually hormonally programmed to emotionally bond with their baby during breastfeeding.
The hormones released during feeding time help mother and child bond, so it makes complete sense why Williams would get emotional about stopping.
Luckily, it seems like the tennis star has an army of fellow moms to help guide her.