New motherhood is a big emotional rollercoaster for so many women. Just ask the greatest athlete in the world, Serena Williams.
Williams recently took to Twitter to ask her followers some friendly mothering advice when it comes to breastfeeding. Williams and husband, Alexis Ohanian, welcomed their daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. just three months ago but it seems that the prospect of no longer breastfeeding is making Williams emotional.
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
The tennis superstar received over a thousand responses from women all over the world. Words of encouragement and advice. Some women said 1-2 years, some only did for the first couple of months before they stopped producing enough milk.
Little Alexis is just as precious and cute as she can be and Williams seems to be navigating the new waters of motherhood by being open about her questions, uncertainty, and emotions.
So many of the people who commented told her it was incredibly normal for her to be emotional about the prospect of stopping. Whether she needs to get back to work and constantly having to pump seems untenable or for some other reason, it’s completely fine for her to be feeling specific emotions around the many stages of motherhood.
The hormonal changes that a new mother goes through during the first year is constantly ebbing and flowing. New moms get emotional about many different things and it’s all completely normal and to be expected. With such intense hormonal flux, emotional variances are more than common.
Williams has already been back in the gym training and her post-baby body is enviable. There’s no telling when she plans on getting back to the court full time but it seems that for now, training, in conjunction with breastfeeding, is working out really well for her waistline!
Williams is having quite the whirlwind end of the year, she just got back from her honeymoon with new hubby, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, after tying the knot a couple of weeks ago.