Guilt-ridden Kate Lawler admits fears over leaving baby Noa saying she wishes she'd taken more than 4 months off work

KATE Lawler admitted to feeling “guilty” for not taking longer maternity leave after the birth of her daughter Noa.

The 41-year-old star became a first-time mum in February as she welcomed her daughter with fiancé Martin, who she affectionately calls Boj and The Handsome.

She has won praise for how open she has been while documenting her journey into motherhood on Instagram.

Once again, she opened up about how she is adapting to parenthood on her Instagram stories yesterday as she asked followers for advice.

She wrote: “Kind of wish I never asked that question earlier. (How much Mat did you take) I’m feeling even more guilty than I did already reading your responses.”

Her followers’ responses varied from 6 to 13 months.


She then penned: “I already regret not taking longer maternity leave.

“I wish I had taken proper time off everything.

"I’m going back to Virgin radio after 3 weeks and on top of the other work I do on here ect it’s such an overwhelming feeling.

“I just don’t want to leave Noa. I thought I’d feel different. I really did. Everyone tells me ‘once your back at work you’ll feel like you again’… did you?”

Kate previously warned off mummy-shamers as she defended treating herself to a glass of wine while she is still breastfeeding.

Taking to her Instagram Story, the new mum pulled a face while posing with a small glass of white wine.

She captioned the selfie: "Pumped. Wine time. Just a teeny one before anyone tells me I'm about to turn Noa into a p*** head."

Kate went on to add: "Still not got a new bra, still not showered."

Nursing mothers are able to have small amounts of alcohol and still safely breastfeed their children.

The NHS advises that mums have no more than two units of alcohol, twice a week.

But drinking any more than that may affect your baby's development.

Kate pumping her milk before having the drink was also the most sensible and safest choice, with medical advice stating that mums leave two to three hours per unit of alcohol before breastfeeding their baby.

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