A Facebook post from a new mother highlighting her postpartum struggles has gone viral.
Danielle Haines, an Arizona-native, posted the photo to Facebook three days after giving birth to her son, Phoenix. Her friend took the photo while Haines was "so raw and so open."
This is a picture of me 3 days postpartum. I was so raw and so open, I was a fucking mess. I loved my baby, I missed...
Since then, the post has been shared more than 8,000 times with dozens leaving comments underneath.
Haines wrote: "I missed his daddy (he went back to work that day), I was mad at my mom, my heart hurt for my brother because my mom left us and now I had a little boy that looked like him, my nipples were cracked and bleeding, my milk was almost in, my baby was getting really hungry, I was feeling sad that people kill babies, like on purpose, I had not slept since I went into labor, I didn't know how to put my boobs away, my vagina was sore from sitting on it while nursing constantly, I was kinda loosing [sic] my mind."
She also wrote a follow-up post saying that she had been contacted by many who "were touched by the message and that we need to feed mamas in their postpartum!"
Hello new friends!! Apparently the post I wrote about my 3rd day postpartum has gone viral! I have been contacted by...