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Married at First Sight's Zoe says she struggled to "get the hang of" breastfeeding.

Married At First Sight stars Zoe Hendrix and Alex Garner welcomed their first child together, daughter Harper-Rose, in November.

Since then, their social media feeds have been filled with happy family photos and adorable snaps of Harper-Rose sleeping that are just too cute for words.

Now, 27-year-old Zoe has shared her most candid photo yet, opening up about how she struggled to breastfeed when he daughter was first born.

“I FEED her body and she NOURISHES my soul” It took me a good two weeks to get the hang of breastfeeding. Like a new pair of shoes my boobs had to be worn in boot camp style! (Ouch!)???? Both Harper & I had to learn the art of attachment and it wasn’t easy. I had days I wanted to give up. Thank god for the nipple shield which was a godsend when I needed in those early days when my nips resembled a crime scene ????. (Highly recommend!) And now when I feed my baby, I marvel at the perfect nourishment my body producers and I am so grateful and honoured I can breastfeed her, especially acknowledging it can be for many a horrible ordeal for a myriad of reasons. Our bodies are extraordinary ladies we must never forget or be made to feel we are doing anything but what our breasts were created to do!????????❤ #normalisebreastfeeding

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Zoe shared the image, of her breastfeeding Harper, to encourage the normalisation of breastfeeding, telling her followers that “our bodies are extraordinary”.

“We must never forget or be made to feel we are doing anything but what our breasts were created to do!” she wrote.

Zoe also shared that it took her a “good two weeks” to get the hang of breastfeeding.

“Like a new pair of shoes my boobs had to be worn in boot camp style! (Ouch)” she wrote.

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“Both Harper & I had to learn the art of attachment and it wasn’t easy. I had days I wanted to give up. Thank god for the nipple shield which was a godsend when I needed in those early days when my nips resembled a crime scene.

“And now when I feed my baby, I marvel at the perfect nourishment my body produces and I am so grateful and honoured I can breastfeed her, especially acknowledging it can be for many a horrible ordeal for a myriad of reasons.”

The post isn’t the first time Zoe has shared a breastfeeding snap with her 71,000 followers.

Three weeks ago she shared another image of Harper-Rose’s “dinner time”.

Zoe has maintained an open and honest account of motherhood with her fans, sharing stories of her painful labour and lack of sleep.

“I think it’s important that we stay honest about the the highs and lows of parenting…screw the fake crap,” she wrote two weeks ago.

“I’ve never been so exhausted… and some moments I think damn I’m doing great, then in the next moment I think I’m not cut out to be the supermum this beautiful girl deserves.”

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