‘Little People, Big World’s’ Audrey Roloff Is Suffering From Mastitis

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Our precious baby girl – Ember Jean Roloff – is finally here!!! 7.13 lbs 20.25″ long and born on September 10th. Wow. Natural labor was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but holding our baby for the first time was undeniably the most empowering and rewarding moment of my life. Of course, I wrote “always more” on my hand when I went into labor, but never have these words carried more meaning. The whole time I just kept reminding myself of the MORE that was within me through Christ – that I could keep enduring, surrendering, trusting, and pushing more and more because of Christ’s strength within me. The second she was out of my belly and into my arms, the tears of pain ceased, and Jeremy and I looked at our daughter and each other with tears of uncontainable joy. We are in complete awe of the miracle of life, and feeling so blessed to be entrusted with such a beautiful daughter. Sweet little Ember, may you always be a light in the darkness, glowing in all you do, enduring, feirce, and hard to extinguish;) May you always believe in the more that is within you, and when stoked and kindled by your Creator – may you be able to burn and glow even MORE than you ever could on you own 🔥 We love you so much Ember Jean Roloff. Thank you for making us “mom and dad” 😉 💗pc: @juliagreenphotography #journeyofjerandauj #emberjean #alwaysmore

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Audrey Roloff and her husband Jeremy became parents last week, welcoming their precious daughter, Ember Jean, into the world on Sunday, September 10, at 9:40 a.m.

“Labor is such a wild and miraculous process and meeting our baby girl for the first time filled us with uncontainable joy. We are so thankful for this little life we’ve been blessed with and cannot wait to see all that she becomes,” the new parents said in a statement to Us Weekly last week.

The Little People, Big World stars have been sharing updates on their lives as mom and dad for the past few days, and both of them have expressed being very tired — which is not uncommon when there’s a new baby in the house. However, on Monday, Audrey shared that she has been suffering from mastitis.

“Mastitis is a breast inflammation usually caused by infection. It can happen to any woman, although mastitis is most common during the first 6 months of breastfeeding. It can leave a new mother feeling very tired and run-down. Add the illness to the demands of taking care of a newborn, and many women quit breastfeeding altogether. But you can continue to nurse your baby. In fact, breastfeeding usually helps to clear up infection, and nursing will not harm your baby. Although mastitis can be discouraging and painful, it is usually easily cleared up with medicine,” according to WebMD.

Audrey got candid in her Instagram story, posting a photo of herself looking rather glum.

“I can now sympathize with all your moms out there who’ve had mastitis. It’s no joke,” Roloff captioned the black and white still shot.

It didn’t take long for Little People, Big World fans to comment on Audrey’s other Instagram posts, giving her hope. Many wrote words of support and encouragement and let Audrey know that she’s doing great despite her feeling blue just a week after being tickled pink.