Laura Anderson struggles in first stages of breastfeeding journey as she prepares for birth

Former Love Island star Laura Anderson has opened up on some pregnancy difficulties as she attempts to harvest her colostrum.

The TV personality, 34, is expecting to give birth any day now as she co-parents her baby with former beau Gary Lucy, 41.

Gary and Laura had been an item until earlier this year when they announced their shock split shortly after news of their pregnancy emerged.

They had met on the show Celebs Go Dating last year but ended up splitting in a bitter spat which saw both parties take aim at each other.

But over the weekend, Laura shared an update on her pregnancy journey on her Instagram story where she spoke about the struggles of harvesting her colostrum.

Colostrum is the milk that an expectant mother produces and it can be a very difficult procedure to collect it – but it is something a lot of new mums want to do.

In her Instagram as she also showed off her nursery, she said: "Lil nursery sneak peek. My second attempt at harvesting colostrum was a success. First time round I gave up as it was just droplets. I felt defeated I won't lie.

"This morning I gave it another bash, going between the two nips lol a little droplet at a time and the syringe filled up.

"Feeling a sense of accomplishment. Our bodies are just crazy."

In the story, Laura was showing fans the nursery where her baby will be sleeping. She showed off the adorable cot and the plush toys in the newly designed room which is set in a very modern white and grey colour.

Speculation has lately arisen over whether Gary and Laura are back together after they spent time together at the £800 a night Gleneagles resort.

A representative for Gary, however, confirmed that this was not the case to MailOnline: "They are not back together it’s just close to the birth."

Following news of their split Laura was asked on an Instagram Q&A if she could foresee getting back together with Gary after the separation, Laura simply replied, "no."

She then went onto say that she "hopes once baby is here" that the pair of them could successfully navigate co-parenting their little one.

At the time of the split, one episode which left a very bitter taste in the mouth for Laura was that Gary reportedly revealed the gender of their baby without discussing things with her.

Following the incident, a source told OK!: "Gary announced the gender news without getting Laura’s consent. She’s really upset by this."

Laura rose to fame after appearing on the 2018 series of Love Island and she became a firm fan favourite for her hilarious use of one-liners.

Both Gary and Lucy's representatives have been approached for comment.

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