Claire Holt's honest post about breastfeeding inspires heartfelt comments from moms, celeb friends

Taryn Ryder

New mom Claire Holt is getting support from her social media network after her candid post about breastfeeding. The Originals actress gave birth to her first child, son James, less than two weeks ago. Holt opened up to her 4.6 million followers about the tough moments of "self-doubt" that accompany motherhood, admitting Monday she was "feeling defeated" after "struggling through a tough feed."

"My only concern is making sure his needs are met, yet I often feel that I’m falling short," she captioned an emotional selfie of her with her baby boy. "Motherhood is an overwhelming combination of bliss and self-doubt. I try to remind myself that I can’t be perfect."

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Miranda Kerr, Claire Holt, Amanda Seyfried. (Photo: Getty Images)

The 30-year-old actress said James "is worth every second of the struggle," but asked fellow moms: "tell me I’m not alone??"

Holt's message was met with supportive responses from fellow moms and celebrity friends with over 1 million people liking the post.

"I gave myself two days off in the first week so I wouldn’t be [scared] and sad every time she woke up to feed," Amanda Seyfried commented. "And it helped so much. No guilt. Just pump and bottle. And then did both throughout. Less pressure. You’re not alone."

Jamie Lynn Siglar added, "Hang in there mama! The hardest and most rewarding job. And don’t forget those hormones are playing with your heart and head. You are not alone. It’s part of this wonderful difficult process. Sending you all the love."

"You’re doing great and making a lot of moms feel better that they aren’t the only ones struggling to do it right," shared Erin Foster.

"Totally not alone! Totally normal to feel this way," wrote Miranda Kerr. "Sending love."

In a follow-up post on Tuesday, Holt said she was "blown away" by the love she received.

"I am reminded of the incredible support that comes with sharing vulnerable moments," she wrote. "I feel like I am part of a beautiful tribe — we are all in this together. Thank you for helping me to feel normal. For sharing your stories."

Holt said her little one must have heard her prayers "because he slept like a champ last night and had a great feed this morning. I’m so glad I kept trying and I’ll re-read your comments every time I’m feeling down."

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