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‘Nothing is working’: Serena Williams pleads for baby advice on Twitter

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Tennis star has appealed to her 10m followers for help with her daughters teething, saying the crying and sleepless nights have left her so stressed

Serena Williams has pleaded for help dealing with her new babys teething problems, proving even one of the greatest athletes of all time isnt immune to the everyday trials of motherhood.

Describing herself as so stressed, Williams issued the plea to her more than 10m Twitter followers on Monday, saying: Teething aka the devil is so hard. She lamented in the post that nothing she had tried, including amber beads, cold towels and homeopathic water, was fixing the problem.

Serena Williams (@serenawilliams)

Nothing is working. It’s breaking my heart. I almost need my mom to come and hold me to sleep cause I’m so stressed. Help? Anyone??

December 17, 2017

Serena Williams (@serenawilliams)

Teething- aka the devil – is so hard. Poor Alexis Olympia has been so uncomfortable. She cried so much (she never cries) I had to hold her until she fell asleep. I’ve tried amber beads… cold towels…. chew on mommies fingers…. homeopathic water (lol on that one) but…… pic.twitter.com/hCRMJ0RhUQ

December 17, 2017

The former world number one tennis player gave birth to her first child, Alexis Olympia Ohanian, in September this year and has shared much of her experience of motherhood with her social media followers, who are usually quick to provide advice and support.

M 2the O (@mobetta77)

Freeze her teething ring and let her bite on that

December 17, 2017

Kara Swisher (@karaswisher)

Gripe water. They have it everywhere on SF.

December 18, 2017

CLO (@silycone)

My niece just went through this. We did ice packs, teething gel/rings, and Motrin If the fever was bad. Good news is that it only lasts a short time! pic.twitter.com/x9YuVT2gXT

December 17, 2017

Earlier this month she asked her followers for advice on breastfeeding, saying she got emotional thinking about when she would have to stop doing it.

Serena Williams (@serenawilliams)

Fellow moms:
How long did you breastfeed? Is it weird that I get emotional when I even just think about when it’s time to stop? pic.twitter.com/YOz4oeIajH

December 6, 2017

In a video she and her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian Sr, released to welcome their daughter in September, Williams said there were a lot of complications but did not elaborate.

As well as the hard moments, Williams regularly shares her excitement at being a mother and her love for her daughter.

Serena Williams (@serenawilliams)

At @brunomars concert thinking about Alexis Olympia arghhhh. I love her so much.

October 19, 2017

Serena Williams (@serenawilliams)

I hate to throw my daughter under the bus… but she farts really really really loud

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/19/nothing-is-working-serena-williams-pleads-for-baby-advice-on-twitter

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