Serena Williams is crowdsourcing motherhood advice from Instagram

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    From the editors of InStyle US
    Words by Alexandra Whittaker

    Serena Williams welcomed her beautiful daughter Alexis Olympia earlier this year, and she’s been Instagramming up a storm of adorable photos of her. But that doesn’t mean first-time motherhood is a piece of cake for Williams.

    The tennis champ took to Instagram on Sunday to talk about one of the things that stresses her out the most about being a mum to Alexis Olympia, and she’s asking for help.

    ‘Teething—aka the devil—is so hard,’ she wrote. ‘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 mummies fingers…. homeopathic water (lol on that one) but nothing is working. It’s breaking my heart. I almost need my mum to come and hold me to sleep cause I’m so stressed. Help? Anyone??’

    Thankfully, many Instagram users are heeding her call, offering soothing words and advice to Williams in the comments section.

    ‘Teething is always hard on baby and Mum. The best thing to do is use a teething ring. Put it in freezer and let it get cold, then let her chew on it. Refreeze after it get warm and use baby Tylenol. Be patient, it’s a process, but Alexis will be fine in time. Welcome to motherhood,’ one user wrote.

    ‘If all else fails try baby orajel to rub on her gums,’ another said. ‘It will get better once this phase is over.’

    We wish both Serena and baby Alexis the best of luck with this tough phase.

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