Another episode, another controversy for Little People, Big World star Audrey Roloff. After Audrey pissed fans off last week when she said feeding her baby formula was a "sin," she somehow was able to say more shocking things about motherhood. During this week's episode, Audrey opened up about feeling like she was "robbed" of idyllic first moments with her newborn daughter Ember, and she also complained about how little sleep she was getting now that she's a mom — and of course, fans let her have it on Twitter.
"Audrey has an idealized view of motherhood and anything that deviates from that is unique to her and is 'robbing' her. No. This IS [sic] motherhood," one angry fan tweeted, while another commented, "Audrey you weren't 'robbed' of anything. This is what parenting is. Life has a way of humbling you. I hope you are learning and growing from this. You are not a victim, you are simply a mother. More fortunate than most in fact."
Sure, Audrey had a more difficult time adjusting to motherhood than her sister-in-law Tori Roloff — but every woman's body is different so it makes sense that everything from labor to breastfeeding would be different. Audrey was very open about the fact that she came down with mastitis — a common, painful infection of the breast tissue that new moms are susceptive to while they're nusing their children. That paired with Ember's tongue and lip ties made it even more difficult when it came time for feedings, which is why Audrey was up all night, feeding every hour. But viewers think Audrey should just stop complaining and enjoy motherhood.
"Four hours of sleep with a newborn is a lot of sleep!! What is wrong with Audrey?" one fan wrote, while another commented, "Shut up, Audrey! Who gives a s--t if you ONLY [sic] get [four] hours of sleep. You're young still. That's plenty! You have a child! THEY [sic] are more important! Not like you work or anything and need your sleep. GET OVER YOURSELF [sic]!" Ouch.