Helen Flanagan 'hurt' by trolls after sharing post-baby bikini snap

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Helen Flagan was left ‘hurt’ after mummy-shamers criticised her for sharing a stunning bikini picture eight-weeks after giving birth, according to reports.

The former Coronation Street actress, 30, who welcomed her son Charlie earlier this year, recently shared a smiling snap with her two daughters while on a staycation.

However trolls hit out at the actress for ‘making other mums feel bad’ about their postpartum figures, and Helen was reportedly horrified. 

An insider told new! magazine: ‘Criticism is hard for Helen as she’s openly admitted to being insecure and is very self-aware.

‘The photo was a happy moment with her girls and she did feel content in her body.

‘She got a lot of really lovely comments but the negative comments from mummy-shamers still crept in and they do hurt.”

The source added that Helen wasn’t ‘bragging’ about her postpartum figure and just wanted to embrace the body that had birthed three children.  

Helen had s been enjoying a UK staycation with her fiancé Scott Sinclair and their three children, Matilda, five, Delilah, two, and their two-month-old son Charlie.

She shared plenty of snaps of their Cornish getaway on Instagram, and floored fans when she and her daughters posed in matching pink gingham swimsuits.

Cute! Helen had s been enjoying a UK staycation with her fiancé Scott Sinclair and their three children, Matilda, five, Delilah, two, and their two-month-old son Charlie

Cute! Helen had s been enjoying a UK staycation with her fiancé Scott Sinclair and their three children, Matilda, five, Delilah, two, and their two-month-old son Charlie 

Showing off her sensational post-baby figure in a two piece bikini, Helen’s followers rushed to the comment section of her post to express their disbelief over the fact she’d only welcomed a son eight weeks ago, with one sweetly asking: ‘How do you look that amazing so soon?’ 

Love Island’s Kendall Rae Knight was one of the first to leave a gushing comment, writing: ‘The cutestttt! & your bod after having 3 kids is a joke.’

Another of Helen’s followers said: ‘You look amazing, wish my tummy went back as quickly as yours,’ with a third echoing: ‘Did you not give birth just 2 days ago lol?’

A fourth told Helen: ‘You look amazing, wish my tummy went back as quickly as yours.’

Floored: Helen's followers rushed to the comment section of her post to express their disbelief that she'd only welcomed a son two months ago

Floored: Helen’s followers rushed to the comment section of her post to express their disbelief that she’d only welcomed a son two months ago

Another social media user commented: ‘How is it even possible to look that amazing?’   

Helen and her family enjoyed a staycation in Falmouth, Cornwall over the weekend. 

In another snap, the mother-of-three was glowing as she nestled up to her daughter Delilah in an off-duty snap shared on Instagram.

In a photo with the whole brood, Helen balanced Delilah on her shoulders, while Scott carried Matilda as they strolled through the streets. 

Family fun: In a snap with the whole brood, Helen balanced Delilah on her shoulders, while Scott carried Matilda as they strolled through the streets

Family fun: In a snap with the whole brood, Helen balanced Delilah on her shoulders, while Scott carried Matilda as they strolled through the streets

The girls looked adorable in baby blue dresses as they grinned on their parents shoulders. 

Getting the latest addition to the family in on the action, Helen also shared an adorable picture of baby Charlie wearing a blue and white stripe top in his high chair. 

Not to be outdone on the cuteness factor, Delilah posed in a solo snap wearing a hilarious yellow duck outfit and wellies.   

Baby boy: Getting the latest addition to the family in on the action, Helen shared an adorable picture of baby Charlie wearing a blue and white stripe top in his high chair

Baby boy: Getting the latest addition to the family in on the action, Helen shared an adorable picture of baby Charlie wearing a blue and white stripe top in his high chair

Meanwhile, Helen’s eldest daughter Matilda had a big moment of her own while on the family trip as she proudly displayed the tooth she’d lost in a gap-toothed snap. 

The sweet family could be seen enjoying a day out at the beach as Helen and Scott smiled on the sand in a couple’s selfie. 

The doting mum also snuggled up to her newborn on the beach as he lay swaddled in a cosy fluffy jumper. 

Quack Quack: Not to be outdone on the cuteness factor, Delilah posed in a solo snap wearing a hilarious yellow duck outfit and wellies

Quack Quack: Not to be outdone on the cuteness factor, Delilah posed in a solo snap wearing a hilarious yellow duck outfit and wellies

Helen previously revealed the family were unwinding at the town’s luxury St Michaels Resort. 

A gorgeous getaway destination, the hotel boasts tropical gardens and is situated just a stone’s throw from the beach.

‘Been having the best time in Cornwall, turned my phone off to be present with the girls,’ the former soap star told her followers. 

Tooth fairy time: Helen's eldest daughter Matilda had a big moment of her own while on the family trip as she proudly displayed the tooth she'd lost in a gap-toothed snap

Tooth fairy time: Helen’s eldest daughter Matilda had a big moment of her own while on the family trip as she proudly displayed the tooth she’d lost in a gap-toothed snap

The family’s getaway comes after Helen revealed she would have to wait ‘a very long time’ if she decided to have another baby due to her suffering badly with hyperemesis gravidarum.

Hyperemesis gravidarum, which Kate Middleton also suffered from, is characterised by severe nausea, vomiting, weight loss and possibly dehydration.

Sharing her experience with the extreme morning sickness, the mother-of-three explained: ‘It got worse with each pregnancy. It was worth everything but it was horrendous.

‘As soon as I found out I was pregnant with Charlie, I said to my mum I hope I don’t get Hyperemesis. I hope I’m OK.

‘I had to live with my mum and dad for three, four months. I couldn’t look after them. Now I’m not pregnant I feel like a normal mum again, I have loads of energy which is lovely.’

Helen added: ‘I had medication that worked with Delilah but I was just immune with Charlie. You’re constantly sick but it makes you feel low as well, you’re so on your own.

Loved-up: The sweet family could be seen enjoying a day out at the beach as Helen and Scott smiled on the sand in a couple's selfie

Loved-up: The sweet family could be seen enjoying a day out at the beach as Helen and Scott smiled on the sand in a couple’s selfie

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