The picture Insta-mums portray

Ms Dawn Wang (her son Laurent turns four next month) got positive feedback after sharing her experience of a miscarriage on Instagram. Ms Jamie Lee, seen here with 14-month-old son Noah, feels that the nature of social media is such that everything i
Ms Jamie Lee, seen here with 14-month-old son Noah, feels that the nature of social media is such that everything is curated and the impression she got from Instagram postings was that no one else was going through the same ordeal she had with breastfeeding. PHOTO: COURTESY OF JAMIE LEE
Ms Tjin Lee with sons Tyler, five, and Jake, two. She feels it is common practice for, say, magazines to show just the final, touched-up images.
Ms Tjin Lee with sons Tyler, five, and Jake, two. She feels it is common practice for, say, magazines to show just the final, touched-up images. PHOTO: COURTESY OF TJIN LEE
Ms Dawn Wang (her son Laurent turns four next month) got positive feedback after sharing her experience of a miscarriage on Instagram. Ms Jamie Lee, seen here with 14-month-old son Noah, feels that the nature of social media is such that everything i
Ms Dawn Wang (her son Laurent turns four next month) got positive feedback after sharing her experience of a miscarriage on Instagram. PHOTO: COURTESY OF DAWN WANG

Instagram motherhood usually boasts pretty photos but they may not tell what the real deal is

Scrolling through Instagram was something of a habit for Ms Jamie Lee, 28.

This was no different during confinement following the birth of her first child, Noah, who is now 14 months old.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 14, 2018, with the headline 'The picture Insta-mums portray'. Print Edition | Subscribe