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Jools Oliver hits back at mum who shamed her for sharing post-baby photo

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At first glance, Jools Oliver's Instagram post seems totally innocuous – a snapshot showing the new mum posing in a pair of trousers just a few weeks after giving birth. But the picture, and in particular the caption ("'almost' fitting into these gorgeous trousers"), has caused a bit of a stir amongst her followers.

While many fans were quick to praise the 41-year-old mum-of-five, one lady in particular took offense to what she saw as another celebrity mum effortlessly returning to her pre-baby shape.

jools© Photo: Instagram

Jools Oliver has responded to criticism about this Instagram photo

"I am currently pregnant with my second baby. Every minute of every day I'm scrutinising my weight, pictures like this by naturally slim women do not help," wrote the social media user. "Shouldn't you be more concerned about bonding with your baby rather than how quickly you fit back into your jeans?"

Clearly shocked and upset by the comment, Jools has since replied with an impassioned response to the woman.

"Honestly, it's about the trousers!! I didn't even think about my weight!!" she wrote. "For god sake, I still have heaps to lose, as I said earlier my t-shirt hides a lot!!

"I am confident with my body before, during and after pregnancy and totally get that things don't go back to normal for at least 6 months to a year.

jools2© Photo: Getty Images

Jools and Jamie recently welcomed their fifth child together, son River Rocket

"As for bonding with my baby… I feel no need to address this, it’s ridiculous. So please next time if I irritate you, just unfollow me. It was just meant to be a nice pic of a pair of good trews but has to turn into a weight issue – seems a bit weird to me and a total shame."

Jools and her husband Jamie welcomed little River Rocket, their fifth child on 8 August. The couple are also parents to Poppy Honey Rose, 14, Daisy Boo Pamela, 12, Petal Blossom Rainbow, seven, and six-year-old Buddy Bear Maurice.

During an appearance on This Morning on Tuesday, proud dad Jamie opened up about the newest member of the family. "He is the most beautiful little boy. And he's really good," he told hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby. "He sleeps a lot and Mum is in love, and she's really happy."

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