Tamzin Outhwaite gave birth to daughter Florence Elsie in June

Tamzin Outhwaite only gave birth to daughter Florence 10 weeks ago, but already she's realising how tough being a new mum can be.

The 37-year-old former EastEnders star is said to be struggling to cope with the lack of sleep newborns bring.

'There have been a lot of disruptive nights,’ a friend tells Now. ‘As perfect as Florence is, she’s been sick recently and it’s tough on Tamzin, who used to enjoy her beauty sleep.'

Fortunately her actor husband Tom Ellis, 29, has been on hand to support her. And as the father of Nora, two, from a previous relationship, he's an experienced dad.

‘Tom’s a very hands-on dad. He doesn’t panic and has been a great support,’ says the friend.

And the couple are already planning to increase their family. ‘She wants to have at least 2 more children,' the pal reveals.

To read the full story see this week's issue of Now, dated 8 September