Millie Mackintosh has revealed that she has mastitis, which has caused her to feel “drained”.
The former Made In Chelsea star, who recently shared her dramatic birth story, gave her Instagram followers an update on her breastfeeding journey, which she admitted may be coming to an end sooner than she had hoped.
Sharing a snap of feeding her little Aurelia, who she welcomed in November 2021 with husband Hugo Taylor, Millie penned: “Pumping is helping a little bit but my right boob is hardly producing any milk and the left has a blocked duct which is v. sore!”
Millie revealed that she was “using a hot and cold compress, taking Ibuprofen and sunflower lethacin to help reduce the blockage” – however, that was not enough to ease her discomfort.
The reality star candidly explained: “Honestly, I’m finding breastfeeding so hard and thinking my journey might be coming to an end…
“But I’m not going to make any decisions on a bad day.”
In the following post, Millie explained that she had officially been diagnosed with mastitis – an inflammation of breast tissue that can lead to infection, pain and swelling, and redness.
Sharing another snap of Aurelia sleeping, Millie said: “Turns out I have mastitis, feeling really drained.
“Thank you for all your lovely supportive messages, it means a lot.”
This comes after Millie shared her daughter Aurelia’s birth story, where she described her second C-section as “magical”.
Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, the mum-of-two shared a string of snaps of her in hospital shortly before and after giving birth to Aurelia.
Millie said: “I was admitted to hospital two weeks before my c section was booked in as they thought I was in early labour and having contractions brought on by throwing up after I caught the norovirus.”
“Naturally I went into panic mode as I felt so unprepared, plus Sienna was poorly at home with Hand Foot & Mouth and I knew she needed her Mama! It was seriously bad timing, I was monitored overnight, but thankfully it was a false alarm so I was discharged to go home again.”
Two weeks later, Millie went on to have her second C-section, which was “everything that (she) hoped it would be and just magical”.
She went on: “I asked to drop the curtain and watch Aurelia be born, which was an incredible moment that I will treasure forever! I can’t thank the amazing staff at @thekensingtonwing enough for their care and support, during both of my stays.”
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