Millie Mackintosh has shared her struggles with breastfeeding her newborn baby, admitting the experience hasn’t been ‘plain sailing’.
The Made In Chelsea star, 32, shared a photo of her breastfeeding her second child Aurelia, as she told her followers: ‘I feel very lucky that Aurelia has taken to breastfeeding and I really cherish the one on one time, but it hasn’t been plain sailing so far!
‘We’re currently navigating reflux, projectile vomiting and tongue tie. Pair that with engorgement, over (and uneven) supply, cluster feeding, sleepless nights and well it’s a lot.’
Reassuring her followers that struggling with breastfeeding is totally normal, she added: ‘To other mums in the newborn bubble right now, I see you! We got this.
‘We’re still finding our feet, but once we have it figured out a little more [fingers crossed emoji] I’ll definitely share more about our journey.’
Millie, who also has 19-month-old daughter Sienna with husband Hugo Taylor, 35, detailed the journey further on her Instagram story, adding: ‘I pump after the morning feed as that is when my milk is it’s richest and it helps boost supply for the day.
‘I then give Aurelia a bottle in the early evening when I’m most tired and my supply is low especially if she wants to cluster feed. It also means someone else can feed her so if I want to go out for a few hours without her I have some freedom.’
She added: ‘I was told it’s good to get a baby to take a bottle from a young age so they don’t reject it later on. I am using nipple shields to help regulate my fast flow and have had no issues with her going from bottle to boob and back again.’
Millie and Hugo welcomed Aurelia in November, sharing a sweet photo of the three of them in hospital.
They wrote: ‘Welcome to the world Aurelia Violet Taylor! Our little bundle of joy arrived safe and sound and our hearts are bursting with love.
‘I’m signing off for a bit to spend time with my family in our newborn bubble.’
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