By Ayla Soguksu
Millie Mackintosh has shared a candid breastfeeding snap with newborn baby girl Aurelia as she opened up on the struggles she’s faced so far.
The 32 year old, who welcomed her second child in November this year with husband Hugo Taylor, took to her Instagram feed to post the photo for her 1.4million followers to see.
In the picture, the doting mum can be seen wearing a white robe with a black bra as she looks down at her daughter, who is wrapped in a knitted blanket, while she breastfeeds.
While the photo showed the former Made In Chelsea star looking happy and relaxed, the star spoke out on “navigating reflux and projectile vomiting” in the caption.
She wrote: “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 navitgating reflux, projectile vomiting and tongue tie. Pair that with engorgement, over (and uneven) supply, cluster feeding, sleepless nights and well it’s a lot.”
Addressing other new mums who are going through the same journey, she continued: “To other mums in the newborn bubble right now, I see you! We got this,” followed by a pink heart emoji.
Millie added: “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,” alongside an emoji of a woman cradling a baby.
The star’s 35 year old husband Hugo was quick to praise her in the comments section as he wrote: “You are doing an amazing job! So proud of you. X”.
Meanwhile, mums everywhere sympathised with Millie’s struggles as one person wrote: “Oh Millie thank you for sharing. Our little one is 4 days old and I hardcore relate to all of this!” with a red heart emoji.
Another said: “Your doing sooooo amazing! It’s bloody hard work. The pain and exhaustion is just next level. You look beautiful! Keep going xxx,” followed by three red heart emojis.
While a third added: “Ahhhh I feel all the feels for you on this… I had exactly the same with my second, it’s so exhausting… the cluster feeds, the projectile, the tongue tie… sending love and strong coffee and lots of lovely baby snuggles xxx”.
Following the birth of baby Aurelia, Millie, who is also mum to Sienna, one, took a short break from social media to spend time as a family of four.
She then returned to share some sweet snaps as she told her legion of fans: “Thank you all so much for the lovely messages and well wishes.
“Spending the last few weeks at home bonding as a new family of four has been so special, we’re all obsessed with Aurelia especially Sienna who gives her constant kisses and cuddles! #twoundertwo,” with a pink heart emoji.