Former Made in Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh welcomed her second child with husband Hugo Taylor in 2021.
The pair, who are also parents to daughter Sienna born in 2020, welcomed a little girl named Aurelia Violet Taylor.
Since the newborn’s arrival, Millie has given fans on social media an insight into their life as a family of four. Most recently, Millie opened up about her breastfeeding experience in a raw and honest post on Instagram.
Alongside a carousel of photos, the star revealed her time breastfeeding Aurelia had come to an end. She also told fans she felt pressured to continue breastfeeding her newborn despite experiencing mastitis and pain when feeding.
“I really felt the pressure to just keep going even though I was literally crying in pain every time I needed to feed,” Millie wrote on Instagram.
I really felt the pressure to just keep going even though I was literally crying in pain every time I needed to feed
After initially mentioning her struggles on social media weeks ago, Millie said she was overwhelmed with support from her followers. “There was one comment that really stuck with me, ‘it’s ok to stop too, it doesn’t make you a bad mum’ at the time I really needed to hear that,” she wrote.
The star decided to combi-feed for a while before she stopped breastfeeding her daughter after another round of mastitis. Despite her initial reservations she now believes it was “the right time” and the right decision for both of them.
“Now Aurelia is purely on formula, at first there was a bit of resistance whilst we found the right bottle and teat size, but now she is feeding well and we’re getting into a good routine. I still love the time spent feeding her, she clutches my fingers, pulls me close and stares into my eyes, I still feel just as important to her,” Mille wrote.
The star went on to remind other new-mums out there that mum and baby being happy is the most important thing.
“Breast feeding is a different journey for every mum and I’m so glad I got to experience it twice, I take my hat off to the mums that keep fighting and making it work because it is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done! When you’re a new mum it’s easy to feel the pressure and get swept up in what everyone else thinks is the best thing for you to do. But ultimately the most important thing is that your baby is fed, and you’re both happy! 🤱🏼🍼💗”
Breast feeding is a different journey for every mum and I’m so glad I got to experience it twice,
The post really resonated with Millie’s followers, who took to the comment section to share their thoughts and similar experiences. “I couldn’t agree more with everything you said!” one fan commented, while another wrote: “This is such an important post and message 🖤 thank you for sharing!”
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