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Millie Mackintosh Shares Unusual Tip for Dealing With Mastitis

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Millie Mackintosh Shares Unusual Tip for Dealing With Mastitis

Millie Mackintosh has shared her rather unusual tip for treating painful breasts, after a case of mastitis left her struggling to breastfeed her daughter Aurelia.

The Made In Chelsea star welcomed baby Aurelia just ten weeks ago with her husband Hugo Taylor, and has been keeping fans up to date on the journey.

Most recently, Millie, 32, revealed that she had been suffering from mastitis - an inflammation of the breast tissue that has left her crying in pain.

Millie Mackintosh has been suffering from mastitis. (Credit: Instagram/@milliemackintosh)
Millie Mackintosh has been suffering from mastitis. (Credit: Instagram/@milliemackintosh)
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Mastitis is an infection that affects women who are breast feeding, and can cause breast pain, swelling, warmth, redness, fever, or chills.

After asking her fans and followers for advice, Millie was willing to try anything to ease the pain - even putting bags of frozen peas in her bra!

In a recent Instagram update, the mother-of-two confessed that she had been having trouble breast feeding after one of her breasts stopped refilling between feeds and the other developed a blocked duct which turned into mastitis.

Millie revealed that she had been flooded with all sorts of advice.

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Millie tried putting frozen peas in her bra to ease the pain. (Credit: Instagram/@milliemackintosh)
Millie tried putting frozen peas in her bra to ease the pain. (Credit: Instagram/@milliemackintosh)

She wrote: "Thank you for all the kind messages with your tips and advice. I’ve heard just about everything from using a vibrator or electric toothbrush to break down the blockage and getting your other half to suck it out (safe to say, Hugo wasn’t up for that!).

"A lot of you also said to have a hot shower or bath and to massage the area, to put savoy cabbage leaves from the fridge inside my bra, (I find frozen peas really help) epsom salts with hot water in a haakaa pump and even dangle feeding the baby on all fours 🐄 😂!"

Millie went on to say: "I am on antibiotics I as started to feel a bit feverish, but I also saw a women's physio who used an ultrasound machine to break down the blockage. I’ve been trying lots of your suggestions as well as feeding regularly even when it’s made me cry in pain. The area is still sore but it's not bright red and hot anymore, so I’m hoping we’re on the mend and my supply has picked up again🤞🏻.

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Millie and Hugo welcomed baby Aurelia back in November. (Credit: Millie Mackintosh/Instagram)
Millie and Hugo welcomed baby Aurelia back in November. (Credit: Millie Mackintosh/Instagram)

"I’m not sure how much longer I will continue breastfeeding, I have started combi feeding by introducing formula once or twice a day. I do feel there is a lot of pressure put on mums to just keep going and stick with it but I told myself I wouldn’t make any decisions on a bad day and ultimately I know I’ve got to do what’s best for both Aurelia and myself."

Poor Mills! We hope she starts feeling better soon.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/ @milliemackintosh

Topics: Celebrity, Made In Chelsea

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