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Millie Mackintosh Shares Pic Of Baby Wearing Brace After Hip Dysplasia Diagnosis

Millie Mackintosh Shares Pic Of Baby Wearing Brace After Hip Dysplasia Diagnosis

Millie Mackintosh has shared a photo of baby Sienna wearing her hip brace after being diagnosed with developmental hip dysplasia.

The photo posted to Instagram shows the reality TV star, 30, smiling in black underwear and a white robe while her baby daughter, now 15 weeks, lays on the ground next to her wearing her special harness.


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Baby Sienna was diagnosed with the hip condition some weeks ago, with mum Millie, 30, revealing all in an Instagram post.

"Sienna had a routine hip scan at 6 weeks because she was breech from 28 weeks onwards, it showed one hip socket was under developed but I was reassured it was likely to sort itself out by 12 weeks, but they booked her in for another scan just to make sure," the Made In Chelsea star explained.

"Despite being naturally worried initially, I put it to the back of my mind and got on with things. But when we went for our second scan, I was shocked and saddened to learn she has in fact got developmental hip dysplasia and the treatment is to wear a special harness all the time for 6-12 weeks."

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Speaking about Sienna's harness, Millie continued: "Apparently, it has a 90 per cent chance of totally correcting her hip, so she hopefully shouldn't need surgery or have any issues with her movement, so we are remaining positive and grateful that we found out early."

Developmental hip dysplasia (DDH) is a condition in babies and children where the ball-and-socket joint does not form properly.

According to the NHS, DDH is more common in girls and firstborn children and affects roughly 1 or 2 in every 1,000 babies.

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With early diagnosis and treatment - such as a special fabric splint such as the one Sienna is using - most children are able to develop normally.

DDH can be fixed with special splints (Credit: NHS)
DDH can be fixed with special splints (Credit: NHS)

Millie said: "The hardest part is that I can't hold her properly to cuddle her and finding a comfortable breast feeding position is really difficult while we adapt to this change in our reality, a reality that we've worked so hard on!," said the new mum before urging her followers for advice.

"Any advice on how to make her more comfortable would be much appreciated as although she is being very brave she is confused and frustrated that she can't move her legs and it's really challenging emotionally as parents to see her so distressed."

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Millie welcomed baby Sienna with her husband Hugo Taylor, 33, in May, with her hubby telling Hello! Magazine: "Sienna has turned our world upside down.

"It's like first love all over again - that wondrous feeling of excitement, joy and endless possibility for the future. I can't wait to watch her grow."

Featured Image Credit: @miliemackintosh

Topics: Celebrity News, Health

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America.