Millie Mackintosh reminisced on her breastfeeding journey with her daughter Sienna, now 18 months, on Tuesday as she prepares to welcome her second child.
The former Made In Chelsea star, 32, who is married to Hugo Taylor, shared a sweet throwback snap feeding her little one and told she was ‘keen to give it a go again.’
She looked radiant as she sat in her garden for the post and was wearing a colourful maxi dress.
Mother: Millie Mackintosh reminisced on her breastfeeding journey with her daughter Sienna, now 18 months, on Tuesday as she prepares to welcome her second child
She penned: ‘Let’s talk about breastfeeding! I am really keen to give it a go again, I felt my time was cut short with Sienna due to her reflux and also difficultly nursing her while she was in a Pavlik harness to correct her hip displaysia.
‘Once we got into the swing of things it was a really positive experience, such a special time for the two of us, is there anything better than a milk drunk baby that has fallen asleep on you?!’
She continued: ‘However, I did at times find it challenging and I know each baby is totally different so I’ll be going easy on myself if it doesn’t work out exactly as I hoped.
Heavily pregnant: The star is now nearing her due date and plans to have a C section (pictured last weekend)
‘I’m trying to get my head back into the game, reminiscing on the feeds and anything that I remember being useful. (seriously how have I forgotten so much from only 18 months ago? Baby brain!)’
‘I’ll definitely be using nipple shields again, I really struggled with sore cracked nipples until I started using shields, and they totally changed feeding time for us. I got very confused about feeding from one boob or both boobs at each feed and I had a lot of outside opinions on this! I think you just have to go with what feels right for you!’
It comes after last weekend Millie gave her Instagram fans a detailed update on her pregnancy journey, including her ‘third trimester symptoms’.
Candid: She penned: ‘Let’s talk about breastfeeding! I am really keen to give it a go again!’
Showing off her growing bump in just a black bra and briefs for a mirror selfie in her bedroom, the beauty said she’s ‘very ready to not be pregnant anymore’ and is in ‘major nesting mode’.
‘I feel very ready to not be pregnant anymore, I’m beyond excited to hold my baby in my arms but I already know I’ll really miss my bump and the feel of her moving around in my tummy,’ Millie told fans.
She went on to reveal her third trimester symptoms including a ‘puffy face, flushed cheeks and intense pigmentation’.
Changes: It comes after last week she revealed her third trimester symptoms including a ‘puffy face, flushed cheeks and intense pigmentation’
‘I’ve really noticed how my face has changed recently, it’s more puffy, especially first thing in the morning, the extra fluid is really starting to show up!’ she wrote.
In the accompanying snap, Millie looked gorgeous as she posed in just black lingerie, styling her chestnut locks out and drawing attention to a radiant visage.
It came after the influencer previously revealed that her and Hugo’s firstborn daughter Sienna, had been diagnosed with Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease, after being rushed to hospital last month.
The doting mother took to Instagram where she posted a snap of herself with their little girl looking distraught while resting her hands on her mother’s baby bump.
Millie wrote alongside the heartbreaking shot: ‘It’s been a rough few days in the Taylor household, Sienna has really not been herself.
‘I put it down to having a cold and possibly teething as she kept crying and pointing at her mouth, by the end of the week she was refusing to eat or drink anything, even the sight of her milk bottle would make her scream so I knew it was something more.
‘We took her to A&E and they found ulcers on her tongue and the roof of her mouth, they diagnosed her with Hand, Foot and Mouth.
‘Her throat is very sore, apparently it’s like tonsillitis but worse. I felt so bad for not realising, but she doesn’t have the telling rash around her mouth or on her hands and feet – but apparently that can come later.’
Millie has since revealed that Sienna is feeling ‘a bit better’ and is ‘much calmer’.
Ordeal: It comes after Millie revealed that daughter Sienna, 18 months, had been diagnosed with Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease, after being rushed to hospital last month