Made In Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh last week shared her decision to stop breastfeeding because she had severe mastitis and Emily Andre has now spoken about her difficult experience
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Emily Andre shared the guilt she felt when she was forced to stop breastfeeding Theo.
The doctor, wife of singer Peter Andre, spoke about motherhood following Millie Mackintosh’s recent candid post on Instagram.
The Made In Chelsea star, 32, revealed she stopped breastfeeding her three-month-old daughter Aurelia after she developed severe mastitis.
This condition causes inflammation and can lead to an infection of the breast tissue. Often, the person is faced with severe pain as well as swelling, heat, and redness of the area.
Emily compliments how open-minded Millie was in her latest YES! Journal pillar.
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She talked about her own experience and said it was tough when Theo, now 5, was young and her milk had just run out.
Emily said things can be challenging and normalizing the situation will be very helpful for other mothers around the world.
She wrote: “I really loved the honesty in Millie Mackintosh’s recent Instagram post, which saw her open up about stopping breastfeeding her three-month-old daughter Aurelia after going through it. painful mastitis.
“I had mastitis a few times while breastfeeding Theo and it was very difficult. I felt very uncomfortable because of the high temperature and it was very painful.
“When I stopped breastfeeding, I felt guilty, as well as sad because I enjoyed breastfeeding so much.
“It gave me a strong bond with both kids and I didn’t want that to end. But unfortunately my milk ran out so I had no other choice.
“Once I stop, I feel less sad and can feel proud of what I’ve achieved.”
In a lengthy post, Millie told her 1.4 million followers how her breastfeeding journey ended, bringing up mixed emotions.
She admits that every time she tries to feed her daughter, she “cries in pain”.
Millie wrote: “I really felt pressured during my first mastitis to continue breastfeeding. After mentioning it on social media I was flooded with messages and despite having some so many advocates sharing different remedies that can help, I really feel pressured to continue even though I literally cry in pain every time I need to feed.
“There was one comment that really stuck with me, ‘it’s okay to stop, that doesn’t make you a bad mother’ when I really needed to hear it.”
She opened up about trying to breastfeed, but revealed she once again had to stop when the pain became unbearable.
She continued: “Now that Aurelia is purely formula, there was a bit of resistance at first while we found the right bottle and nipple sizes, but now she is feeding well and we I am in good habit.
“I still love her feeding time, she grips my fingers, pulls me close and stares into my eyes, I still feel just as important to her.”
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