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Amy Childs confesses it was a ‘mistake’ to promote diet shakes while breastfeeding following warnings to newborn daughter Polly’s health

Amy Childs recently welcomed her first baby [Amy Childs Instagram]

Amy Childs only gave birth to her first baby, Polly, on April 30, but the reality star has already come under scrutiny for “risking” her daughter’s health.

The accusations were made following a controversial Instagram post, which appeared to show the redhead promoting Body Shape Fit Vanilla diet drinks, just days after giving birth.

Although the post has since been deleted, the 26 year old has now apologised for her actions.

Following backlash, Amy has deleted the controversial post from her Instagram account [Instagram/Amy Childs]

Writing about the backlash she experienced, Amy said: “Everyone was going mad at me, saying I was risking my daughter’s health, that I shouldn’t be drinking them while breastfeeding and how I’m selfish for wanting to lose weight so soon after the birth.

“It went on and on and as a new mum, it really upset me.”

However, Amy has since defended the promo post, writing in her new! magazine column: “The truth is, it was a mistake and it shouldn’t have been posted on this date.

Unphased by trying new products, Amy had her placenta turned into capsules and face cream [Instagram]

“Of course I understand how it looks, but I can tell you I’m not using these shakes at the moment.”

She added: “I’d never do anything to put her at risk. She’s my number one priority.”

The news comes after Amy revealed that she is facing breastfeeding difficulties.

Amy spoke exclusively to OK! Magazine about her breastfeeding worries

Speaking exclusively to OK! Magazine, she said: “Straight away, but she wasn’t latching on. I stayed in hospital the next day and they told me I needed nipple shield, as I have inverted nipples. She latched on but wasn’t really getting anything from it, just a little colostrum. The milk wasn’t coming.”

“I had a few days but by the end of the first week I thought, this isn’t going to happen. The midwife said to do a little bit of bottle and breast, but Polly wasn’t going near the breast. I gave it 150 per cent, but it just didn’t work for me, ” she admitted.

Amy has since thanked the NHS staff who helped her through pregnancy, calling them “unbelievable”.

Source: http://www.ok.co.uk/celebrity-news/1074490/towie-amy-childs-defends-promoting-fitness-diet-slimming-shakes-instagram-breastfeeding-problems

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