Millie Mackintosh poses in underwear while baby Sienna wears hip brace

Millie Mackintosh shares sweet breastfeeding snap before posing in underwear alongside baby Sienna wearing her hip brace

  • Millie revealed her daughter was diagnosed during a 12 week follow up scan
  • Sienna was initially checked out as she was breech from 28 weeks onwards
  • The three-month-old will have to wear a special harness for six to 12 weeks    
  • Ninety per cent of babies have completely corrected hips following treatment Millie welcomed Sienna with husband Hugo Taylor, 34, in May this year 

Her daughter Sienna was recently diagnosed with hip dysplasia. 

And, Millie Mackintosh posed in underwear while showing baby Sienna, 3 months, wearing her hip brace in a selfie posted to Instagram, on Monday morning. 

The new mum, 31, smiled happily as she showcased her slim frame in a black bra and briefs set, after sharing a breastfeeding snap of herself bonding with her little girl.

Morning! Millie Mackintosh, 31, posed in underwear while showing daughter Sienna, 3 months, wearing her hip brace in a selfie posted to Instagram, on Monday morning

Last week, the mother-of-one admitted it was the ‘hardest’ thing she has had to overcome as a parent, after being told Sienna would wear a harness for up to 12 weeks.

Despite her own initial struggles with the news, Millie praised her baby girl for being able to ‘adapt’ to wearing a harness – which she is allowed to remove once a day. 

Discussing Sienna’s hip dysplasia, Millie said: ‘Now the shock’s worn off, babies are incredible at adapting. It’s been one of the hardest things we’ve overcome as a parent. 

‘Sienna has already adapted, harder for the parents to adapt. Sienna is able to take off her harness once a day.’  

Bonding: The new mum smiled happily as she showcased her slim frame in a black bra and briefs set, after sharing a breastfeeding snap of herself bonding with her little girl

Candid: Millie recently opened up about Sienna’s hip dysplasia diagnosis

The former Made In Chelsea star touched on the fact that she and her husband Hugo Taylor, 34, welcomed a baby during the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, during an Instagram Live hosted on the WaterWipes channel.  

She said: ‘So yeah, I had a lockdown baby, which was something you are going to tell them when they are older. 

‘So do you know what for me, I found, yes it was scary and was unsettling, but the positive I took from it is spending a lot more time at home, as with my husband, and taking that time to bond and connect.’

Offering advice to other new mums, she said: ‘Sleep when your baby sleeps, that saved me in the first couple of weeks. Make sure to nap in the day, when they baby is napping. You catch up that way and it’s less brutal.’

Family: The mother-of-one admitted it was the ‘hardest’ thing she has had to overcome as a parent, after being told Sienna would wear a harness for up to 12 weeks

Millie first detailed her ’emotionally challenging’ week after discovering her little girl Sienna has developmental hip dysplasia on Saturday.

Millie said her little girl was diagnosed with the condition during a follow up appointment after a routine scan. 

The diagnosis means that Sienna will have to wear a special harness for six to 12 weeks in order to treat the dysplasia and new mum Millie admitted she is finding it tricky to cuddle and breastfeed her daughter.

Detailing the experience, Millie took to Instagram and explained: ‘It’s been an emotional few days over here…Sienna had a routine hip scan at 6 weeks because she was breech from 28 weeks onwards. 

Incredible: Despite her own initial struggles with the news, Millie praised her baby girl for being able to ‘adapt’ to wearing a harness – which she is allowed to remove once a day

‘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.

Millie admitted that she tried not to think about the outcome of the second scan and continued to make the most of her time with her baby and husband Hugo Taylor, 34. 

She continued: ‘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.’ 


Explaining: Millie revealed Sienna was diagnosed with the condition following a routine scan

She added: ‘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’

According to the NHS website, developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a condition where the ‘ball and socket’ joint of the hip does not properly form in babies and young children.

It’s sometimes called congenital hip dislocation or hip dysplasia. The hip joint attaches the thigh bone (femur) to the pelvis. The top of the femur (femoral head) is rounded, like a ball, and sits inside the cup-shaped hip socket.

In DDH, the socket of the hip is too shallow and the femoral head is not held tightly in place, so the hip joint is loose.

Millie explained that a full recovery was very likely for Sienna, and said: ‘Apparently, it has a 90% 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.’

Love: Millie admitted that she tried not to think about the outcome of the second scan and continued to make the most of her time with her baby and husband Hugo Taylor, 34 (pictured)

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!’

‘It feels like we are back at the new born stage, her routine has gone out the window and we are having to learn how to care for her all over again.’

Millie also asked any fellow parents how they have managed to overcome these struggles after their child was diagnosed with DDH, she said:

She went on to add that she is struggling with not being able to hold her daughter properly, while breastfeeding is also proving problematic.  

‘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.’

Hopeful: The former Made In Chelsea star revealed her daughter was diagnosed with the condition following a routine scan 

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