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Millie Mackintosh ‘shocked and saddened’ after learning her daughter has developmental issue

The reality star welcomed her first child in May

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Millie Mackintosh has revealed her baby daughter Sienna has developmental hip dysplasia.

The three-month-old was diagnosed with the condition during a follow up appointment after a routine scan.

Millie’s daughter will now have to wear a special harness for six to 12 weeks in order to treat the condition.

Millie shared a photo of her daughter wearing the harness on Instagram, and wrote: “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.”

 

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“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.

“Despite being naturally worried initially, I put it to the back of my mind and got on with things,” she explained.

“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.”

“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.”

 

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Millie continued: “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.”

“‘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.”

Millie and her husband Hugo welcomed Sienna back in May, almost two years after they tied the knot in June 2018.

 

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Standing on the steps where we said ‘’I do’’ feels even more special now we have you ????‍????‍???? ❤️

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