Millie Mackintosh says having bigger breasts was a tough ‘fit’ and that she felt her post-pregnancy low when ‘nothing was right on her’.
The former Made in Chelsea star, 31, admitted she ‘never had to dress for breasts’ before becoming a mother to daughter Sienna last year and joked that she said that her new cleavage was an “ obstruction ”.
In an exclusive interview with UKTN, Millie revealed that she ranged between being in awe of her body after giving birth and feeling “ stressed and embarrassed ” about nothing that wasn’t right for her postpartum period.
‘They just don’t fit into anything’: Millie Mackintosh says having bigger breasts was a tough ‘fit’ and she felt her post-pregnancy low when ‘nothing was right’
She said: ‘I’ve never had to dress for breasts before! It has certainly been an adjustment. Milk breasts, they get bigger during pregnancy and then when your milk comes in it’s literally a whole different thing.
“They’re like obstructions! They just don’t fit into anything. Then they started to get tough and run away, that was quite a thing in that heat wave last summer.
Millie, who is married to former Made in Chelsea co-star Hugo Taylor, 34, recently admitted to being ‘ashamed’ of her postpartum body.
But she insists those negative feelings came about when she was at her low end and the frustrations over her clothes were not right.
‘They started running away’: The former Made in Chelsea star admitted she ‘never had to dress for breasts’ before becoming Sienna’s mom and joked that she said that her new cleavage was an “ obstruction ”
She explained: ‘I said at the time that I was having a really hard time having a baby and there were times I felt ashamed of my postpartum body. This is how I felt low one day, not all the time.
“I was trying to point out that I would go between being in awe of my body and loving ‘wow I created this baby’ and having all this appreciation for myself and ‘I make milk and I feed her and that is. amazing “and the other days I felt like -” argh, nothing is fine with me, I feel uncomfortable and when I leave the house someone takes my picture. “
“ I had this stress to think about, it made me feel more embarrassed – but I didn’t feel like that all the time.
“I really appreciate my body. Over time it got easier, but I think it’s really important to be honest about these feelings and not to lie and say “I love my postpartum body every day!” I wanted to be honest about my reality but it’s not like that for everyone.
‘I really enjoy my body’: Millie revealed that she ranged between being in awe of her body after giving birth to a feeling of ‘stress and awkwardness’ for nothing suitable
Actress Emily Ratajkowski, 29, has sparked controversy for the photos she shared of her body on Instagram less than a week after giving birth to her son Sylvester.
The model had a flat stomach in the photos, which has led some critics to say that her ‘perfect’ body will negatively impact other women whose figures do not have the same ability to ‘bounce’ ‘.
Millie thinks there is less focus on how a woman looks after childbirth, although she understands why some new mothers will have reacted with rage to Emily’s impeccable appearance.
She said: ‘People are struggling if this really isn’t something that has happened to them. It’s easy to get angry. Like “why is it not possible for me?”
‘I’m more in myself’: Millie admitted that something finally clicked in her life after she became a mom to Sienna in May of last year and that she enjoys’ pairing their looks ”
‘But the comparison is really unhealthy and everyone has a different genetic makeup and body, which was possible for her because it was just in her genes.
“ She’s an amazing mom and that was part of her trip. It’s great, amazing and good for her!
“People shouldn’t judge like that, why hate? We shouldn’t have negative things to say, we should empower women, but that’s just one of the pitfalls of social media, right?
Millie, who was first famous for throwing drinks on Made in Chelsea, attending glamorous parties and being a part of West London alongside her girlfriend Caggie Dunlop, admitted something had finally clicked in her life after she became a mom.
She said: ‘It changed me a lot. It taught me a lot of lessons and I feel like I get a grip on myself. I always wanted to be a mom. Things clicked for me.
‘Family time’: Millie said she was grateful lockdown restrictions gave husband Hugo Taylor the chance to be present in Sienna’s freshman year
“ There are tough days and tough times but I really love it and Sienna is amazing and I feel really lucky that I had her during a lockdown because for us there were a lot of benefits. like spending all the time with the family with Hugo on leave. because he was on leave, we were basically a year old, the three of us, which was really amazing.
“It taught me to live in the moment more and take it one day at a time. Having a child has taught me to be more patient and she’s just the sweetest little thing, I’m so obsessed with her.
Millie has collaborated with Disney and their new collection of story books that features 14 never-before-told princess stories.
The influencer, who is an avowed Disney fan, said she jumped at the chance to support the new series, which is being made available for free to help inspire a kinder world.
‘I was so excited’: Millie collaborated with Disney and their new collection of story books that features 14 never-before-told Disney princess stories
Disney’s new collection of stories is dedicated to children who have shown extraordinary acts of courage and kindness, and includes five young people aged 9-14 from the UK.
Millie said: ‘I was so excited to work on this project because Disney for me was such a big part of my childhood and I love all the different princess stories, the books and the movies, it means a lot. for me, so when the opportunity presented itself, I was elated.
“ I love the campaign and give back and am delighted that they are today launching their storybook collection called Tales of Courage and Kindness.
“ This is a digital storybook collection of 14 never-before-told stories with beautiful illustrations of the various Disney Princesses. The stories are basically based on each princess, but it’s not a story you know, they are short stories and each tale focuses on the themes of courage and kindness which is so beautiful.
“They are being given free to children around the world with the aim of inspiring a kinder world, which is a beautiful message.
Good Cause: Disney’s new collection of stories is dedicated to children who have shown extraordinary acts of courage and kindness, and includes five children aged 9-14 from the UK.
Millie also recorded a version of the Mermaid Ariel story for the digital collection, which can be viewed via the Disney Junior YouTube channel.
She added: ‘It’s such a beautiful thing to be able to do and also a really good practice for me because I read Sienna stories, she almost has one so we only read short stories until. ‘now, but it was good for me to get it. some train and tell the story very well.
- Millie Mackintosh has partnered with Disney to launch a new collection of digital princess stories “ Tales of Courage and Kindness, ” as part of Disney’s Ultimate Princess Celebration, a global campaign championing the qualities of courage and kindness.
- The collection of digital stories is offered free of charge to children and is available at DisneyPrincessStories.co.uk. Millie recorded a reading of Ariel’s story, which can be found on Disney Junior UK’s YouTube channel ‘