Millie Mackintosh says baby Sienna’s hip dysplasia is the ‘hardest thing to overcome’ as a parent

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Millie Mackintosh has candidly opened up about her baby daughter Sienna's hip dysplasia.

Last week the 31 year old revealed her three month old daughter had been diagnosed with the condition.

Hip dysplasia is a condition that sees the ball and socket joint fail to develop properly in babies, meaning the hip can easily become dislocated.

Former Made In Chelsea star Millie has now further opened up on the condition as she discussed having a baby in lockdown.

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Speaking live on WaterWipes Instagram live, Millie said: "Now the shocks 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. We've been using cotton wool and water to clean her but what I found is that it was leaving a cotton residue on her skin so they've [WaterWipes] been a big help especially in the heat, keeping her cool as well and refreshing her."

Discussing the challenges of raising a newborn in the midst of a global pandemic, she added: "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."

Giving her number one piece of advice for new mums, Millie continued: "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."

Millie first revealed Sienna had developed hip dysplasia last week in an emotional Instagram upload.

Posting a photo of herself holding Sienna, who wears a harness, she wrote: "It's been an emotional few days over here…

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"Sienna had a routine hip scan at 6 weeks because she was breech from 28 weeks onwards, 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. But when we went for our second scan, I was shocked and saddened to learn she has infact got developmental hip dysplasia and the treatment is to wear a special harness all the time for 6-12 weeks.

"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!"

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