EXCLUSIVE ‘I’ve never had to dress for boobs before!’: Millie Mackintosh reveals having larger breasts has been a challenging ‘adjustment’ and she felt her ‘lowest’ post-pregnancy when ‘nothing fitted’
Millie Mackintosh says having larger breasts has been a challenging ‘adjustment’ and she felt her lowest post-pregnancy when ‘nothing fitted.’
The former Made in Chelsea star, 31, admitted she ‘never had to dress for boobs’ before becoming a mum to daughter Sienna last year and joked her new cleavage is an ‘obstruction.’
In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, Millie revealed she varied between being in awe of her body after giving birth to feeling ‘stressed and self-conscious’ over nothing fitting her post-postpartum.
‘They just wouldn’t fit in anything’: Millie Mackintosh says having larger breasts has been a challenging ‘adjustment’ and she felt her lowest post-pregnancy when ‘nothing fitted’
She said: ‘I never had to dress for boobs before! It has definitely been an adjustment. Milk boobs, they get bigger in pregnancy and then when your milk comes, that’s literally a whole other thing.
‘They’re just like obstructions! They just wouldn’t fit in anything. Then they started getting hard and leaking, it was a whole thing in that heatwave of last summer.’
Millie, who’s married to former Made in Chelsea co-star Hugo Taylor, 34, recently confessed to being ‘ashamed’ of her postpartum body.
But she insists those negative feelings came when she was at her lowest and frustrations about her clothes not fitting took over.
‘They started leaking’: The former Made in Chelsea star admitted she ‘never had to dress for boobs’ before becoming a mum to Sienna and joked her new cleavage is an ‘obstruction’
She explained: ‘I said at the time I did find it really hard having a baby and there were moments I did feel ashamed about my postpartum body. That is how I felt on a low day, not all the time.
‘I was trying to emphasise I would go between being in awe of my body and like “wow I created this baby” and having all this appreciation for myself and “I’m making milk and feeding her and it’s amazing” and other days I felt like – “argh, nothing fits, I feel uncomfortable and when I leave the house someone’s taking my picture.”
‘I had that stress to think about, that made me feel more self-conscious – but I didn’t feel like that all the time.
‘I do massively appreciate my body. As time went on, 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 do massively appreciate my body’: Millie revealed she varied between being in awe of her body after giving birth to feeling ‘stressed and self-conscious’ over nothing fitting
‘Good for her!’ Emily Ratajkowski caused controversy for photos she shared of her body after giving birth but Millie believes there needs to be less focus on how a woman looks postpartum
Actress Emily Ratajkowski, 29, caused controversy for photos she shared of her body on Instagram less than two weeks after giving birth to son Sylvester.
The model had a flat stomach in the pictures, causing some critics to say her ‘perfect’ body will have a negative impact on other women whose figures don’t have the same ability to ‘bounce back.’
Millie believes there needs to be less focus on how a woman looks postpartum, though she understands why some new mothers will have reacted with rage towards Emily’s flawless appearance.
She said: ‘People find it hard if that really wasn’t something that happened to them. It’s easy to feel angry. Like “why isn’t that possible for me?”
‘I have come into myself more’: Millie admitted something finally clicked in her life after she became a mum to Sienna in May last year and she’s enjoying ‘twinning their looks’
‘But comparison is really unhealthy and everyone has a different genetic makeup and different body and that was possible for her because it was just in her genes.
‘She’s an amazing mum and that was part of her journey. That’s great, amazing, and good for her!
‘People shouldn’t judge like that, why the hate? We shouldn’t have negative things to say, we should empower women, but that’s just one of the pitfalls of social media isn’t it?’
Millie, who was first famed for throwing drinks on Made in Chelsea, attending glamorous parties and being part of the west London set alongside close pal Caggie Dunlop, admitted something finally clicked in her life after she became a mum.
She said: ‘It has changed me a lot. It has taught me a lot of lessons and I feel like I have come into myself more. I always wanted to be a mum. Things have clicked for me.
‘Family time together’: Millie said she’s grateful lockdown restrictions gave husband Hugo Taylor the chance to be present during Sienna’s first year
‘There are tough days and tough times but I really love it and Sienna’s amazing and I actually feel really fortunate to have had her during a lockdown because for us there have been a lot of benefits like having all the family time together with Hugo off work because he was on furlough, we had basically a year, the three of us, which was really amazing.
‘It has taught me to live more in the moment 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 storybook collection that features 14 never-before-told princess stories.
The influencer, who’s a self-confessed 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’ve been so excited’: Millie has collaborated with Disney and their new storybook collection that features 14 never-before-told Disney princess stories
Disney’s new collection of stories are being dedicated to children who have exhibited extraordinary acts of courage and kindness, and include five youngsters aged 9-14 from the UK.
Millie said: ‘I’ve been 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 and the books and films, it means a lot to me, so when the opportunity came in I was thrilled.
‘I absolutely love the campaign and giving back and delighted they’re launching their storybook collection today which is called Tales of Courage and Kindness.
‘It’s a digital storybook collection of 14-never-before-told stories with beautiful illustrations of the different Disney princesses. The stories are basically based on each princess but it’s not a story you’ll be familiar with, they’re short stories and each tale is focussed on the themes of courage and kindness, which is so lovely.
‘They’re being gifted to children around the world for free with the aim to inspire a kinder world, which is a beautiful message.’
Good cause: Disney’s new collection of stories are dedicated to children who have exhibited extraordinary acts of courage and kindness, and include five kids aged 9-14 from the UK
Millie also recorded a version of mermaid Ariel’s story for the digital collection, which can be viewed via the Disney Junior YouTube channel.
She added: ‘It’s such a lovely thing to be able to do and also really good practice for me because I do read Sienna stories, she’s almost one, so has only been read short stories so far, but it was good for me to get some practice in and tell the story really well.’
- Millie Mackintosh has partnered with Disney to launch a new, digital Princess story collection ‘Tales of Courage and Kindness’, as part of Disney’s Ultimate Princess Celebration, a global campaign championing the qualities of courage and kindness.
- The digital story collection is being gifted to children for free and is available at DisneyPrincessStories.co.uk. Millie has recorded a reading of Ariel’s story, which can be found at Disney Junior UK YouTube channel’
Narrator: Millie also recorded a version of mermaid Ariel’s story for the digital collection, which can be viewed via the Disney Junior YouTube channel
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