Millie Mackintosh Reveals Her Baby Sienna Has Been Diagnosed With Hip Dysplasia

Three-month-old Sienna will have to wear a harness for 6-12 weeks.

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by Bonnie McLaren |
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Millie Mackintosh has shared that her baby daughter, Sienna, has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia - meaning she has to wear a special harness. The former Made In Chelsea star told followers she was 'shocked and saddened' by the news, and that Sienna - who is three months old - will have to wear a harness all the time for 6-12 weeks.

Mum-of-one Millie 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, 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 in fact got developmental hip dysplasia and the treatment is to wear a special harness all the time for 6-12 weeks.'

The NHS describes hip dysplasia as 'a condition where the ball and socket joint of the hips does not properly form in babies and young children'.

Millie continued, '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. 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 newborn stage, her routine has gone out the window and we are having to learn how to care for her all over again.'

Millie and her husband Hugo Taylor welcomed their baby girl in May, and posted the first photo of their child a month later. 'The first four weeks of your life have been the best four weeks of mine', she wrote. 'Thank you for making me a Mummy darling girl.' A week later, the pair revealed the baby's seriously cute name: Sienna Grace.

Ahead of the birth, the former reality star revealed her plans to take a break from social media as she prepared to welcome her daughter. 'Signing off for a while - looking back on the last nine months, despite its challenges, it’s been a real blessing,' she wrote on Instagram. 'The unwavering support I’ve had from you all as a community has been such a comfort to me. Social media, for all its negatives, really has some sparkling gems of positivity along the way and connecting with you all has really helped me through my pregnancy struggles.'

She added, 'When I return I shall continue to be open and honest sharing my experiences and early days of motherhood. Until then, it’s with a huge, heartfelt thank you from me for all the support. Now onto the next part of the journey! #fourthtrimester #seeyouontheotherside.'

Read more to discover what Millie had in her hospital bag...

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Inside Millie Mackintosh's hospital bag - slider

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CREDIT: John Lewis

John Lewis & Partners Baby GOTS Organic Cotton Hat, Pack of 2, One Size, White

These sweet little hats are essential for regulating the baby's temperature.

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CREDIT: Amazon

Homasy 130ml Aroma Diffuser with 8 * 5ml Essential Oils Set

This set includes relaxing lavender and eucalyptus.

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CREDIT: Amazon

Lansinoh HPA Lanolin Nipple Cream 40ml

Nipple cream can be a life saver if you're breastfeeding.

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CREDIT: Aden and Anais

snuggle knit swaddle blanket

Aden and Anais does a gorgeous range of blankets and swaddling cloths.

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CREDIT: Selfridges

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 30ml

Millie says it's important for her to stay moisturised and comfortable during a stay in hospital.

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CREDIT: Slip Silk

Sleep Mask in Caramel

This one's a little pricey, but worth it for getting some shut-eye.

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CREDIT: The White Company

Faux-Fur Hot-Water Bottle

Hot water bottles help Millie with her back pain, and a fluffy one would be a perfect comfort during labour.

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Invisibobble Original Hair Tie - Crystal Clear

If you overheat during labour a hairband is essential for keeping sweaty hair out of your face.

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CREDIT: John Lewis

Lansinoh Disposable Breast Pads, Pack of 60

Another hospital bag classic.

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CREDIT: Seraphine

Soft Modal Maternity Dressing Gown

This comfy robe would be great for keeping warm when walking to the bathroom.

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CREDIT: John Lewis

John Lewis & Partners Marble Soft Cover A5 Notebook

Millie says her mum kept a birth journal while she was in hospital, we love this idea, it would be a perfect idea for a memory box for your baby.

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CREDIT: Waterstones

The Little Book of Self-Care for New Mums (Hardback)

Some light reading if things are progressing slowly or you get a little, ahem, spare time?

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CREDIT: One Green Bottle

800ml powder pink tough canteen – stainless steel bottle

Hydration is key, and this water bottle has a handy straw like Millie's.

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CREDIT: Seraphine

Black Lace Neckline Maternity & Nursing Nightie

Millie says these strappy black nighties will keep her cool and hide any stains.

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5 Pack No VPL Microfibre High Rise Full Briefs

Black pants. Enough said.

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CREDIT: Superdrug

Vitamin E Intensive All Over Body Cream 475ml

Millie says she'll be packing a body cream for a bit of added luxury.

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CREDIT: JoJo Maman Bebe

Cotton Maternity & Nursing Bra

A comfy nursing bra is on Millie's essentials list.

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CREDIT: Revolution

Revolution Skincare Hyaluronic Acid Overnight Hydrating Face Mask

A hydrating overnight mask features in Millie's wash bag too.

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CREDIT: Amazon

Tena Silhouette Underwear High Waist Plus Black Medium Pack

Not the most glam, but definitely a life saver, according to Millie.

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CREDIT: Harvey Nichols

Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Sage And Orange Blossom 118ml

A refreshing face spray is a great idea to pep you up in hospital.

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Birkenstock Madrid Eva Black Flat Slides

A pair of sliders or flipflops to wear on the ward or in the shower is a great addition to your bag, says Millie.

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iPad (2019) 32Gb, Wi-Fi, 10.2 inch

Keeping entertained it key - watch Friends or play games on this new iPad.

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Boots Maternity Pads 10 pack

Another essential - no need to go fancy with these.

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CREDIT: House of Fraser

Biba Blooming Robe

Millie's packed a robe she likes as well as a comfy one, sometimes it helps just to feel like yourself.

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CREDIT: New Look

Black Poplin Puff Sleeve Smock Midi Dress

This is Millie's going home look - a simple black dress that's loose, comfy and hides any stains.

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CREDIT: Amazon

Ear Plugs for Sleeping by Deep Sleeps (4 Pairs)

Because hospitals can be noisy and sleep is essential for mums-to-be.

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CREDIT: Amazon

Millie packed these nipple shields on a friend's recommendation.

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Vaseline Lip Therapy Tin Rosy Lips 20g

Dry lips are the worst - keep them moisturised with a classic tin of Vaseline.

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CREDIT: Amazon

Silverette Nursing Cups - Soothing Sore Breasts or Cracked Nipples with Silver

Anther friend recommended these to Millie, apparently they're great for soothing sore nipples.

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This Works Deep Sleep™ Pillow Spray 75ml

Millie says anything that reminds her of home, like this sleep spray, is important for her.

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Pampers Premium Protection Size 1, 56 Nappies, 2-5kg

Millie says she's packing a few sizes of these pamper nappies.

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CREDIT: Superdrug

Pampers New Baby Size 0 Micro Carry Pack 24 nappies

This small pack of newborn nappies is the perfect size for hospital.

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CREDIT: John Lewis

John Lewis & Partners Baby Long Sleeve GOTS Organic Cotton Sleepsuit, Pack of 5, White

Plain white sleep suits are an essential for any hospital bag.

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CREDIT: Jojo Maman Bebe

Floral Duck Embroidered Baby Sleepsuit

We love this spring-themed sleep suit chosen by Millie - so cute.

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CREDIT: Anita's House

Anita's House Merino Cardigan and Pom Pom Hat

This is a special purchase, but the pink is gorgeous.

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CREDIT: Anita's House

Anita's House Merino Hearts Shawl

Splash out on the matching blanket for a super fancy set.

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CREDIT: Rachel Riley

Rachel Riley Cashmere Cardigan

Another slightly posh purchase, this cashmere cardigan also features in Millie's bag.

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CREDIT: Jojo Maman Bebe

Girls' Classic Cardigan

Or you could try this slightly more affordable one that Millie's also packing.

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CREDIT: John Lewis

Short sleeve vests are also a great option for any hospital bag.

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CREDIT: Not On The High Street

Baby Muslin Embroidered Three Pack

Millie's mum gifted her some embroidered muslins and we love this idea for a sentimental gift.

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CREDIT: Aden and Anais

metallic silver deco dandelion classic dream blanket

This gorgeous blanket is perfect for the journey home.

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CREDIT: Amazon

WaterWipes Baby Wipes Sensitive Newborn Skin, 720 Wipes

If you're having a baby you're sure to go through a lot of baby wipes. Stock up with this jumbo pack of Millie's picks.

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