NEW mum Millie Mackintosh has shared a picture of her post-baby body with her one million Instagram followers.
And in a heartfelt caption to accompany the honest snap, she confessed her daughter Sienna Grace was ‘worth every stretch mark’.
The Made In Chelsea favourite, who is married to her former co-star Hugo Taylor, gave birth to Sienna in May.
The 30-year-old can be seen cradling her child while taking the bedroom snap in front of a mirror, wearing a pair of nude knickers and white bra.
Sienna leans on Millie’s shoulder in a pink babygro, resting her head on a burping cloth.
Millie said: “With Sienna nearing 10 weeks old nothing has given me more purpose than knowing that a small life depends entirely on me to feed and nourish her as she grows.
“I try to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle and I count myself lucky that throughout my adult life I’ve felt and identified as pretty body confident but now all that has changed along with every other aspect of my life, which makes me look at my body in a totally new light and it’s been a big adjustment!”
She went on: “Fitting into my pre pregnancy clothes seems a long way off and I have no intention of rushing into ‘getting my body back’ but it would be a lie if I said I feel totally happy and at one with my body post pregnancy.
“The process has been made a lot harder by some overly strong and hurtful comments online about my appearance (as much as you try and ignore them). I’m in awe of what my body has achieved over the last year but I find it hard not seeing the girl I know to be me looking back at me in the mirror.”
Reminiscing on life before her daughter, she continued: “I now see photos of myself pre-pregnancy and remember thinking at the time I didn’t like my body at certain angle but now I look back and think I looked great!
“It’s made me realise how critical I am of myself and how it’s so crucial, as women, that we learn to let ourselves off the hook.
“My mantra has always been that you exercise because you love your body not because you hate it, so any movement I do now is with the intention to feel good and never to punish myself.
“Sienna is worth every extra inch, pound and stretch mark. My body made me a Mother and for that I’ll always be grateful 💗 #postpartumbody”.
And her celebrity pals were quick to give her a virtual pat on the back, alongside praise from her 1.3million Instagram followers.
“This is such a powerful post 😍,” said Vicky Pattinson.
“💗,” wrote Fearne Cotton.
One fan commented: “Finally a celeb post body that resembles the rest of us mere mortals. You look incredible, a super fit, strong mumma. How your body is supposed to look 10weeks later… #positiverolemodel well done”.
Another said: “You look amazing!! Thank you for trying to normalise our after birth bodies and breastfeeding.”
Throughout her pregnancy Millie kept fans updated on her progress and since giving birth, she’s given an unfiltered insight on her struggle with breastfeeding and adjusting to life as a mum.