Stacey Solomon has revealed that she’s been suffering with mastitis.
The mum-of-four took to social media on Thursday 14 April to update her 5.1 million Instagram followers on why she’d been so quiet recently.
She wrote on her Instagram story over a video of her son Rex, two, and baby daughter Rose in the garden: “Sorry I’ve been so quiet I got mastitis and felt like my boobs were on fire.
“It was awful. But after a few days of antibiotics I honestly feel like a new person.”
“Happy Thursday everyone,” Stacey, 32, went on. “What a beautiful warm morning. Hope you’re ok.”
As per the NHS’s website, mastitis is when your breast becomes swollen, hot and painful, and is common with women who are breastfeeding.
Men can also get the condition.
Stacey’s since shared another update, and posted a video of herself organising underneath her kitchen sink now she feels “normal enough” to do her usual household cleaning.
“Finally organising under the sink and I’ve never been so excited,” she giggled.
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Stacey then proceeded to show off the magnetic sticky-strips she attached below the sink so that she could put a metal rack up to hang her cloths on.
She wrote over the clip: “Finally feel normal enough to organise under the sink and I’ve never felt so excited,” followed by a laughing face emoji.
Stacey isn’t the only new mum to have recently suffered with mastitis – former Made In Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh revealed last month that she had to stop breastfeeding her youngest daughter because of the condition.
Millie candidly wrote on social media: “My breastfeeding journey with Aurelia recently came to an end, at first I had mixed feelings about stopping but now a few weeks have passed I know that for us it was the right time.
“I really felt the pressure during my first round of mastitis to continue feeding.”
The mum-of-two went on: “After mentioning it on social media I was flooded with messages and although there was a lot of support with people sharing different remedies that could help, I really felt the pressure to just keep going even though I was literally crying in pain every time I needed to feed.”
“There was one comment that really stuck with me, ‘it’s ok to stop too, it doesn’t make you a bad mum’ at the time I really needed to hear that.”
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