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Billi Mucklow has said she has put pressure on herself to breastfeed her newborn daughter Marvel as she reveals the details of her traumatic birth.
Taking to Instagram on Monday former TOWIE star, 32, explained that she receives lots of messages from women who say they don't want to breastfeed but are pushed to by family or midwives.
The mother-of-three then sought to reassure new parents by saying they should just do what is right for them as she shared a picture from her birth.
She also took to her Instagram story to reveal the details of her traumatic c-section birth which lead to a bladder injury and resulted in her having a catheter for two weeks.
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In an emotional caption she penned: 'So overwhelmed with the amount of messages I've received in regards to my comments from my Q&A yesterday regarding Breast/Bottle feeding.
'I feel so sad how many messages I've had from girls saying they don't want to breastfeed and feel pressured by midwife, family and friends.
'I must say I never felt pressured from anyone other than myself to possibly try but looking back from having Arlo to the new baby I knew it wasn't something I was going to do.'
She went on to give advice to new parents by saying: 'I Don't think anyone should ever feel pressured or uncomfortable about it. It's up to YOU to do what YOU feel is right for YOUR baby. As long as your baby is fed, happy and healthy that's all that matters.
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'I bottle fed all my babies and they was all happy, content and good sleepers! (Well apart from wolf who stopped sleeping at 2)'
She signed off by saying: 'As I said all my friends that's have breastfeed absolutely loved it and say it's such an amazing bond and special time and I truly believe it is but I still feel that same bond by bottle feeding all my babies!'
Discussing her birth she wrote: 'My water broke at home which has never happened with my boys so I completely panicked because I hadn't packed my hospital bags.
'I was taken in for an emergency section so it was all a bit rushed. The baby got stuck due to the scar tissue and there was a little struggle to get her out.
'During the struggle I got a bladder injury and needed to have it repaired which resulted in me having a catheter for two weeks.'
Last month Billi, announced she'd welcomed a baby girl with in a sweet Instagram post, revealing the newborn had arrived as a 'surprise'.
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In the post, Billie wrote: 'Welcome To The World Baby Girl! You Arrived On Your Big Sister Birthday What a Lovely Surprise. 15-09-20. 6lb4oz. Hope Your Ready To Come Home To Our Crazy House.'
Billi and Andy, who live with their children in their £5million mansion in Chigwell, Essex, initially kept the due date and gender of the baby under wraps.
Andy also announced the birth of their daughter on his Instagram page, as he said the day she arrived was 'a day to remember', after celebrating daughter Emilie's eleventh birthday on the same day, preparing for a football game and then getting the call that Billi was in labour.
The couple have been together for seven years, and became engaged in November 2014 when he got down on one knee in Rome, Italy.
While nothing appears to have been arranged, the blonde had previously revealed that the couple were planning to wed in the summer of 2017.
Speaking to OK! magazine at the time, she said: 'I wanted to spend a few months enjoying Arlo as a baby before we started getting busy with wedding stuff. I definitely want a massive wedding, though.
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Billie and Andy already have two children Arlo, four, and Wolf, two and Andy also has two kids from a previous relationship, Emilie Rose, 11, and Lucas, nine.
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