Stacey Solomon assures fans she's feeling better after 'awful' mastitis

The star has had mastitis. (PA)
The star has had mastitis. (PA)

Stacey Solomon has revealed she has been suffering from mastitis.

The Loose Women star has been quiet on social media in recent days and has now explained to fans that she was diagnosed with the painful breast condition, which can affect women who are breast-feeding.

Solomon – who welcomed baby girl Rose last year – wrote on her Instagram Story: “Sorry I’ve been so quiet, I got mastitis and felt like my boobs were on fire.

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“It was awful.”

“But after a few days of antibiotics I honestly feel like a new person,” she added.

EMBARGOED TO 0001 THURSDAY DECEMBER 23 File photo dated 12/11/19 of Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon. Stacey Solomon has revealed she hopes to get married to fiance Joe Swash in July next year after their wedding was postponed due to the pandemic and the TV star fell pregnant with daughter Rose.
Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon. (PA)

The star often updates her followers on social media on her renovation work at her home, Pickle Cottage.

And after opening up about having mastitis, she shared a clip that showed her getting stuck in to some clearing and organising.

“Finally feel normal enough to organise under the sink,” she told her fans.

Solomon and her fiancé Joe Swash welcomed Rose in October.

The TV star also shares two-year-old son Rex with Swash. And she is mum to sons Zach, 13, and Leighton, nine, from previous relationships.

After having Rose, the former X Factor contestant suggested that she and Swash wouldn’t be expanding their brood.

She told The Mail on Sunday's You magazine: "We have to live within our means. We want to be the best parents we can.”

"And when we were trying to have this baby, it wasn't the process we thought it would be, so we were just so grateful to even get pregnant," she continued.

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"I don't want to push it any more,” she said. “This is enough."

The NHS says “mastitis is when your breast becomes swollen, hot and painful”.

It's most common in breastfeeding women, but women who are not breastfeeding and men can also get it,” said the site.

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