Emily MacDonagh always looks fabulous and has retained her slim physique since becoming a mum to Theo and Millie.

 

We were wondering what her secret is but apparently, she doesn’t have a personal trainer or do strict diets.

 

Instead, she says breastfeeding helped her stay in shape. In her column for OK! Magazine, Emily says: “I’m lucky that I’ve snapped back after both of mine, but I haven’t really done anything apart from breastfeeding.

 

“I know it doesn’t apply to everyone,” the young mum added. “But for me when I’m breastfeeding, I have to eat a lot to keep weight on, because you burn 600 calories a day from doing it, so I ended up losing quite a bit of weight with the breastfeeding after having Millie and Theo.

 

Emily explained that her post-baby figure has been met with scrutiny and criticism at times. She feels sometimes people judge her for being slim after having two children.

 

 

“People assume I have a personal trainer or say things like: ‘Well you’ve got nannies to look after the kids so you can exercise and diet.’ That’s not the case at all. You just can’t win!”

 

Peter Andre revealed he was quite shocked by what breastfeeding involved when Emily gave birth to Millie as he hadn’t experienced it with his older children.

 

He said: “I had a meltdown in Mothercare. I wasn't prepared for the breast pump, I nearly passed out when I saw it.

 

“This is the first time I'll experience breastfeeding, so I needed to ask lots about that too.”

 

27-year-old Emily qualified as a doctor in 2015 after delaying her final medical exams for a year due to her first pregnancy.

 

 

She gave birth to her first child with Peter Andre in 2014, a little girl named Millie.

 

The couple announced they were expecting again in 2016 and Emily gave birth to baby Theo last November.

 

Emily recently revealed how guilty she felt after failing to spot little Theo had tongue-tie, a condition where the piece of skin connecting the tongue to the base of the mouth is too tight and the baby cannot move their tongue easily. 

 

She said: “I didn’t pick up on it and I’m a doctor. I felt guilty, I should have looked in his mouth and thought about tongue-tie.

 

“When they’re yours you don’t look at them as a patient. Pete and I were both crying when Theo had his operation. It was really traumatic.”

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