Married At First Sight’s Zoe Hendrix has had a lucky escape after concerned fans alerted her to nasty infection common to new mums.
The reality star took to Instagram earlier on in the week to share a raw insight into battling ‘the flu’ whilst taking care of a newborn.
'This s**t is hard,' Zoe wrote in a new post, that captioned a photograph of herself nursing two-month-old daughter Harper.
'SICK AS a flea bitten dog in the backstreets of Bali. Except I'm not in Bali I'm in bed with a temp of 39, sore throat, body aches and an 8 week old.'
However, some of her 70,000 followers were quick to point out that Zoe may in fact be suffering from mastitis, an infection from breastfeeding which displays flu-like symptoms.
'As soon as I read your comment and saw your temp I though mastitis straight away, get to the dr Hun, especially if there is redness around the sore spots.. It'll only get worse if you don't get meds,’ one concerned fan wrote.
'It sounds like mastitis. Get to the doctor right now,' said another.
And it turns out, they were right!
'THANK to all you wonderful and switched on followers who informed me about Mastitis in my last post (which I thought was just the flu),' Zoe wrote alongside a picture of her and Harper in the bath later that day.
'I have been on antibiotics, pain relief, and my angel of a mother in law has been helping me care for Harper. I am starting to feel human again after feeling like I was hit by a truck!'