ACTRESS Helen Flanagan has revealed she has stopped breastfeeding her youngest daughter.

The Coronation Street, 28, who is engaged to Celtic player Scott Sinclair and plays Rosie Webster on the hit soap, told her fans on the social media website Instagram that it was not an easy decision.

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This weeks been hard but not as hard as I expected 💗 I made the decision to stop feeding my baby after 13 months this week and it was the right decision for me but not always easy, I also wanted to get delilah sleeping in a cot as me and scott needed to get our bed back after finally getting matilda into her own room aged four. I didn’t know how I was going to do it as I’ve always hated my babies crying as it makes me really anxious. I’ve had mastitis this week too. I’m going to write a blog this week coming on my @delilahrubyuk website when I’m not so sleep deprived about hormones, periods returning after feeding and mummy guilt 💗

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In a lengthy post about her daughter Delilah, who is one-year-old, she said: "This week been hard but not as hard as I expected.

"I made the decision to stop feeding my baby after 13 months this week and it was the right decision for me but not always easy. 

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Helen, who is also mum to Matilda, 4, also revealed she was dealing with mastitis, a condition that causes a woman's breast tissue to become painful and inflamed. 

She added: "I also wanted to get Delilah sleeping in a cot as me and Scott needed to get our bed back after finally getting Matilda into her own room aged four.

"I didn’t know how I was going to do it as I’ve always hated my babies crying as it makes me really anxious.

"I’ve had mastitis this week too.

"I’m going to write a blog this week coming on my @delilahrubyukwebsite when I’m not so sleep deprived about hormones, periods returning after feeding and mummy guilt."

The most received more than 20,000 likes in just one day.

The couple live in Glasgow's West End and Delilah was born in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital last June.