Hilary Duff Shares 16-Month-Old Daughter Mae Has Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Hilary Duff revealed that her 16-month-old daughter Mae James Bair has hand, foot and mouth disease. Learn why the actress is feeling "so weird" after Mae's diagnosis.

By Kelly Gilmore Aug 11, 2022 11:01 PMTags
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Hilary Duff shared her baby girl is facing an illness.

The Lizzie McGuire star said that her 16-month-old daughter Mae James Bair, who she shares with husband Matthew Koma, has hand, foot and mouth disease.

"None of my other kids have ever had hand, foot [and] mouth, so I've never it seen before," Hilary said in her Aug. 10 Instagram Stories. "That looks awful."

According to Mayo Clinic, hand, foot and mouth disease is a mild viral infection that can cause mouth sores and a rash on the hands and feet.

Hilary expressed that she feels "so weird" because she hasn't been able to be by her daughter's side all day as she has been at work.

"I love my job so much but this is just a little shoutout to working parents who have to leave their kids in times that don't feel natural," she said. "And it kinda like goes against everything in their body to not be with them in times like that." 

Hilary Duff's Realest Quotes About Motherhood

Hilary shared that while she is "sitting here feeling sorry for myself," she has a message for all parents who can relate: "You're doing a good job, just like I know I'm doing a good job and working hard for my family."


The actress, who also shares daughter Banks Violet Bair, 3, with Matthew and son Luca Cruz Comrie, 10, with ex-husband Mike Comrie, recently touched on what parenthood means to her—and it's no small feat.


"My entire life's mission is to be a good parent," Hilary said in a February interview with romper, later adding, "I feel like I can never give my kids enough of me."

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