Nadia Bartel Reveals Horrible Condition Her 14-Month-Old Has
Nadia Bartel has opened her heart as she discussed the painful condition that is affecting her 14-month-old son, Aston.
The 31-year-old has explained on her blog that Aston is suffering from silent reflux, a condition she had never previously heard of.
Silent reflux is a condition in which stomach acid causes painful irritation in the oesophagus and may leave babies irritable or refusing to eat.
Nadia wrote on her blog 'I had no idea what 'reflux' or 'silent reflux' in babies was. I thought it was just like the reflux us adults get when we eat spicy food.
'Aston was a really fussy baby from day dot. You know how a lot of babies are in that sleepy 'unawoken' newborn phase in the hospital and they just sleep a lot? Our boy never went through that stage.
'He was constantly in a lot of pain; it seemed like it was more than just the normal baby fussy cries.'
Nadia has added that she has blamed herself for the issue and did not understand what she was doing wrong as a mother.
'I had nothing to compare it to, and I felt like if I told people he cried a lot and wouldn't sleep at all, then it was a sign of weakness on my behalf,' she writes.
'But I knew that something wasn't quite right with my boy, and his screams weren't your usual baby cries he was screeching in pain.'
Nadia then realised that it was not her and sought the advice of a doctor.
She also employed a 'sleep nanny' which gave her one night off a week.
'After chatting with friends and family, we decided it was time to get a sleep nanny, just one night a week. I needed help and was struggling to function,' she says.
Nadia hopes that her opening up helps other mothers.