Esteemed model Nadia Bartel has opened up about her 14-month-old son, Aston's health condition.
The 31-year-old wrote a blog post about little Aston's silent reflex, a condition that causes painful irritation in the oesophagus.
"I had no idea what 'reflux' or 'silent reflux' in babies was," she wrote. "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 'unawaken' 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," she added.
As a result of sleepless nights, Bartel hired a "sleep nanny" to look after the baby one night a week so that she could rest.
"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 said.
She took to Instagram to unveil the blog post, writing that she didn't want to come across as "whining", but rather she has listed his "symptoms and what helped me get through" in an effort to help other mothers in a similar situation.
This article previously appeared on WHO.