Emma McVey shares heartfelt message about struggling to cope with her baby son being 'in pain from every feed'

Gaz Beadle's model girlfriend isn't afraid to admit that being a new mum can be very tough

Emma McVey

Emma McVey has spoken candidly about the emotional struggle she faced while dealing with her newborn son being ill.

The model - who welcomed a little boy with Geordie Shore’s Gaz Beadle back in January - took to Instagram to express her feelings.

'There’s been nothing worse than to see Chester so poorly and in pain from every feed, to the point I cried for him. Everyone sees a brave front but it has been the worst and hardest time of my life to not be able to take the pain myself', she began.

Feeling frustrated, Emma, 25, went on to tell her fans that it took medical professionals a while to determine what was wrong with her baby.

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'Thanks to all the emergency doctors who brushed us off with colic, because it's normal that he eventually started refusing feeds? It's normal we had to take shifts sitting up through the night as he could only sleep sat upright on us? It's normal that he ended up in a curled up position that he couldn't get out of? Blaming the fact we are 'first time parents'. After 4 emergency visits we finally found an amazing paediatrician who listened, who checked and helped us', she said.

Despite the difficulties she experienced while trying to get to the bottom of the problem, Emma then praised those who helped Chester during the difficult time.

'Cries and a real struggles, I will say every parent deserves a medal. I definitely couldn't of got through the past week without the amazing help from grandparents, friends and a fab daddy that Chester has', she continued.

'A tablet a day dissolved and given to by a syringe for his stomach acid, cows milk intolerance and a thickening agent added to every feed we have a happy Chester, not 100% but he's definitely on his way! Nothing makes me smile more than seeing this face and hearing him giggle. I will take the sleepless nights as long as you're happy little man 💙.'

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A number of the mum's followers were quick to send sympathetic messages to the star. Clearly impressed that Emma had acted on gut feeling, one said: 'Just awful @emma_jane1392 your so lucky you have wonderful support. Always listen to your mummy instincts they are always right. No one know him better than you.'

'It is so hard to see them like that .. but persisting and getting to the bottom of it makes you amazing and deserving of a medal', another added.