Marnie Simpson takes to Instagram to urge mothers to ‘always go with your gut’
Marnie posted a series of videos addressing her fans.
The former Geordie Shore star, who shares children Rox and Oax with former X Factor star, Casey Johnson, took to Instagram stories yesterday to update her fans on her child Oax’s health.
Marnie explained how it had been “a really difficult eight weeks”, as her four month old baby Oax has not been well, with crying episodes usually attributed to colic.
Marnie told her fans that Oax actually has reflux due to a cow’s milk allergy, which explains the eight weeks of crying episodes.
It is unclear from the video though, whether her child has been fully diagnosed with a milk allergy or if Marnie is just going with a gut feeling.
“I knew there was something wrong,” Marnie said.
She further explained that she previously thought that her child has a cow’s milk allergy, but doctors were sceptical. She said: “The doctors kept saying that if he had a milk allergy, he’d have more symptoms such as skin rashes and swollen eyes.”
However, since switching to a hypoallergenic milk - Aptamil Pepti 1, and prescribed medication Omeprazole which can help with reflux in babies, Marnie has noticed a huge change in Oax.
“He’s a different baby,” Marnie said, as she explained that Oax hasn’t had any crying episodes for two days, and has slept through from 8pm to 6am.
She explained that due to the reflux, she has been keeping Oax elevated during naps with mattress adjusters. She has also begun burping him after every ounce of milk.
She thanked her fans for the many DM’s she received on Instagram, from other mothers advising on milk allergies. She said “You have been such a great help, I can’t thank you enough.”
She urged other mothers to trust their instincts, as she said: “If you know there is something wrong with your baby, don’t give up.”