Sending our best wishes to Pete and family...
Peter Andre has very recently opened up about the emotional struggle of dealing with his newborn son’s health issues.
Pete and his wife Emily have now spoken to OK! magazine, opening up about their five-month-old son Theo’s struggles with his health.
Theo struggles with tongue-tie, a diagnosis received by the family just two months ago.
Tongue-tie is a condition in which the tongue is attached to the roof of the mouth- something which requires surgery in order to fix.
Just six weeks ago, baby Theo had to go under the knife in order to fix the condition- and, as revealed by Pete and Emily, the process has been incredibly emotionally testing for the family.
Emily tells the publication, ‘Pete and I were both crying when Theo had his operation. It was really traumatic’.
Emily, who is also mother to three-year-old Amelia, then added- ‘I felt guilty, I should have looked in his mouth and thought about tongue-tie. I took him to the clinic and they said it was really severe’.
Emily then went on to discuss her traumatic experiences feeding Theo, as the condition is often liked to problematic issues regarding breastfeeding.
The 27-year-old explains, ‘The first few months were really hard for me. Sometimes I would be breastfeeding Theo ten times a day… over the first couple of months his weight plummeted, he was suffering with reflux and I had mastitis three times and I was really sick’.
However, it would appear baby Theo has made a bountiful recovery- as the couple then shared that since the operation ‘his feeding has tripled and he’s sleeping better’.
We’re so glad to hear baby Theo is on the mend! Sending our best wishes to Pete and family over the next few weeks of Theo’s recovery.