A mother has claimed she often finds her four-year-old son rooting through bins for food – because a rare genetic disorder means he can never feel full.
Frankie Udall, from Billericay, Essex, suffers from Prader-Willi syndrome, an incurable disease that can make him scream and lash out due to his hunger.
His mother Tayla has attempted to deal with his condition by limiting his calorie intake but said it has left her feeling like she is continually ‘starving her own child’ despite knowing it is best for him in the long term.
Many sufferers are left obese as they eat up to six times their recommended amount.
Miss Udall has even had to install a stair gate to prevent Frankie from accessing the kitchen alone, and also makes him eat in a separate room to his brother Albie so that he doesn’t try to steal his brother’s meal.
The 21-year-old is now showing heartbreaking footage of Frankie screaming after his meals to raise awareness of the life-changing disease.