Breastfeeding is natural but may not come naturally!

For many mothers the delight of breastfeeding their newborn baby may not have been easy at first. In fact, most mothers at times may experience discomfort, nipple soreness, pain associated with cracked nipples and poor latch/suck, engorgement and possibly mastitis...

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What does it mean if my baby has a flat head?

The medical term for a ‘flat’ or ‘misshapen’ head is plagiocephaly (plagios = crooked, kephale = head) which is defined as an abnormal head shape or deformity of the skull. A misshapen or flat head can be the result of...

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Effect of osteopathic treatment on premature newborn babies

In our practice, we constantly see examples of babies that benefit enormously from osteopathic care. This has been reflected in some recent studies undertaken in Italian neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) where premature infants have received osteopathic care and...

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How do I know if my baby has colic?

Does your baby experience lots of wind, explosive poos, tummy pain? Squirms around in discomfort, cries inconsolably, is difficult to comfort? Cries and vomits after feeding, arches their back, has loud gurgling sounds in their tummy, or has a swollen...

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Are baby walkers and jolly jumpers okay for my baby?

Sometimes parents ask me if baby walkers and jolly jumpers will help prepare their child for walking. It might seem that way but in fact frequent use may actually hinder or delay their normal development. When a baby is placed...

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Why would I bring my newborn baby to an osteopath?

Is your newborn baby unsettled or crying a lot? Too quiet? Some signs that may indicate that your newborn is suffering from a sore neck or sore back from the birth process or the babies position in utero may be...

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