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Baby Feeding and Digestion Issues in Fulham at Fulham Osteopaths

Common Causes Of Baby Feeding Issues

Many babies struggle with feeding issues characterised by wind, reflux and discomfort. The main causes include:
pain
Baby neck and throat tension leading to difficulty latching and swallowing air
pain
Irritation of the nerves to the tummy so baby’s natural rhythm is disturbed
pain
Baby stress and discomfort after birth which disturbs digestion

Baby Digestion Issues Explained In Plain English

No two babies are the same, but often they let us know by crying when things are not right. They have collicky pain, tummy tension, and perhaps disturbed bowel movements.

Sometimes with care and time things improve, but more often the problem doesn’t get 100% better and feels stuck, with an intuitive feeling that things aren’t right.

So what causes these problems?

Baby Wind

Your baby’s digestion should work invisibly without cause for concern.

Sometimes, if baby’s system is upset the digestion process is not strong enough to break down all the milk, and gut bacteria produce gas, or the baby swallows air which causes bloating. In our experience with hundreds of small babies, after the stress of birth the baby needs gentle relaxing treatment to calm down their system and strengthen the digestion.

Things settle down, and everybody gets a better nights sleep!

Baby Reflux

Spitting up food can be part of a baby and mother learning to feed, and a little trouble usually quickly settles down. If it carries on it can be distressing for the mother, and baby may not gain weight as they should.

Tension in the baby's tummy can stop the natural rhythms of the digestion to some extent. Gentle Osteopathy can relax the Baby digestion, calm the nerves from the neck to the tummy, and ease away stresses and strains baby may feel after the birth.

We treat the baby’s body gently to relax and ease away things that may disturb them, so they are calmer, feed better and sleep better.

Baby Digestion & Tummy Tension

Often not properly diagnosed, this can lead to baby crying, and a vague sense that everything is not right. We specialise in these collicky presentations, and will clearly explain to you our findings and recommendations, and whether Osteopathy can help your baby. We always work with your Paediatrician to make sure baby care is safe and effective.

How does an Osteopath treat Baby Digestion?

We have specialised in treating mother and the new born baby for over thirty years. Our Osteopaths working under Melinda, Senior Team Lead, bring a wealth of experience and expertise, and we have helped many thousands of Babies and their Parents get the best start in life. Gentle, relaxing Osteopathy for baby is a safe and effective solution for the vast majority of these cases, which just need the system relaxing and balancing to take away any uneven strains. We are trained to quickly diagnose the problem, with our Osteopaths having special Paediatric Training and in house training with Melinda. Treatment is very quiet and gentle to relax baby, calm their system, and recover normal head shape.

And here's the best bit... By fixing the causes of the problems, frequently people find that related issues also show rapid improvement, so you get help with all sorts of issues you didn’t even realise were connected. For example, Helping baby digestion and feeding means that mum and dad get a better nights sleep, and performance at work and sport improves.

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What to expect when you come to see us
Patient Consultation
Treatment Time
Your initial visit will be 1hr and if required, your subsequent visits will be 30 mins.
Patient Consultation
No. Of Visits
Most people come for 3-5 visits which can be more or less depending on your needs.
Patient Consultation
Exercises
Receive personalised exercises to help you get better quicker, reducing the number of required visits.

Osteopath Reviews 

From clients benefiting from a better quality life

So impressed with the care and support we have had from Katie with our newborn. He's thriving and we definitely recommend.
Elisa Ormaechea
Elisa Ormaechea
18:43 29 Jun 22
I’ve seen several osteopaths at Fulham Osteopaths over the past 3 years. All have been excellent and assisted with pain in pregnancy, migraines and back/neck tension . Staff is also friendly and helpful. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this practice!
Renée Kristin
Renée Kristin
10:23 29 Jun 22
Wonderful, wonderful staff and excellent results. It was my first time starting an ongoing osteo programme and the progress has been huge. It's given me the freedom of my body back.
Augusta Wicht
Augusta Wicht
10:55 23 Jun 22
My experience with Giulia is incredibly positive. I have suffered from chronic back pain and coccydinia for over two years and have seen many different specialists during that time. Since I started working with Giulia I have seen by far the strongest improvement in my conditions. Our weekly craniosacral therapy appointments have definitely reduced the pain in my back and clearly improved my overall posture. I am really happy with the progress and will continue to see her in the future. I could not recommend her enough.
Ingrid Murphy
Ingrid Murphy
13:09 22 Jun 22
Amazing experience when we brought our newborn son. Katie was super knowledgeable and made us feel as ease straight away. She helped ease any concerns and the osteopath treatment was brilliant. We couldn’t recommend her highly enough for baby and parent.
Sarah Prior
Sarah Prior
09:33 18 Jun 22
We have been seeing Melinda with our little one since he was 3 weeks. After the first session, I noticed a significant improvement in his latch and posture. We have really appreciated the small exercises suggested which we can leverage to keep improving. Also, the little videos are a really kind extra thought, and helps us remember things we may have forgotten after the session (especially with the lack of sleep). Melinda has been a wealth of knowledge at every session, and our little one is so calm in her presence.
Leanne Fernandes
Leanne Fernandes
08:09 15 Jun 22
I have been having treatment with Elyse been for about three treatments and everything seems to be all great very thorough professional thank you as i am doing really well after my treatments !!
pradip patel
pradip patel
11:02 13 Jun 22
Giulia has been fantastic with our little boy and really helped with his reflux.
Sonia Quaresma
Sonia Quaresma
13:36 10 Jun 22
Melinda and her whole team are brilliant. She is so thorough with her treatment and have been so happy with my results as are my parents who have been there to see Verena too. Thanks again!
Irmayanty Kamaruddin
Irmayanty Kamaruddin
21:26 09 Jun 22
Thank you Elyse for your fantastic and professional approach! I would definitely recommend your services! I can now go back to the gym and have regain complete flexibility in my neck and no more pain in my arm! You are a life saviour!
Sandrine Marinho
Sandrine Marinho
10:47 02 Jun 22

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