You may have noticed that your baby’s head is not quite symmetrical, or you just want an expert to check your baby over. Sometimes with care and time things improve, but more often the problem doesn’t seem to get better or even gets worse, with an intuitive feeling that things aren’t right. So what causes these problems?
If your baby lies on their back as is often recommended, if they favour looking one way rather than the other this can lead over time to uneven pressure on the back of the head and a flat spot at the back to one side.
We will gently allow baby to move their head evenly to each side, which with advice about best sleeping position and feeding will often very quickly improve the appearance.
Sometimes baby gets strain in their head during the birth process, whether that birth was natural or assisted. Delicate Cranial Osteopathy can feel those strains and tensions, so that the head is free to move and expand properly. We are trained to recognise any more worrying conditions which might lead to head shape issues, and always refer to other specialists if we need to.
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.
We have specialised in treating mother and the newborn 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 Cranial Osteopathy for baby is Natural medicine just gets everything to relax and communicate, and the miracle of the human body develops as it should. The treatment is incredibly delicate and safe, but also effective.
Melinda has written an interesting and informative Blog post about Plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome) for a Magazine, and you can read it here.