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A paediatric osteopath’s journey

A paediatric osteopath’s personal journey – 5 months down the line So. My baby has been indulging herself in 60-90 minute sleep cycles throughout the night for the past several weeks. She wakes us for a return of the dummy or a feed…
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Struggling to breastfeed your baby?

Struggling to breastfeed your baby? You are NOT ALONE No one writes a blog about having a newborn when they’ve got a newborn! But my baby is not yet nine weeks old, so I’m just about in the newborn phase and its all fresh in my memory. The…
Assisted Birth and Paediatric Osteopathy

Assisted Birth and Paediatric Osteopathy

If the delivery is taking too long, obstetricians will usually recommend an assisted birth, using ventouse or forceps to help deliver your baby.
Baby taking part in paediatric osteopathy

Can Birth Really Be Traumatic?

Your baby’s body is still very soft during labour allowing them to adapt perfectly to the birth channel by moulding (bending and folding over on itself). In the days following delivery, your baby will naturally begin to ‘unfurl’, aided…

Unsettled babies and osteopathy

Unsettled babies and osteopathy  - by Laura Wheatley, MOst, Diploma of Paediatric Osteopathy People often ask us how osteopathy can benefit babies and wonder how our approach in treating them compares with treating adults.  Far and…

Baby massage – do they need it?

I get so used to seeing lists of the benefits of manual therapy that I sometimes get ‘benefits’ fatigue. I know from experience that most babies, children and adults enjoy hands-on therapy and research has shown that some conditions are…