Reasons To See An Osteopath For Your Baby

Osteopaths are trained to treat people from birth onwards. We’ve all had several years of training in anatomy, physiology, practical treatment skills, prenatal issues etc., so we’re more than capable of treating your baby.

Osteopaths who treat infants and children use very gentle and safe techniques. Common newborn conditions that may be helped with osteopathy include colic, reflux, feeding or sleeping difficulties.

Your baby may have difficulty latching on or opening her mouth due to restrictions in the face or jaw. Neck tensions can also contribute to breast-feeding difficulties, such as a preference for feeding on one side.

Osteopaths work closely with other health professionals to help you, so we might suggest a lactation consultant or maternal child health nurse.

There are many reasons why you might choose to take your baby to see an osteopath. The following are some of the most common:

  • To help with colic and digestive problems
  • To help with sleep problems
  • To help with posture and alignment
  • To help with respiratory problems
  • To improve general well-being and vitality

Once an initial issue is resolved, regular follow-up treatments can ensure ongoing health and well-being. By ensuring the body is working in harmony, free of any physical tension, it will function better.

Milestones like starting to sit up or walk and growth spurts are examples of when you may wish to bring your child in for a check-up.

If you’re unsure whether osteopathy is the right treatment for your baby, why not give us a call at Autism Osteopathy? We’ll be happy to discuss how osteopathy can help, and answer any questions you may have.