Colic and Gut Health

According to most health professionals, about 20% of babies develop colic. There is a generally accepted rule of three – if your baby cries inconsolably for more than three hours a day, more than three days per week and is aged between three weeks and three months, he may be diagnosed with colic. A classic … Continue reading Colic and Gut Health

Tongue Tie – Luke’s Story.

We see babies with tongue tie presenting at our clinic most weeks. In most cases the parents may not even realise there is a tongue tie. They will bring their baby along because of reflux symptoms or other digestive issues. Once the tongue tie is pointed out to them, and the signs and symptoms are … Continue reading Tongue Tie – Luke’s Story.

Gift Vouchers now available!

If you are looking for a gift for a new baby, and you want to give something a little different, then look no further! The gift of a Cranial Osteopathy Newborn Check-Up with Frank Kelleher is something you can be sure will be very much appreciated! You can call in to the Clinic or purchase … Continue reading Gift Vouchers now available!

Frank Kelleher Cranial Osteopath.

  Frank Kelleher is a Paediatric Osteopath who has specialised in treating digestive and respiratory conditions in babies and children for the last 16 years. Soon after he graduated as an Osteopath in 1997 he realised that he wanted to work with babies and children. He has done over 400 hours post graduate training and … Continue reading Frank Kelleher Cranial Osteopath.

Sleep, or rather lack of it!

To most new parents sleep is priceless! And to be fair, it is expected that sleep will not be something you will be getting too much of for the next little while. However when baby becomes a toddler and the months drag on with no end in sight, it is normal for parents to look … Continue reading Sleep, or rather lack of it!

Lactose Overload

What is Lactose? Lactose is the sugar found in milk and milk products.  Human breast milk contains around 7% lactose and formula contains a similar amount. Lactose is broken down in the stomach by the enzyme Lactase into Glucose and Galactose, which can then be absorbed into the bloodstream and used by the body.   … Continue reading Lactose Overload

Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy

Cow's milk protein allergy (CMPA) is the most common food allergy in infants and children, affecting around 2-7% in the UK. In CMPA the allergy is to one of the proteins found in cow’s milk. CMPA usually develops early in life, after the baby’s first tastes of cow's milk, either as formula milk or used … Continue reading Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy

Tongue-Tie in Babies.

I see babies every day with different digestive or feeding issues. Sometimes however, babies present with tongue-tie, a condition that can mimic the symptoms of reflux or colic. Below is some information on tongue-tie and what can be done to help this condition. Tongue-Tie in Babies. Most of us think of tongue-tie as a situation … Continue reading Tongue-Tie in Babies.

What Shape is your Baby’s Head?

In the 1990’s, doctors started recommending that all babies be put to sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) or cot death.  Since the start of this campaign, the incidence of SIDS has dropped by almost 40%.  However there has been a related increase in the number of … Continue reading What Shape is your Baby’s Head?