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
Last year we welcomed a few new practitioners to our clinic. We really feel it is now becoming the centre we had wanted it to be when we moved here 3 years ago. Somewhere relaxed and reassuring for babies, children and parents, where practitioners are available to help navigate the sometimes difficult issues encountered during … Continue reading Services available at Cork Children’s Clinic.
Last week there was a general recall of Zantac, a medication commonly used to treat infant reflux in babies. This follows concerns in several countries over the presence of impurities in Zantac and other ranitidine products. Health authorities say there is no immediate risk, but patients have been advised to consult a doctor who can prescribe alternatives … Continue reading Information for parents following the general recall of Zantac.
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.
Ten years ago, it was straightforward, parents introduced cows’ milk at some point after their child’s first birthday or continued to breastfeed. Today, there is an overwhelming number of milks and milk alternatives available and lots of opinions about which ones are best for your toddler. Some of this information (or misinformation!) comes from 'wellness … Continue reading Milk After One Year Old? What do parents need to know?
Infant Reflux can be a very distressing condition for babies and parents alike. This article explains what it is, the causes and all the signs and symptoms.
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 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.
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!
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