Colic is a term that has been used for decades to describe a baby who cries and is distressed, without any obvious cause. A sort of umbrella term to give parents so that they have a "reason" why their little one is so upset. But is that enough? Is it ok to say a baby … Continue reading COLIC Fact Vs Fiction
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 Symptoms and Gut Health
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.
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
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.
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?
What is Colic? According to the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin 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 will be … Continue reading What is Colic?
In my experience, the majority of mothers hear about Cranial Osteopathy from their friends or family. And I am sure it’s one of the best pieces of advice any mum can get, particularly if a baby is irritable and fractious or is not feeding very well. Below are a few mother’s experiences of Cranial … Continue reading Mums have their say on Cranial Osteopathy…..