Glue Ear and why Hearing Tests are so important.

In this article we look at Glue Ear and the treatment options available. We also discuss the consequences of glue ear in a child.

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 andContinue 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 lookContinue 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. WhatContinue 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 usedContinue reading “Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy”

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 ofContinue reading “What Shape is your Baby’s Head?”

Concentration and Focus in School-going Children.

If your child had a recent school report that stated his/her focus and concentration were lacking then maybe now is the time to do a little work to prepare for the next school year. Getting distracted is normal for young children. Most children have times when they are restless and forgetful. In general the causesContinue reading “Concentration and Focus in School-going Children.”

What is Colic?

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 beContinue reading “What is Colic?”

Mums have their say on Cranial Osteopathy…..

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 Osteopathy.Continue reading “Mums have their say on Cranial Osteopathy…..”

Recurrent Ear Infections and Glue Ear in Children

The ear is made up of three distinct parts; the outer ear, the middle ear and the inner ear which is deep within the temporal bone. Ear infections are the most common illness to affect pre-school children with up to 90% of children experiencing one before their 3rd birthday. When an ear infection occurs it isContinue reading “Recurrent Ear Infections and Glue Ear in Children”