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

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?

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 be … Continue 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 … 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 … Continue reading Recurrent Ear Infections and Glue Ear in Children