Osteopathy for Babies
No one is too young to see an osteopath, in fact, babies are particularly receptive to this technique. In the weeks following the birth, a quick check-up with an osteopath is always useful as birth subjects babies to significant pressures that often cause microtrauma. This session is particularly highly recommended if the birth was difficult: labour that is too long or, conversely, very intense and quick, forceps or vacuum delivery, breech presentation, induced labour or caesarean section often disrupt the normal functioning of the baby’s cranial structures. An osteopath will be able to detect these problems and resolve them quickly.
Thereafter, the osteopath can help you to resolve a whole host of problems: excessive crying, frequent regurgitation, colic, digestive problems and reflux, difficulties with breastfeeding, sleeping problems, signs of anxiety and repeated bronchitis, among others. Also, get into the habit of observing your baby closely: excessive curvature when you pick him up, head flattened at the back, head always turned or bent to the same side, stiffness in the limbs, postures that seem strange to you or a lack of energy are all signs that may reveal small blockages that an osteopath will be able to rectify.