Episode 23: Osteopath Treatment for Baby Development and Feeding Issues
Emily Jones, director of Align and Nurture is a mother of two, Paediatric Osteopath and International Board-Certified Lactation consultant.
We don’t always associate ‘good posture’ with babies, but future good posture can be grounded in early developmental habits. ‘Birth strain’ can be a factor when babies are unsettled, ‘windy’ or a bit behind with developmental milestones. Forceps deliveries, extended labour or breech births can sometimes leave bubs a little out of shape. This can have consequences for later walking progress, inward pointing toes and possibly dysplasia of the hips.
Emily and Pinky emphasise the importance of ‘tummy time’. For small ones, it’s about short bursts increasing over time so they work against gravity – strengthening muscles by extension – gradually working up to ‘back and side time’ across a range of positions.
If your baby is preferring one breast over another or having difficulty latching and feeding, Osteopath treatment may be able to help. As a holistic health professional, it’ll cover all aspects of the mother-baby team.
Emily’s Website www.alignandnurture.com.au
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More about our guest:
Emily Jones is an Advanced Paediatric Osteopath and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) based in Eltham, Victoria. She has 15 years clinical experience working with young families, with a focus on complex feeding issues and infant and child development. Emily is also an educator, business owner and mum of two girls.
Linkedin (personal) www.linkedin.com/in/emily-jones-osteo
Linkedin (clinic) www.linkedin.com/company/alignandnurture
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