In our practice, we constantly see examples of babies that benefit enormously from osteopathic care. This has been reflected in some recent studies undertaken in Italian neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) where premature infants have received osteopathic care and been compared to groups that have not.
Does your baby experience lots of wind, explosive poos, tummy pain? Squirms around in discomfort, cries inconsolably, is difficult to comfort? Cries and vomits after feeding, arches their back, has loud gurgling sounds in their tummy, or has a swollen or distended stomach?
If you answered yes to one or more of these symptoms it is quite possible that your baby is suffering from infantile colic.
Some signs that may indicate that your newborn is suffering from a sore neck or sore back from the birth process or the babies position in utero may be an inability for your baby to breastfeed freely from one or both sides, that they constantly lay with their head positioned to the same side, intolerance to carseats or baby carriers, difficulty settling to sleep, or excessive crying for unknown reasons.