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Cranial Ostepopathy for the treatment of constipation in 20 month old?

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MamiBabi Sat 22-Aug-09 18:25:33


My DS is now 20 months and has had issues with constipation since he was about 4.5 months, basically since I stopped breast feeding. We tried every formula etc Eventually GP prescribed lactulose and sodium picosulphate and for the last 4 months he has been taking movicol. Though this works, I don't accept that the issue is psychological as GP and Peadiatrician insist, as even on movicol, we have some days where the problem persists when there has been no change of diet and then we have to increase dossage etc. IMO there is a physiological issue.

I read something about cranial osteopathy a couple of days ago, where it mentioned that it could be used to treat constipation in infants and wondered if anyone has any experience of this - does it work, is it worth persuing etc

The idea that his forceps delivery following failed ventouse has had a longer term effect almost makes sense to me - for some days following his birth he was grumpy if touched anywhere around the bruising area on his head so I can well believe that there might have been some long term damage... either that or I'm grasping at straws again.

Any comments/experiences anyone has will be much appreciated.

moosky Thu 27-Aug-09 20:48:50


I'd definitely recommend seeing a cranial osteopath.
I had a few early problems with DS - when he was born, he appeared to have abdominal pain after feeding and was always cranky and uncomfortable. I took him to see a cranial and with some gentle manipulation, I saw a miserable baby change before my eyes....From only two treatments, he was cured of this problem!

When I started weaning him, he got very constipated. I took him to the GP who prescribed lactulose which sorted the problem out but I was unhappy that this was only sorting the symptoms, not the cause. So, I took him back to my cranial guy and yet again, he sorted the problem immediately.

I'm a firm believer in cranial as a complemetary therapy. It's very gentle.
Just make sure that you see someone recommended. There are lots of unscrupulous people out there!!!

bubble2bubble Thu 27-Aug-09 21:35:54


I've recently had both DDS with a chiropractor/cranial therapisy and have been very impressed. I never hoenstly bought into the theory of difficult deliveries causing problems etc but the therapy has made such a huge difference.
Make sure you get someone who specialises in children - the woman we see deals mainly with children and is amazing - DD1 is always asking when we are going to see her again!

newspaperdelivery Thu 27-Aug-09 21:42:46

We took our 4 year old sufferer of chronic constipation to a chiro [by accident, it was her sister's appointment]

Cured. No more movicol, no more straining, no more being caught short, no more knicker stains, no more half a job done, no more.

A poo, every 1- days. Ta Daaa! She still does mega poo as her colon has been stretched so much by the chronic nature of her proble, but 6 months later and they are starting to look more 4 yo in size.

We had tried her without the movicol 2 weeks before seeing the chiro and she was constipated within 3 days, so it was not a coincidence. I'm happy with that for sure.

SHe had a stiffness in her left side neck, and some in her diaphragm [sp? blush]

Worth a go, if it makes no difference you have wasted £30. If it works.......

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