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Cranial osteopathy in baby- experiences?

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JaclynLouise Thu 20-Oct-16 22:48:18

Looking for some stories please! My 3 week old has colic and it keeps us up all night! So I heard about CO through a friends good experiences, and then the more people I mentioned it to, the more stories I heard of someone they knew it worked wonders for! Anyway took LO to a clinic recommended to me, saw a lovely lady who talked me through what she was doing, baby looked settled and comfortable the whole time and I left happy. HOWEVER, baby just spent the past hour crying and screaming and squirming at me worse than ever! So bad she wouldn't drink even though she wanted to (she's bf with nipple shields)
I even got out my bottles of emergency formula as a last resort if she struggles to feed from me (just for the night, I bf exclusively but as I said, emergency) so I can try feed her sitting up.
Does anyone have any experiences of their own? The lady said to call if I was worried so I'll see how the night goes and then call them if doesn't improve, just a bit worried that I did the wrong thing and if she'll be okay sad it's horrible watching her look like she's in pain xx

Parietal Thu 20-Oct-16 23:37:11

at 3 weeks, babies can just cry. all you can do is cuddle and feed and cuddle and feed.

don't do osteopathy - it is a waste of money and can be dangerous

FrankiesMonster Thu 20-Oct-16 23:48:04

12wk old DD has had 3 treatments due to colic & silent reflux and I have to say it has been fantastic. We were warned in each appointment that, for up to 72hrs after each treatment, she would either be very sleepy or cry more than usual- we were lucky and DD slept a lot!

If you are worried, or it lasts more than 72hrs, do give them a ring and they can advise you further.

JaclynLouise Fri 21-Oct-16 09:08:39

Perietal I know babies cry, this is my second, but because it's colic it stops her from feeding when because she's too busy tending and squirming like she's in pain. Nothing calms her.

I don't think it's rubbish, it's not like they're trying to be all mysterious, they just work in muscles and pressure points in the body! I just wondered if it was normal for her to seek more unsettled before seeing any positive change x

Craftycakey15 Tue 06-Dec-16 20:36:00

I was scrolled no through mumsnet and saw this post . I would love to know how it helps with silent reflux?

Craftycakey15 Tue 06-Dec-16 20:36:22

Scrolling through, I mean

SolemnlyFarts Tue 06-Dec-16 21:30:56

It is bunkum, and my physiotherapist brother turned pale at the suggestion when DD1 was at the same stage.

The 'science' behind it explained

ninenicknames Tue 06-Dec-16 21:37:50

Was shit. Never worked for us.

Craftycakey15 Wed 07-Dec-16 21:19:10

Great!! ha!

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