Breastfeeding Classes in London – Baby Carrying Classes in London – at Home or at Practice in Belgravia near Victoria Station
At Baby Physio, our Osteopaths specialised in baby and mother offer breastfeeding classes in London; baby carrying sessions as well as baby massage sessions in London (home visits and clinic appointments available)
During our breastfeeding and baby carrying classes in London
Our specialist osteopath will cover baby care issues such as:
- How to breastfeed avoiding back pain and shoulder pain
- How to position your baby correctly while breastfeeding.
- How to properly carry your baby and protects your baby’s natural posture and physiology
- How to carry your baby with a scarf
- How to carry your baby with a baby carrier
- How to choose your stroller
- How to choose a baby’s carrier which suits your body
- How to massage your baby
- How to protect your back and your posture
How will breast feeding classes & baby carrying classes help?
Women who want to breastfeed their babies may be more likely to try it and to stick with it when they receive education and support according according to recent studies.
Breastfeeding can be very challenging especially if you are a new mother. Paediatricians recommend that mothers exclusively breastfeed babies until they are at least six months old because it can reduce babies’ risk of ear and respiratory infections, allergies as well as reduce risks of obesity.
Mothers can benefit too as breastfeeding for longer reduces risks of depression, bone deterioration and certain cancers.
Avoiding back pain and chronic shoulder pain is difficult when you carry and breastfeed your baby for several hours a day. New mothers can find it difficult to carry a new baby without hurting their back. And if a bad position is adopted and held for several days or weeks, it can lead to chronic back pain.
How to carry my baby to avoid back pain?
As a mother, choosing a good baby carrier is vital. There are so many choices out there nowadays that it can be overwhelming. Baby carriers are however a must as they allow mothers to be close to their baby but allow both hands to be free and daily activities can be still be done.
Always make sure that the comfort of both you and your baby comes first when choosing a baby carrier.
The baby carrying scarf or baby sling for example is great for respecting the baby’s physiology and help with growth. The stimulation from feeling the mother body movements and breathing helps regulate physical responses, and exercises his vestibular system, which controls balance.
The mechanical baby carrier which is like a backpack for your baby can be used from birth gives a heightened sense of security to your baby and is also convenient allowing free movement.
Tips to choose a good baby carrier
There are a few points to remember for safety and comfort when choosing and using a baby carrier:
- Always make sure the hips are in a ‘M’ position, the knees should be higher than the buttocks to prevent hip dysphagia
- Back should be rounded
- Make sure the head is always supported and that the baby carrier fabric is strong enough for such support
- Make sure head and spine are aligned
- Leave room between chin and chest to avoid any respiratory issues
- Keep arms and legs together at the front of the body
- Keep baby just under nose level
- Ensure a good distribution of the baby’s weight
- Remember to adjust carrier to each parent each time
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