Baby Reflux Treatment in London at home or at the practice in Clapham SW4 and Belgravia Westminster SW1 – Information about Digestive Osteopathy and Physiotherapy
Baby reflux treatment in London at home or at the practice
Baby Physio is a paediatric physiotherapy and osteopathy practice in London. Our physiotherapist and osteopath are specialised in the treatment of babies and mothers at home or in our practice in Belgravia, Westminster SW1near Victoria Station and Clapham SW4. Our physiotherapists and osteopaths will, use soft techniques (visceral and cranial), teach you the good routines with your baby and will give you all the necessary advises.
Please note: Paediatric physiotherapy can only be booked online for our Belgravia and Clapham practices. Paediatric osteopathy can be booked in all our practices.
If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.
We are covered by health insurance companies and recognised by Axa ppp (Bupa doesn’t cover osteopathy)
To book a session for baby reflux treatment in London
0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765
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A baby with reflux will often reject milk after feeding and will often cry more often after feeding and during the night than a baby without reflux.
Baby reflux is common in babies, but is also very uncomfortable for baby and can lead to inflammation of the upper airways which increases the secretion of mucus, leading to more intense cold or bronchiolitis during the winter. If the upper airways are inflamed then you will hear noises when your baby is breathing.
More Information about Baby Reflux and Baby Reflux treatment
What is baby reflux?
Baby reflux is a digestive symptom, which can appear in babies both formula-fed and breast-fed. It is a small quantity of swallowed milk mixed with stomach acid, which comes back up into baby’s food pipe or into his mouth. Baby reflux is a common condition and it affects 50% of babies during the first 3 months. Some baby reflux symptoms are not obvious, but the signs below can give you a hint that your baby has reflux
What are the signs that baby has reflux?
Baby may have typical symptoms as:
- Hiccups & cough
- Irritable, cries or arches his back during/after feed
What causes baby reflux?
At the entrance of the stomach you can find a ring of muscles called « valve ». This valve is a door that opens, and lets the milk your baby has swallowed into the stomach, and closes to keep the milk in the tummy.
But during the first months, if baby’s digestive system is still immature or has been subject to tensions due to the position of the baby during the pregnancy or the delivery, the valve might not close properly. When baby’s tummy is full, milk and acid can come back up into the oesophagus causing discomfort.
Information on how osteopathy understands baby reflux?
What is osteopathy ?
Osteopathy technique works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together. Ref: Gosc
How do osteopaths understand the underlying cause of baby reflux?
Osteopaths believe a difficult, very short or very long delivery, which needed the use of instruments or a caesarean, can create tensions on baby’s back especially on the upper and middle back, which can disturb the digestive system. You will often observe that a baby with reflux has an arched back. Osteopaths believe that this tension can cause baby reflux.
Article by James Turgis Chartered Physiotherapist