Spitting up/Reflux Babies • Burlington • Osteopathy

Dec 11, 2018

What is Spitting up/Reflux in Babies?

Spitting up or reflux in babies is a common occurrence where the baby regurgitates milk or food shortly after feeding. While it can be concerning for parents, it is often a normal part of a baby's development. Reflux usually improves as the baby's digestive system matures. However, in some cases, the symptoms may persist or become more severe, requiring attention and treatment.

Causes and Symptoms

There are several potential causes of spitting up/reflux in babies. These include:

  • Incomplete closure of the valve between the stomach and esophagus
  • Overfeeding or feeding too quickly
  • Allergies or intolerances to certain foods
  • Anatomy of the baby's digestive system
  • Underdeveloped digestive system in newborns

The most common symptoms of spitting up/reflux in babies include:

  • Frequent regurgitation or spitting up of food
  • Irritability or fussiness during or after feeding
  • Poor weight gain or slow growth
  • Excessive crying or discomfort
  • Difficulty sleeping or frequent waking
  • Arching of the back or neck during or after feeding

Osteopathy for Spitting up/Reflux Babies

Osteopathy offers a holistic approach to address the underlying causes of spitting up/reflux in babies. At Rochester Holistic Center in Burlington, our experienced osteopathic practitioners are dedicated to providing safe and effective treatments for babies experiencing reflux symptoms.

How Can Osteopathy Help?

Osteopathy focuses on restoring balance and optimal functioning of the body by gentle manipulation of the musculoskeletal system. For spitting up/reflux babies, osteopathic techniques can help in the following ways:

Improving Digestive Function

By addressing any structural imbalances or restrictions in the baby's spine, ribs, or abdomen, osteopathy can help improve the functioning of the digestive system, reducing reflux symptoms and promoting better digestion.

Enhancing Nervous System Regulation

Osteopathic treatments aim to optimize the communication between the nervous system and the digestive system, ensuring proper coordination and regulation. This can help alleviate discomfort and improve overall gastrointestinal health.

Addressing Muscular Tension

Tension or tightness in the muscles surrounding the baby's digestive organs can contribute to reflux symptoms. Osteopathy can help release muscular tension, promoting relaxation and improved digestion.

Promoting Cranial Mobility

Osteopathic techniques also focus on gently mobilizing the cranial bones, which can have a positive impact on the baby's overall health, including reflux symptoms. By ensuring optimal cranial mobility, osteopathy can support the baby's entire body in functioning at its best.

What to Expect During an Osteopathy Session

During an osteopathy session for a spitting up/reflux baby, our skilled practitioner will conduct a thorough assessment to understand the underlying causes of the symptoms. The treatment itself will involve gentle, non-invasive techniques tailored to the specific needs of the baby, acknowledging their developmental stage and medical history.

Contact Rochester Holistic Center in Burlington

If your baby is experiencing spitting up/reflux symptoms, don't hesitate to seek professional help. Rochester Holistic Center in Burlington offers compassionate osteopathic care to address the root causes of reflux in babies and promote their overall well-being. Schedule a consultation today and let us help your little one find relief.

Rochester Holistic Center

123 Main Street, Burlington, ON L7R 1A1

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 555-123-4567

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