Breastfeeding and babywearing advisory
PHYSICAL THERAPY IN BREASTFEEDING
Breastfeeding is the natural way of feeding newborns.
Sometimes difficulties arise in it due to structural and / or functional alterations related to pregnancy, childbirth or after birth. These changes can occur at the bone, muscular, fascial, sensory, motor, postural levels …
Physical therapy in breastfeeding addresses possible structural and functional changes that can make breastfeeding difficult, such as difficulties in moving the neck, cervical joint changes, changes in the baby’s mouth due to ankyloglossia (due to a short lingual frenulum or due to muscle tension) , sensory problems, difficulties to move the tongue, cranial, dorsal, lumbar tension, …
In physiotherapy sessions in breastfeeding, assessment and treatment of physiotherapy is added advice on breastfeeding with specific and updated training.
How can we help you?
- difficulty for correct grip on the chest
- difficulty of the baby to open the mouth
- difficulty moving the tongue
- ankyloglossia evaluation
- pre and post-frenectomy physiotherapy
- pain of the mother during breastfeeding
- muscle torticollis, plagiocephaly
- irritability when baby suckles
- adaptation of postures and positions to the chest
- little weight gain, supplementation assessment …
ERGONOMIC BABYWEARING ADVISORY
Carrying babies close to the parents’ body has multiple beneficial effects for the baby as well as for the carrier in terms of feeding, bonding, cranial deformities, prevention of postural changes, …
It should be done correctly, to facilitate the correct psycho-motor and postural development of the baby and also to promote comfort and minimize risks in the adult.
There are currently many baby-carriers on the market, but not all are recommended at all stages of baby’s development, nor are they comfortable or suitable for all adults.
In order to choose the most suitable for each family, the ergonomic and safety recommendations must be taken into account, and the evolutionary moment of the baby and the individual situation of the adult must be assessed.
Also, in some situations, carrying can be a great help as part of therapy.
How can we help you?
- information on ergonomic carrying
- information on the different types of baby-carriers
- valuation of the most appropriate type of baby carrier at all times
- assessment of carrying according to possible alterations of the baby or adult
- advice on the use of baby carriers