When baby isn’t feeding properly it can be very distressing to the new mum. Rest assured almost all problems can be overcome with time, patience and possibly a little help.  At ben&biao we work with some of Sydney’s top lactation nurses and we provide help where we are needed.

Feeding issues can be caused by;

  • insufficient milk supply
  • milk not flowing properly
  • Painful feeding
  • Inflammation and engorgement
  • Inverted nipples

or the other half of the equation being

  • Baby’s inability to latch on properly
  • Baby’s position being sub-optimal.
  • Baby not interested in feeding

At ben&biao we take a rounded approach by working with mum and bub.

If there is insufficient milk we use either our specially devised in house lactation tea or herbs to increase milk production.  If there are issues with milk flow or local inflammation we may recommend acupuncture. We use specialist micro ear needles and acupuncture points which are known to reduce congestion and improve flow.

For baby we recommend a visit to the osteopath who will assess if there are issues resulting from the birth that may have caused entrapment of nerves or bone pressure resulting in tight muscles and ligaments. These symptoms can affect the way a baby can use their mouth, jaw and tongue and prevent them from latching and suckling correctly. Our osteopath, will gently release any pressure which allows the baby to then suckle.

To make an appointment book with either Heidi, Sally or Kathryn

If you would like to know more about our specialist herbal teas see or how we can help you please contact the clinic on 0403 273 008 or email us

Any Questions?

Call one of our Health Directors, Sally or Heidi

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What is our approach

Our approach to natural therapy and medicine is simple. We use:

Evidence Based Protocols

We are guided by research and proven protocols that get results. We belong to global learning networks and keep up-to-date with the latest findings in our fields.

Summaries of our findings and recommendation

We provide you with a clear Treatment Plan setting out our agreed treatment aims and how we plan to get you there.

Experienced practitioners

We are highly qualified, with experienced practitioners with many years of experience. Most importantly we practice medicine because we love it

Proven modalities

  • Acupuncture
  • Physiotherapy
  • Clinical nutrition
  • Nursing
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Neutraceuticals
  • Ultra sound

High quality products

We source Organic and AAA rated natural herbs for our teas, broths and medicines. Our practitioner supplements are tested to ensure you are getting the exact ingredients and dosages we prescribe for you.