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