Excessive vomiting

Excessive vomiting in newborns can lead to poor weight gain and dehydration. It is a good idea to have baby assessed by a GP for medical issues (eg. pyloric stenosis, gastro). If these have been ruled out, it can be worthwhile exploring other reasons for excess vomiting such as:

– baby is taking more milk than needed and self corrects by bringing up the excess

food sensitivities – eg. egg

– tension or activation of the diaphragm

– tension held in the fascia in the upper chest / oesophageal region (common after a traumatic or assisted birth)

Consider a combined lactation and cranio consult for excess vomiting. I have recently treated a couple of babies who have significantly reduced vomiting after one cranio session, after held tensions were released. A full lactation consult can assess milk transfer with pre/post feed weigh to rule out excess milk intake as a cause.

If symptoms persist after 1-3 sessions of cranio, symptoms are more likely to be food related.

Treatment goals

Lets talk treatment goals…. the good news is babies often need fewer sessions of craniosacral therapy than adults.
Colic, wind and unsettled behaviour can be often be treated successfully within 1-2 sessions. (unless caused by food sensitivities)
Breastfeeding issues are a bit more complex – its takes two! – ideally mum should also receive cranio during the course of treatment.. I recommend starting with 3 x weekly sessions (including 1 x mum and bub session).