Breastfeeding Courses in London and Baby Carrying Classes to Prevent Pain at Home or at our Practices in Belgravia Westminster SW1 or Clapham SW4. How to breastfeed my baby safely? How to carry my baby without pain?
Our osteopath in London is specialised in post-natal breastfeeding and carrying classes
After giving birth, most new mother’s find that long periods of carrying their baby and breastfeeding causes a strain on their neck and back. Taking the right posture during these activities, and also when using the pram is key to ensuring you don’t suffer with back or neck pain, and so that your baby feels relaxed and happy too. At Mummy’s Physio London our osteopath’s will teach you how to properly carry your baby in a way that protects your baby’s natural posture and physiology, as well as preventing any pain for yourself.
Mummy’s Physio breastfeeding and baby carrying classes in London are carried out by highly trained and specialist post-natal osteopath, with many years of experience working all over the world with mother’s and babies. They provide a wonderfully gentle and calm service, while teaching you the best techniques for looking after yourself and your baby.
Breastfeeding Classe in London and Baby Carrying Course for Back Pain and Neck Pain with our Specialist osteopath at home or at our practices in Belgravia Westminster SW1 or Clapham SW4
At Mummy’s Physio we offer home visit’s, as we know it can be difficult to travel with a newborn. However, we also offer treatment at our practices: the Light Centre Belgravia SW1 in Westminster, near Victoria station, or in Clapham SW4 between Clapham South and Clapham Common stations.
We are covered by health insurance companies and recognized by AXA PPP (unfortunately BUPA does not cover osteopathy treatment)
To book breastfeeding and baby carrying courses with our specialist post-natal osteopath call us on 0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765
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More information about treating neck and back pain with breastfeeding classes in London at home and baby carrying osteopathy courses
How can breastfeeding course in London and baby carrying classes help my neck pain and back pain?
Many new mother’s find that adjusting to their new way of life can cause back pain and neck pain. This is generally due to long periods of carrying your baby, the position that is taken when breastfeeding your child and pushing their pram. At Mummy’s Physio London our osteopaths will teach you how to properly carry your baby in a way that protects your baby’s natural posture and physiology, as well as preventing any pain for yourself. They will also demonstrate how to carry your baby with a scarf and a baby carrier. It is also necessary for new mothers to learn which are the correct positions to adopt while breastfeeding their baby and pushing the pram. These positions and techniques will all make sure that your baby is relaxed and without pain. Learning how to properly massage your baby with osteopathic techniques during classes will ensure this too! Our osteopaths also have great knowledge of which baby carriers and prams are best for caring for your back and neck too.
Why do I have back and neck pain from carrying and breastfeeding my baby?
New mothers usually find it difficult to carry their babies in a way that ensures maximum comfort for the child, alongside preventing back and neck pain. It is necessary to learn the right techniques to avoid these back and posture problems on a body already weakened by pregnancy. Breastfeeding can also put unnecessary strain on your back and neck, and it is something that you will be doing several times a day. Continued breastfeeding in the wrong position can lead to long term chronic pain for new mothers and that’s why our osteopaths at Mummy’s Physio London are here to help you learn the correct positions. They will also help you to choose the right carriers and prams to make sure that you can continue your good posture long term. All these positions and techniques are much better for your baby’s wellbeing as well as yours, and this can be further improved by learning how to massage your baby properly to benefit their sleep, development and your relationship with your child.
Finally, baby massage is a highly beneficial for wellbeing, sleep, development and the relationship with your baby. Our osteopath will teach you how to manage your baby. For more information about our Baby Massage in London: Click here
Tips for choosing a baby’s carrier that suits you (London)
Despite a growing number of the latest trendy strollers in the streets of London, we have been seeing more and more mothers with baby carriers: from the simple scarf or preformed baby carrier to the mei tai or sling, there is a multitude of choices offered to parents! Yes, but what are the benefits?
The benefits of the baby carrier: Physiology and comfort of the baby and the carrier
Baby carriers have many benefits such as: comfort of baby being close to the parents, helping with thermoregulation, a correct position for a greater psychomotor development and finally the carrier can continue daily activities while keeping an eye on his offspring as both hands remain free.
How to choose a good baby carrier?
With so many different benefits and a wide variety of models, how do you choose your baby carrier? The choice is of course personal. It is for the comfort of both carrier and baby. Here are the different kinds of carrier:
Carrying scarf/wrap: for all parents wanting a carrying method respecting the physiology of baby. It can be used from birth until about 2/3 years old. Parents can wear it at the front, back or on the side. The only drawback is that it takes longer to put on and get ready.
The preformed baby carrier/baby carrier: this is a Westernized model of the scarf “backpack” version. The preformed sling can be used from birth (depending on models and brands) until about 3 years old. It provides a sense of security for parents.
The 6 key points to follow for different kinds of carrying
- The baby’s hips should be in frog-like or “M” position. The knees should be higher than the buttocks in order to respect the natural body posture and prevent hip dysplasia.
- The baby’s back should be rounded, to achieve this, favour frontal carrying until the baby is 6 months old.
- The fabric must support the baby’s head in order to avoid neck extension and this until the baby acquires sufficient muscle strength for head support (4 to 5 months old). In addition, the head and spine should remain aligned to avoid any muscle tension. Also make sure that there is enough room between the chin and the chest to avoid any respiratory problems.
- The baby’s hands should be in front of him/her against your chest, keeping arms and legs together. This promotes a sense of safety.
- The baby’s height should be just under the nose.
- The baby carrier must be adjusted to each carrier, the belt properly positioned on the lower part of your back / at the beginning of the pelvis and not under the ribs. Avoid asymmetric carrying (on the hip or sling type) in order to avoid tension in your back. A good distribution of the baby’s weight on the carrier’s shoulder/back/pelvis will ensure his/her comfort.
Elodie Bridelance, osteopath DO specialized in Paediatrics and perinatal