Ask Our Experts is a new monthly feature in which we ask for any questions you may have for one of our Child Health Experts. We then share the question and the answer on Facebook so that it may help other parents with similar concerns. Marian Hogan, Speech & Language Therapist, started us off. My … Continue reading Ask Our Experts!
The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists work with people, for whom participation in activities of daily life is more challenging. As a paediatric occupational therapist I work with children and teens, from 2-18 years. And what activities do children and teens … Continue reading What’s Occupational Therapy?
This month we are celebrating Frank’s 20 years as an Osteopath! So much has happened in the last 20 years! Since 1997 we have moved back to Ireland, set up a business, moved that business several times and over the years, Frank has changed how he works and now specialises in the treatment of babies … Continue reading Celebrating 20 years as an Osteopath!
We have been delighted with the positive feedback we have received about our new magazine Sunny Days! Everyone here at The Children's Clinic has contributed to the magazine so it's packed with great information about baby and child health issues. Frank discusses Infant Reflux, a condition we continue to see very frequently and Glue Ear. Helen … Continue reading Sunny Days Magazine
Tongue tie, or ankyloglossia to give it its correct title, seems to be on the increase in Ireland. One reason for this may be that more babies are breast feeding now than say thirty years ago: thankfully our breastfeeding rates are slowly getting better. A bottle-feeding baby can manage to feed with a tongue tie reasonably well, but it can cause lots of problems for a breastfed baby including poor latch leading to poor feeding, mastitis, sore nipples, low milk supply and intense pain for mum.
Tongue tie is a condition where the tongue is restricted in normal movement by a piece of tissue that anchors it to the floor of the mouth. It can be anterior, which is easy to see, or posterior which is subtler. Posterior ties require a more detailed examination by an experienced health care professional such as a lactation consultant. This examination involves feeling below…
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Tongue tie, or ankyloglossia to give it its correct title, seems to be on the increase in Ireland. One reason for this may be that more babies are breast feeding now than say thirty years ago: thankfully our breastfeeding rates are slowly getting better. A bottle-feeding baby can manage to feed with a tongue tie … Continue reading Tongue tie and Breast-feeding – What you need to know!
Breastfeeding is the natural way of feeding human babies. Breast milk is designed specifically for us and cannot be equaled in properties and content by any man-made formula. For most women breast feeding works well right from the start. For others, some help is needed to get going. Latching on The most important thing to … Continue reading Breast Feeding – Getting the basics right at the start! By Mary Cullinane, Lactation Consultant at The Children’s Clinic Cork.
We are delighted to announce that Mary Cullinane, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant IBCLC and CUMH Midwife is joining us at The Children's Clinic. Mary is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant -IBCLC She is also a midwife and has been working in the Neonatal setting for over 20 years. During this time … Continue reading Mary Cullinane Lactation Consultant IBCLC joins The Children’s Clinic.
by Olivia Walsh, Paediatric Dietician. Many people often confuse the terms lactose intolerance and cow’s milk protein allergy. Although they may share some symptoms they are two distinctly different conditions that are diagnosed and managed in different ways. Therefore it is important that infants are not misdiagnosed. Table 1: Symptoms associated with CMPA … Continue reading Living with Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy.
Your new baby will come with their own individual sleep ability. Please bear in mind that in the first 6 months or so there are no real, so called “bad habits” and you must not worry too much about how and where your child sleeps, provided you are observing safe sleep and making informed decisions. … Continue reading 4 Survival Strategies for you and your New Baby by Lucy Wolfe, Paediatric Sleep Consultant.