Osteopathy Deals with Crying, Screaming, Irritability – Frequent crying, restlessness, fractiousness, jumping at loud noises in a baby and taking a long time to settle to sleep may be attributed to a retained birth compression.

The baby’s head may be uncomfortable, possibly with a headache. They are characteristically more relaxed being carried than lying down due to the extra pressure of the mattress on their heads aggravates the tensions already in their head.

Babies who have a complicated birth such as having the umbilical cord wrapped around their neck or have been jammed in the birth canal are often very anxious babies. Also babies who have had a very rapid delivery can be often very irritable.

Paediatric osteopathy has been helpful in treating many babies with birth compression.