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Breast feeding and Reflexology - Supporting you nursing your baby

Benefits

 

If you are breastfeeding, Reflexology treatments can offer a real boost to getting your body and your baby into the swing of things.

 

Reflexology can enhance breast feeding by helping the mother to relax and unwind. Specific reflexology points on the feet can be used to stimulate the pituitary gland which controls the release of Oxytocin, the hormone which controls lactation, encouraging lactation if the milk supply is on the lower side.  Equally, because Reflexology brings about balance it can also help to even out your milk production if you have an excess.

 

It’s each mother’s choice as to how she decides to feed her baby; so whether you are breastfeeding, combination feeding or looking to stop breast feeding, Reflexology can help with the physical and emotional pull that accompanies these decisions and help to make the process smoother and more comfortable for everyone involved.

 

The focus of the treatment will be based on your endocrine (hormonal) system and relaxation points.

 

Planning your treatments

 

Getting out of the house can be a mission with a new baby.  And finding time for yourself is even harder.

 

I am more than happy for you to bring your baby with you to the session.  The relaxed environment is soothing for them and if you would like to cuddle and feed your baby during the treatment, that is fine with me.  This is a nice way to extend your bonding and nurse your baby in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

 

That said if your baby falls asleep in the pram, we have space in the room, or if you can ask someone to mind your baby during your treatment they enjoy a lovely coffee in the restaurant.

 

It's really about whichever works best for you and your baby on the day, I will work around you and your little one - and it doesn't matter if they cry - babies invariably do!

 

Treatments can begin, assuming you have no health complications, as soon as you feel ready after the birth. If you have any health concerns, please check with your health visitor first.

 

 

Contact: Do feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to discuss a rteatment plan in advance.

E-mail:  suzy@vitality-therapies.co.uk

Tel:        07932 641655

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