The use of cranial osteopathy in the treatment of infants with breast feeding problems or sucking dysfunction

Aust J Holist Nurs. 2004 Apr;11(1):25-32.


Cranial osteopathy is gaining recognition as a successful treatment for a range of conditions, and has shown to be especially useful when dealing with instances of breastfeeding problems resulting from birth trauma. This paper explores the therapy in detail, its relationship to breastfeeding problems, raises suggestions as to how it could be applied to clinical practice, and outlines the need for further research.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Breast Feeding*
  • Cranial Sutures / physiology
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Holistic Health*
  • Holistic Nursing
  • Humans
  • Infant Behavior / physiology*
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Manipulation, Osteopathic / nursing*
  • Parents / education
  • Research Design
  • Sucking Behavior / physiology*