I visited Christian Bates in Aug 2010 when I was having problems with my 7 week old son, Nathaniel. Although he was eating well, gaining weight and generally settling throughout the day, come 7pm he was like a different baby – really hard to settle, couldn’t lie him down, unhappy feeding (from either breast or bottle) and seemed to have much worse trapped wind.
I had two sessions of Cranial Osteopathy and Christian recommended I start taking a pro-biotic, Culturelle, which I did immediately. The difference in Nathaniel was noticeable within 24 hours. He started settling at 7pm, happy to feed well, bring up his wind quickly and then go down in his cot to sleep without fuss – seeming more like the baby we were use to during the day.
I cannot say for sure which treatment is responsible but I personally can feel the effects of Culturelle so this must be being passed on and my baby is now much happier to breastfeed on both sides at all feeds (Christian advised that there has been some tension on the right side of his neck which may have been putting him off feeding well on a certain side).