Breastfeeding & digestion


Second time a charmKate Becky close

When my son Dylan was born we struggled with breastfeeding and ultimately were not successful. I was determined to make nursing work with our second child.

When Kate was born, she too was having trouble, both with organizing her suck and with her latch. We saw Catherine when Kate was three days old and after our first session, nursing started to click. We worked through several adjustments and she took to breastfeeding like a champ! At 19 months we’re still enjoying our nursing relationship. – Becky

You and your baby’s ease in beginning breastfeeding are greatly affected by how the birth went and how well both of you are assisted in the first hours and days. Complications from birth may create barriers for your baby to establish proper latch, suck or swallow, or result in one-sided nursing, colic and digestive problems. Sometimes mothers mistakenly think that nursing problems are due to inadequate milk supply. With timely support of craniosacral therapy and lactation counseling, I can help you establish successful breastfeeding.


Breastfed babies have easily identified patterns of digestion. Your baby’s difficulties with painful gas, unusual bowel movementsexcessive spitting up, or colic may be due to several causes. I can help assess contributing factors, such as structural restrictions due to a difficult birth or food sensitivities.


Growing new teeth is hard work for many children. During all growth spurts much of your child’s energy and attention is oriented inward. Often children are uncomfortable with the pressures of teeth coming in. Homeopathic teething remedies help many children, and craniosacral therapy can relieve crowding in the mouth.

Somatic therapies and education

I provide gentle, effective hands-on somatic therapies and guide your child in playful developmental movements perfectly suited to help your baby from the very first days, whether as a well baby check or to address a problem for your child. With articles you can help your baby with body-mind integration from the beginning.

What to expect in a session for your baby


Essential wellness for mother and child  

Body-mind integration from the beginning


Short, effective nursing

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Thank you for your work with Chloe.  The therapy is just what we needed – the missing link in many ways.  She’s gone from 40 minute breastfeeding sessions to effectively nursing in 10 minutes! I’m very grateful.  – Alasan


Feeding constantly,
but poor weight gain

During labor, Eloise’s head was tilted to the side, so we had to use a number of techniques to straighten it out before birth.

Breastfeeding was very painful from the beginning– extremely painful when she latched, and a sensation of rough sandpaper throughout a feeding. After feeding, I had black and blue marks, and bleeding nipples. A burning pain persisted between feedings.


Breastfeeding was very important to me, but nursing had become a miserable task. I was also concerned about how much milk Eloise was getting, as she had lost a lot of weight after birth and was not gaining it back at the expected  speed, despite the fact that she seemed to be feeding constantly.


During the sessions with Catherine, I could tell that Eloise enjoyed the therapy process. Her eyes would close, and she would look as if she were relaxing. We had two long, intensive sessions in which Eloise and Catherine worked hard at aligning her cranial bones.

Within days, nursing has become a much more pleasant and productive experience. The strange burning sensation and the damage to the nipples is gone. My breasts feel fuller more often, and the way that Eloise nurses seems to be bringing on more milk.

After the sessions with Catherine, she started gaining 1 oz of weight per day. Now, breastfeeding is the relaxing, enjoyable experience that I wanted it to be, and I’m no longer worried that my baby is getting the nourishment she needs. – Elizabeth


Blissful triplet

Blissful triplet