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The complex feeding clinic

 Cranial osteopathy and breastfeeding or bottle-feeding support in one combined consultation.

What is the complex feeding clinic?

The complex feeding clinic offers support and treatment with a lactation consultant and paediatric osteopath in a combined consultation.

In the clinic, Luci Lishman and our partnering registered osteopath Felicity Bertin combine their expertise to help your baby feel and feed better.

How can osteopathy help my baby feed?

Birth delivery is strenuous and can cause muscle strains and tension in your baby's body. Not many parents realise this can cause breastfeeding or bottle-feeding problems.


Osteopathic treatment (cranial osteopathy) alongside breastfeeding support can help:


  • wind/colic or an unsettled baby

  • neck or jaw restriction (only looking one way)

  • difficulty latching

  • suspected tongue-tie

  • strains from instrumental delivery (ventouse, forceps)

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Support packages

Complex feeding clinic prices

Mini combined consultation


30-minute consultation with Luci and Felicity. Includes:

  • breastfeeding/bottle-feeding assessment and advice

  • tongue-tie assessment 

  • osteopathic assessment for any issues such as neck or jaw restrictions

  • exercises and useful resources

Further support or treatment can be arranged at an additional cost.

Full combined consultation


1-hour consultation with Luci and Felicity. Includes:

  • breastfeeding/bottle-feeding assessment and support

  • tongue-tie assessment (can include tongue-tie division at an additional cost)

  • osteopathic assessment and treatment

  • individualised feeding plan

  • exercises and useful resources

  • phone support and optional follow-up in-clinic consultation with Luci

Multi-consultation package


Two consultations from Luci and Felicity. A cheaper option if you think you will need more than one consultation with us. Includes:

  • breastfeeding/bottle-feeding assessment and support

  • osteopathic assessment and treatment

  • tongue-tie assessment (can include tongue-tie division at an additional cost)

  • individualised feeding plan

  • exercises and useful resources

  • phone support and optional follow-up in-clinic consultation with Luci

Follow-up consultation


30 to 45-minute follow-up consultation with Luci and Felicity. Includes:

  • further breastfeeding/bottle-feeding assessment and support

  • additional osteopathic treatment and review

  • tongue-tie assessment and tongue-tie division (at an additional cost)

  • review of individualised exercises feeding plan

Additional prices

Additional prices

Combined follow-up consultation


30-45 minute consultation with Luci Lishman (lactation consultant and tongue-tie specialist) and Felicity​ Bertin (paediatric osteopath)

Individual follow-up with Luci


30-45 consultation​ with Luci Lishman, lactation consultant and tongue-tie specialist.

Individual follow-up with Felicity


30 minute consultation with Felicity Bertin, paediatric osteopath.

Tongue-tie division


Tongue-tie division by Luci Lishman, lactation consultant and tongue-tie specialist.

For more information call us on 07980867087

Cranial osteopathy faqs

More about cranial osteopathy

  • What makes breastfeeding so special?
    Breast milk is a truly natural and organic food designed especially for your individual baby. By choosing to breastfeed you are giving your baby the best chance of a healthier life with long lasting benefits. Benefits for your baby include protection against stomach viruses, chest and ear infections. a formula fed baby is 15 times more likely to be admitted to hospital in the first 4 months of life than a breastfed baby with breastfeeding your child is less likely to suffer from obesity related conditions such as diabetes, raised blood pressure or high cholesterol there are health benefits to you too including less chance of breast and ovarian cancer and stronger bones later life reducing your risk of osteoporosis As well as all the health benefits of breastfeeding, it also promotes an exceptional bond between mother and baby, giving an enormous amount of fulfillment and satisfaction. Read more in the Health Benefits of Breastfeeding.
  • If breastfeeding is natural why can it be so hard?
    Knowing all of the benefits of breastfeeding can make it even more distressing when feeding isn't going as easy as you had hoped or seen online. Most babies are born able to feed but for some mothers it is a skill that has to be learned. Our lactation consultants at the Chiltern Breastfeeding Partnership can help you acquire this skill. Most problems including sore nipples and slow weight gain can be overcome by positioning your baby to the breast more comfortably (remember breastfeeding shouldn't hurt!). It should be an enjoyable time for you and your baby. In other cases your baby may have strains and tensions from the birth delivery that can affect feeding. An assessment from a paediatric osteopath can help identify underlying issues. We offer this as part for our complex feeding clinic.
  • What is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant?
    An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is qualified in providing breastfeeding support to mothers and babies. They must take an independent examination and undergo study to possesses the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes. to maintain the qualification, recertification needs to occur every 5 years and the exam retaken every 10 years an IBCLC can work either as a health professional, a volunteer or in private practice there are more than 16,000 International Board Certified Lactation Consultants in 57 countries across the world. For more information visit the following websites: International Lactation Consultant Association Lactation Consultants of Great Britain
  • What other breastfeeding support is available?
    NHS Aylesbury Breastfeeding Clinic 10.00 -13.00 Mondays and Thursdays Tel: 01296 315799 Wycombe Breastfeeding Clinic 10.00 -13.00 Tuesdays and Fridays Tel: 07798 520830 Voluntary National Breastfeeding helpline Tel: 0300 100 0212 Tel: 0300 456 2421 (In Bengali and Sylhetti) National Childbirth Trust (NCT) Breastfeeding Line (8am-10pm) Tel: 0300 33 00 771 Breastfeeding Network Supporterline Tel: 0870 9008787 (automatic connection to local breastfeeding supporter) La Leche League Tel: 0845 120 2918
  • Further useful websites and resources
    International Lactation Consultant Association Breastfeeding Network La Leche League Baby Friendly Apple Tree Osteopaths sharing a common vision to support women, children and their families Ameda breast pump equipment and hire Central Medical breast pump equipment and hire Medela breast pump equipment and hire

 The service that Luci and Felicity offer together is great

- a complete support package for new mums and their babies. 

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