Infant and Child Health

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Infant and Child Health 

Areas I work on within Infant and child health include;

  • Trisomy 21
  • Autism
  • Allergies – Including eczema, psoriasis, asthma, hayfever
  • Chronic conditions – such as Cystic fibrosis
  • Sleep problems
  • Digestion
  • Constipation/Diarrhoea
  • Parasites
  • Heavy metal toxicity
  • Behavioural issues
  • Poor Growth
  • Diet

As the mother of a child with a chronic degenerative condition I see how much benefit diet, supplementation and herbal support can have when used in the right way. I also know all about taking my baby for regular blood tests, multiple appointments and never ending research and facebook forums. So I can empathise and I can also recommend a good phlebotomist or other practitioners who are good with infants and children based on my experiences.

Initially when I qualified I wasn’t sure what area I wanted to specialise in as a Naturopath. Three weeks before I finished my degree I ran into Theresa Clifford the midwife who helped me deliver my son and she offered me a practice room at the Fremantle Infant Health Centre. I decided then to focus on infant and child health.

The combination of Kinesiology and Naturopathy enables me to integrate physiological and emotional energetic components and work holistically on health and well being. With children and babies I also use gentler modalities such as flower essences and homeopathy. Muscle testing also means I can be more specific on dosing and preferred treatments for each individual.

I have extensive diet plans and recipes so can support you to improve you and your families diet or have all the info to at least change the diet of your child.

My children and I have traveled on this Naturopathic journey together. Kayden now 12 does not blink an eye at having to drink a herbal tonic or take two or three supplements when he is sick. He has experienced the benefits of natural medicine and although it doesn’t always taste the best, he knows that the results are worth it. Rose my daughter has been on high dose nutritional supplements and antioxidants since she was about 6 months old, so I’m a pro at pulling apart capsules and administering supplements without much fuss (at this stage – 14 months they are generally disguised in organic fruit purees). I see children often surprise their parents by being interested in and even asking for their medicine. As an Aunty and friend to many mum’s I have  also learnt that not all children realise the benefits of herbal tonics or have the ability to swallow tablets so I have spent some time investing in child friendly supplements and concocting child friendly tonics.