Breastfeeding appears to be the most natural experience; a baby is born and mother can simply feed her baby with all the nutrients the baby needs for the first period of life. However, for many women, breastfeeding is not easy and can seem impossible. Problems with breastfeeding can lead to feelings of frustration, failure and depression for many moms.
Our postnatal and pediatric Vancouver chiropractors have helped many moms deal with and solve breastfeeding issues. Parents bring their newborns and infants for chiropractic adjustments when their babies have difficulty latching which is when babies are unable to create a proper seal for suckling, swallowing and breathing.
Latch difficulties can lead to a whole host of breastfeeding problems like:
- Frequent feedings due to baby not getting enough breast milk
- Fussiness during feeding
- Sore, cracked nipples for mom
- Gas pains and discomfort as baby swallows air during breastfeeding
- Crying and fussiness all day long
Pediatric chiropractic care can help improve breastfeeding since often times “the cause of the problem often traces back to undetected biomechanical injuries to the spine and cranium at birth”.*
Gentle chiropractic adjustments for baby can correct the misalignment to the bones of the upper neck and cranium which improves the suck-swallow-breathe sequence needed for breastfeeding. Once subluxations in the area are removed, proper function is restored and mothers can breastfeed with little or no problems.
Supporting moms to breastfeed is very important and often times the “failure to recognize these biomechanical injuries and their relationship to difficulty in breastfeeding leads to incorrect conclusions and therefore, inadequate recommendations and treatments.”*
Jassal Chiropractic works closely with lactation consultants to support moms breastfeed successfully. Book an appointment today!
If you’re a lactation specialist, please join us at our event on April 26th for snacks and sips to meet the other practitioners and share resources and referrals.
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Disclaimer: Information contained in this blog post is for educational and general purposes only and is designed to assist you in making informed decisions about your health. Any information contained herein is not intended to substitute advice from your doctor or other healthcare professional.