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 chiropractor has helped many moms deal with and resolve breastfeeding challenges associated with neck dysfunction in the infant. Latch difficulties can lead to a host of breastfeeding challenges 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
Gentle chiropractic adjustments can correct misalignments to the bones of the upper neck and cranium which improve the suck-swallow-breathe sequence needed for breastfeeding. Once subluxations are removed, proper function is restored and many mothers can breastfeed with minimal to no problems.
Supporting breastfeeding mothers is incredibly important. Often times the failure to recognize these biomechanical injuries and their relationship to breastfeeding may result in latch and feeding challenges.
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.