When you and your baby are first figuring each other out, it can be frustrating at times. Many times moms have troubles getting their baby to nurse. It’s hard. Many moms get discouraged and give up. We’re here to tell you to stay strong. It’s not your fault that your little one isn’t latching properly, but there is something you can do.
Breastfeeding is the best choice when choosing how to feed your child. There are numerous neurological, nutritional, developmental, psychological and immunological benefits when comparing it to formula feeding. Many times mothers plan on breastfeeding, but give up early because of problems that have “no solution.” In our office we see many infants presenting with similar latching problems, and after being evaluated and adjusted they feed wonderfully.
In our office, we check children for vertebral subluxations. The birthing process, no matter how natural and beautiful it is, it’s hard on the mother and child. When the upper cervical vertebra or cranial bones are misaligned, it can cause numerous problems with the child’s health and development. As chiropractors, we see infants presenting with difficulties latching firmly, can not sustain suckling, only feed in one position, chew instead of suckling on the nipple, and “need” to feed at all times. When the C1 vertebra and cranial bones are properly aligned, neurological and mechanical problems resolve. Baby can now turn head easily, suckle without problems, and continue to thrive with their developmental milestones.
If your infant is having trouble nursing and you feel as though you’ve tried everything to help them, bring them to a chiropractor. Infant chiropractic adjustments are gentle, safe and extremely effective. This could be one of the most important choices you make for your child, as breastfeeding provides benefits to their health and well-being.