Breastfeeding and Chiropractic
Today I visited a local La Leche League meeting. When our first son was born, La Leche League’s The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding book was a fantastic resource during those early months of his life. La Leche League meetings are a great place for support for moms and moms to be.
Occasionally the challenge a mother has with optimal breastfeeding is related to a structural abnormality of the infant. A gentle specific chiropractic adjustment may be able to help correct that minor abnormality. A case series of 114 infants regarding improvement of breastfeeding after chiropractic care. An article, rather than a scientific extract about breastfeeding and chiropractic care.
I’ve taken specific elective classes in adjustments for the infants and children. If your child is having difficulty latching, or turning their head to one side. In the case of my first son, he would only football hold latch on one side and cradle on the other. These are signs that getting checked by a chiropractor is a good step.
Here are other resources regarding nursing:
Kelly Mom – Answers to all sorts of questions
Work and Pump – Help and support for the mom returning to work
On a personal note: I nursed both our sons, nursed through pregnancy and tandem nursed. We struggled with tongue tie and balancing full time school with exclusive nursing. You are welcome to ask questions or for advice. If I think it sounds like a structural issue I can help with, I’ll let you know or point you in the direction of the someone that can help. I remember what it was like in the beginning and sometimes just having a starting point to ask for help is useful. I have my copy of the LLL book in the office as part of our lending library here at the office.