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Improving Infant Nursing Issues: How Chiropractic Care Can Help

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Achieving Natural Wellness for Your Baby

At Affinity Chiropractic, we understand the importance of providing care that addresses the unique needs of infants. We take a holistic approach to chiropractic care, focusing on gentle adjustments to help alleviate muscle tension and improve comfort and feeding efficiency in newborns.

The Impact of Childbirth Trauma

Childbirth, although miraculous, can be a traumatic experience for both the mother and baby. During the birthing process, subluxations can occur in the top of the spine, particularly in the neck area, at the base of the skull, or the first two bones known as the atlas and the axis.

These misalignments may lead to muscle tension, restricting the baby’s ability to move their head properly into an optimal latching position. Our skilled chiropractor targets the specific areas of tension in the infant’s neck and spine, to alleviate the tension and enhance mobility, improving comfort and feeding efficiency.

Other benefits include

  • Enabling the baby to move their head freely from side to side
  • Allowing the baby to tip their head back or hold it in a neutral position
  • Promoting equal mobility and flexibility in the jaw muscles for proper latching

Our Gentle Adjustment Process

Dr. Jane understands parents may have concerns about their infant being adjusted. Rest assured, our process is gentle and safe. She typically uses a sustained hold technique, gently applying a fingertip pressure to the base of the baby’s skull or the side of their neck.
This technique provides precise adjustments without placing excessive pressure on the baby’s delicate spine. We do not use any tools on infants, ensuring their comfort and safety at all times.

Signs of Potential Issues

Parents need to be aware of any signs that their infant is experiencing nursing difficulties related to issues in the head and neck, such as

  • Inability to turn their head equally from side to side
  • Difficulty tipping their head back or holding it in a neutral position
  • Fixation in one position without the ability to move their head freely
  • Favoritism toward one breast during feeding

If you notice any of these signs, it may be an indication your baby could benefit from chiropractic care.

Real Stories of Success

At Affinity Chiropractic, we have witnessed remarkable transformations in infants who have received chiropractic care. One memorable case involved a baby with difficulty turning their head or sitting in a neutral position. After a gentle adjustment, the baby regained full mobility and could comfortably move their head in both directions.

Another heartwarming story involved a newborn, who was struggling to latch. With a simple adjustment, the baby began nursing successfully within hours.

Book an Appointment

If you believe your infant has nursing issues, schedule an appointment with our experienced team. Contact us today and give your little one the gift of improved comfort and overall well-being.

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