Helping Breastfeeding Difficulties with Chiropractic Care

Breastfeeding is one of the most intimate experiences for a new parent and their baby. The newborn receives vital nourishment, that is perfectly customized for their developing body. And it helps create a deep bond of trust. While it is instinctive for babies, there can be a host of challenges. A baby may have trouble feeding or their mom experiences pain & discomfort. 

There is a clear connection between the stress on a newborn’s spine, nervous system, and breastfeeding difficulties. As a new mother concerned with breastfeeding, you can turn to Innate Life Chiropractic for your infant’s possible spinal and cranial misalignments. Our chiropractic care for your newborn may be one of the most important choices you make to support your baby’s health. 

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Common Causes for Breastfeeding Struggles 

 Modern birthing methods may seem less invasive, but they can still impact a baby’s skull and spine. This trauma can lead to problems with breastfeeding and other childhood issues.  

If these injuries aren’t recognized and treated, breastfeeding can be difficult for moms, and they may give up trying. By addressing the underlying causes, we can ensure that mothers have the support and resources they need to have a positive breastfeeding experience. This can prevent frustration and help mothers achieve their long-term breastfeeding goals. 

Common Symptoms for Baby 

  • Cannot latch firmly 
  • Can latch but not sustain sucking 
  • Unable to smoothly coordinate suckling, swallowing, and breathing 
  • Can feed in only one position 
  • Seems dissatisfied when nursing 
  • Remains fussy and distressed throughout the day 
  • Chew and damage the mother’s nipples 
  • May not feed any better from other devices
  • Need to suck 24/7 

Breastfeeding is by far the best choice for infant feeding for numerous reasons. Significant research shows that, from a nutritional, immunological, digestive, neurological, developmental, mental, psychological, and emotional standpoint, there is no replacement.

Today, more and more women are choosing the healthy, natural benefits of breastfeeding. Exclusive breastfeeding is the optimal feeding mode for an infant’s first six months of life. Many women initially plan to breastfeed for that length of time yet fall short because of difficulties that seem to have no solution.

Many of the care providers they consult are unaware of the biomechanical disorders in the infant’s spines and craniums that cause the difficulty in breastfeeding. This lack of knowledge leads to ineffective recommendations with unsatisfactory results.

– Dr. Jeanne Ohm
Mother and President of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association

Help for Breastfeeding at Innate Life Chiropractic 

 Breastfeeding is vitally powerful both for the baby’s nutrition and for bonding between mother and child. Providing mothers with effective solutions allows mother and child to continue benefitting from this superior practice of bonding and feeding. 

 Dr. Nathan will assess your and your baby’s health using neurospinal scans and posture evaluations. This assessment will help determine how your body is adapting to all the changes in your life. After analyzing the findings, he will develop a care plan to help improve your health and the function of your spine and nervous system. 

Tonal Chiropractic Adjustments 

 Tonal chiropractic looks at the overall tone of the baby’s nervous system. This approach relieves abnormal tension on the brain, spinal cord, and nerves, allowing the baby’s brain and body to be more adaptable and resilient. Dr. Nathan uses a combination of MLS, Network Spinal Analysis, Bio-Geometric Integration, and MC2 to help your infant’s nervous system shift from stress to healing. 

Getting Started 

 Successful breastfeeding has lifelong consequences for the baby’s future health potential. When experiencing breastfeeding difficulties, it’s crucial to seek care from a family chiropractor who has mom and baby’s well-being in mind.  

At Innate Life Chiropractic, we focus on helping you and your baby heal and thrive. Our goal is to address the underlying causes of your infant’s breastfeeding difficulties so that you can make the best decisions for your baby on your parenting journey.