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Resolution of Breastfeeding Difficulty Following Chiropractic Care
An 8-week-old female presented to a chiropractic office with the inability to suck properly and had difficulty nursing. She presented with a left head tilt and subluxations were identified at the Occiput, Atlas, Sacrum and the cranium. The infant received spinal and cranial adjustments and after the third adjustment the patient latched on and breastfed for 20 minutes without any difficulty and she continued to feed normally thereafter.
It is the innate ability of the full-term newborn to engage her mother and to initiate feeding at the breast at the moment of birth. Failure to do so demonstrates the possible impairment or disorganization of neurological immaturity or a mild to severe neurological/
“This case describes the management of a newborn with breastfeeding difficulties which resolved following the introduction of chiropractic and cranial work.” Dr. Walker related. “More research is needed to explore this common problem in childhood.”
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