For parents who choose to breastfeed or bottle feed, Balanced Body Chiropractic is here to support you. Our team are especially interested in supporting the needs of breastfeeding mothers and the feeding difficulties of their babies. Chiropractic care may assist with attachment and feeding patterns in breastfed and bottle fed babies.
Breastfeeding problems can be daunting, as can difficulties bottle feeding babies. Our relaxed and stress-free approach may be able to address attachment difficulty, identify tongue-tie and suckling/swallowing patterns with your baby. We can also address postural difficulties parents and nursing mothers commonly experience with feeding.
Breastfeeding is a natural process that is instinctive. Babies want to feed and respond to light tough on their cheeks by turning the head to find the breast. The act of feeding for a baby involves many muscles in their body from their head to their stomach. Difficulties feeding can be attributed to:
- Subluxation in the head and neck
- Subluxation to the shoulders
- Altered muscular tone of the tongue
- Tongue-tie restriction
- Poor control of the muscles in the diaphragm.
- Stressful feeding environment