I’m a huge proponent of breastfeeding. It’s nature’s perfect food for a growing child, and benefits the mother and child in so many ways. What’s always been interesting to me though, is that for something so natural to human development, it doesn’t always come easy. Many women in my practice have struggled with breastfeeding, and with my two sons I think I dealt with every challenge known! Still I was able to breastfeed them both until they were almost 2, and can easily say I had a great experience with it overall.
One of the reasons infants might not be able to nurse effectively is because they cannot easily turn their head or open their mouth equally on both sides. The great news it that this is easily remedied with gentle care from a Pediatric Chiropractor.
Do you notice your child fusses more with one breast more than the other?
Seems to pull off the breast or you can feel their latch is not as strong on both breasts evenly?
Do you find you have to adjust their position when feeding them on one breast?
Do they still seem hungry after feeding them on one side more often?
If you can answer yes to any of these questions, consider Chiropractic care. It may be that a few adjustments are all that is needed to help your child reap all the benefits of breastfeeding for as long as you both choose it.