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Why Chiropractic Care is Beneficial for your Baby

by | BABIES & CHILDREN

NEW BORNS & CHIROPRACTIC CARE

Until you have personally seen a newborn relax under your hands on the table you would not imagine how much a baby might need our care. The smiles, the sighs and the shift to a relaxed posture, all from a slight pressure to the area where the neck meets the skull, some pelvic work or a cranial release. Chiropractic care can actually be of great benefit when it comes to a number of issues common in new borns.

An irritable baby can present with a number of issues such as tension in the spine, shoulders, pelvis, jaw or cranium, an immature digestive system, food sensitivities in breast milk and formulas, impaired sucking or incorrect latching, and acid reflux. The birth process, whether it be a C-section or natural birth, and the babies position in utero, can put a lot of pressure on not only the mother but also the baby.

A chiropractor is a certified health-care professional. We are professionally trained to manage spinal issues to help your baby with any discomfort or irritability issues. We are also well placed to offer advice around feeding, food sensitivities and general advice around the first year of your babies life. For example, which aids may be beneficial or harmful to your babies spinal development.

 

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How can chiropractic care help your baby?

If your baby is irritable, they may be suffering from mechanical restrictions in the spine. This can lead to symptoms such as pain and discomfort, sleeping and feeding difficulties, muscle spasms, increased nervous irritability, and crying.

Chiropractic care can enhance your baby’s alignment, function and comfort by reducing pressure on your baby’s joints and nervous system. In the first year of your baby’s life, their spine will double in length and the secondary curves will form. When your baby lifts his neck unassisted, the neck curvature forms and when they crawl the lower back curvature forms. A chiropractic appointment can help to monitor proper alignment of the spine during these initial stages of growth. This will help to improve their overall posture, gently setting them onto the right track from a young age.

Our chiropractors are trained professionals that understand and acknowledge the difference between an adult spine and a baby’s spine. Adjustments on a baby’s spine are extremely gentle, not painful and are applied with slight finger pressure (similar to the the pressure you might use to check if an avocado is ripe). At Buderim Chiropractic we care for your baby’s health and overall comfort. We appreciate the enormity of trusting us with your precious baby.

About the author
Hi! I’m Gabby. I’m a chiropractor and I’m on a mission to teach others how to look after their bodies in meaningful ways by making small lifestyle changes that will have a big impact over time. I help people to create peace in their own body. Find me on Facebook and in my practice ‘Buderim Chiropractic’.

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