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Breastfeeding Resources

Improving Breastfeeding Through Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic Care for the Breastfeeding Dyad by Dr. Sharon Vallone, DC, FICCP

"The art and joy of breastfeeding may not come naturally for a mother and child when tools used in an assisted birth (forceps or vacuum extraction) may have disrupted the smooth action of the child's jaw, therefore interfering with the infant's ability to suckle."

Chiropractic and Breastfeeding
Contribution of Chiropractic Therapy to Resolving Suboptimal Breastfeeding: A Case Series of 114 Infants, by Dr. Joyce E. Miller, DC; Laura Miller; Ann-Kristin Sulesund; and Andriy Yevtushenkob

"This case series found that in a population of 114 infants referred by a medical practitioner to chiropractors for feeding difficulties, 89 (78%) were exclusively breast fed after 4 treatments."

Chiropractic Treatment of Musculoskeletal Dysfunction in Infants with Breastfeeding Problems
by Dr. Sharon Vallone, DC, FICCP

"Observation of breastfeeding infants early in the neonatal period allows the chiropractor to determine the infant’s ability to root, latch onto and suckle the breast."

Assessing the Baby's Suck Reflex for Solving Feeding Issues by Dr. Joyce E. Miller, DC

"Chiropractic care aids in these problems in two ways, direct retraining of the tongue in the child, as well as treatment to balance the joints and muscles involved (TMJ, suprahyoid, orbicularis, temporals and masseter)."

Lactation Consultants and Chiropractors Working Together
Development of an Integrative Relationship in the Care of the Breastfeeding Newborn: Lactation Consultant and Chiropractor by Jennifer Tow, BFA, IBCLC, and Dr. Sharon Vallone, DC, FICCP

"Since most infants experiencing feeding difficulties will be seen by a lactation consultant prior to any referral for chiropractic care, it is helpful that chiropractors working with breastfeeding babies become familiar with the assessment process utilized by the lactation consultant."

The Role of Subluxation and Chiropractic Care in Hypolactation by Dr. Sharon Vallone, DC, FICCP

"Structural dysfunction as a result of posture, ergonomics, strain or trauma can result in a disruption in the neural competency of a mother to successfully breastfeed her infant. This suggests that chiropractic evaluation for subluxations would be a key element in the holistic assessment of the failure to establish a milk supply in the post partum patient."


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