Chiropractic for Babies
posted: Dec. 03, 2013.
Babies Need Chiropractic Care Too!
Being born is tough! It can be hard on mom, and is especially hard for babies. Birth is a complicated process with many variables, and a change in any of these can alter the outcome.
The passage through the birth canal is essential in stimulating a baby’s nervous system and sensory system. Contractions help clear fluid from the baby’s lungs and prepare them to breathe in air in their new environment. Imagine yourself, being cooped up in a cozy space for months…you’d be sore and achy too! As adults, we can communicate when we are uncomfortable or in pain. But babies, can only fuss, cry out, or tell us through changes in their bodily functions or behavior.
Your baby’s neck might be out of alignment if he/she:
only wants to be held and comforted
has altered sleep patterns
is having difficulty nursing (especially to one side)
prefers looking in one direction
when seated, or laying down, his/her head will tilt or turn to one side
tugs at his/her ears
has a rash
Your baby’s mid-back might be out of alignment if he/she:
has increased spit up
burps often and seems uncomfortable doing it
is uncomfortable, especially after eating
has difficulty breathing (wheezing, coughing, etc)
Your baby’s low back and pelvis might be out of alignment if he/she:
has few bowel movements, constipation
has issues with bed wetting (older, potty trained children)
has difficulty passing gas or having bowel movements
is having difficulties walking (feet are turned out/in), crawling, sitting on their own
has a diaper rash
Adjustments on babies are extremely gentle and results are often seen immediately. Babies respond incredibly well to Chiropractic Adjustments, which allows for happy moms and dads at home.
If you would like to get your baby checked for misalignment, call Dr. Rachel at 406.551.2177 and schedule your appointment.
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