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J Chiropr Med. 2011 Sep;10(3):199-203. doi: 10.1016/j.jcm.2011.01.010. Epub 2011 Aug 9.

Chiropractic management of breast-feeding difficulties: a case report.

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Chiropractor, Private Practice, Wijchen, The Netherlands.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this study is to discuss a chiropractic case of management and resolution of breast-feeding difficulties.

CLINICAL FEATURES:

The case involves an 8-day-old baby unable to breast-feed since 4 days old. Initial examination revealed cervical, cranial, and sacral restrictions. She was diagnosed with craniocervical syndrome by a doctor of chiropractic.

INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME:

Following history and examination, the infant received gentle chiropractic manipulation based on clinical findings. Immediate improvement and complete resolution of the nursing problems were observed after 3 treatments over 14 days.

CONCLUSION:

The results of this case suggest that neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction may influence the ability of an infant to suckle successfully and that intervention via chiropractic adjustments may result in improving the infant's ability to suckle efficiently.

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