Chiropractic Care For Breastfeeding

Chiropractic care focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders. It is based on the belief that misalignments in the spine and other joints can cause a range of health problems, including difficulties with breastfeeding due to impeded neurology within the body.

One common reason for breastfeeding difficulties is muscle tension and pain in the neck, back, and shoulders. These issues can be caused by poor posture, improper lifting or carrying techniques, or other physical stressors. Chiropractic care may help to relieve muscle tension and improve posture, which may make it easier for the mother to hold and position her baby for breastfeeding.

In addition to relieving muscle tension and improving posture, chiropractic care may also help to improve the function of the digestive system and the nervous system, which may help to improve infant latching and breastfeeding. The nervous system plays a crucial role in the coordination of muscle movement and the release of hormones, and misalignments in the spine may disrupt the proper functioning of the nervous system. Chiropractic adjustments may help to restore proper nerve function, which may improve the ability of the infant to latch and breastfeed effectively. While there is limited scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of chiropractic care for breastfeeding issues, many mothers have reported positive results after receiving chiropractic care. 

In summary, chiropractic care may help with infant latching and breastfeeding by relieving muscle tension and improving posture, as well as by improving the function of the digestive and nervous systems.