As a pediatric chiropractor at Team Health Care Clinic, I discuss with mothers the benefits of breastfeeding babies every day. However, many women experience problems with breastfeeding that leads them to discontinue. Fortunately, many of these can be addressed with chiropractic care.
Unexplained pain, infection, or problems with the baby latching when attempting to breastfeed are some of the more common challenges. The Centers for Disease Control reported that 77% of infants are breastfed as newborns, but this number decreases to 49% by 6 months of age. If problems result in early cessation of nursing the baby, she then misses out on the best form of nutrition at this stage of her life. (Continue Reading…)
The benefits of breastfeeding have long been known and are becoming even more so with the research that is being done to support its health benefits. Just to name a few, babies that are breastfed have: