Chiropractic Pediatrics for Newborns: A Pathway to Successful Breastfeeding and Overall Health Posted on Sep 04, 2023


image on our chiropractic pediatrics blog pageCCEDseminars | Elevate Your Practice With Chiropractic Pediatrics TrainingMany parents, especially new ones, can feel overwhelmed by the health challenges their newborns face. Issues like sub-optimal breastfeeding, sleep irregularities, and digestive problems may become the norm rather than the exception. But what if chiropractic pediatrics could provide a way out? Let's delve into this intriguing aspect of newborn care through the story of Owen, a baby who struggled with breastfeeding.

The Often Overlooked Trauma of C-Sections

When Owen was born via C-section, a process which accounts for about one-third of all births in the U.S., it seemed like a routine operation. However, C-sections can put physical stress on a baby's spine, causing subtle shifts in the top spinal bone. These shifts can lead to vertebral subluxation, affecting the nervous system and normal childhood development.

The Struggle with Breastfeeding

For Owen and his mom, Ivy, breastfeeding became a battleground. Despite consultations with various healthcare providers including neonatologists, pediatricians, lactation consultants, and a pediatric dentist, Owen struggled with latching and feeding. Ivy was heartbroken and resigned to bottle-feeding, thinking nothing could help.

A Ray of Hope: Chiropractic Pediatrics

Frustrated but determined, Ivy turned to chiropractic pediatrics. An examination revealed a vertebral subluxation in Owen's neck, affecting his ability to latch properly. A gentle adjustment was performed, focusing on reducing adverse nervous system tension. Miraculously, Owen started nursing comfortably for the first time.

The Transformation

Just a few hours after the adjustment, Ivy texted, “I just wanted to say thank you. We just got home and Owen nursed for 30 minutes...I can hardly believe it. I’m so thankful! Whatever we are doing to him, it’s working.” Two weeks later, Owen continued to nurse successfully, and Ivy was finally able to experience the joy and emotional connection of breastfeeding.

The Larger Picture: Why Chiropractic Pediatrics Matters

Breastfeeding has well-documented physical and emotional health benefits. While many healthcare providers advocate for it, they might be overlooking a crucial aspect—chiropractic care. The physical stress of birth, whether via C-section or vaginal delivery, requires attention to the baby's spinal health. Chiropractic pediatrics offers a gentle, safe, and effective way to address these issues. Click HERE for additional training in Chiropractic Pediatrics.


For every healthcare provider working with pregnant women and children, understanding the role of chiropractic pediatrics is essential. Owen’s story is proof of the transformative power of chiropractic adjustments in addressing issues like breastfeeding and overall newborn health.

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