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The Infant with Dysfunctional Feeding Patterns

By |November 21, 2017|Breastfeeding Dysfunction|

The Infant with Dysfunctional Feeding Patterns –
The Chiropractic Assessment

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SOURCE:   J Clin Chiropractic Pediatrics 2016 (May);   15 (2)

Sharon Vallone, DC, FICCP and
Faraneh Carnegie-Hargreaves, DC

Private practice,
South Windsor,
Connecticut, USA


The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of an infant’s life, followed by the introduction of complementary foods while breastfeeding for 2 years and beyond. Early and consistent breastfeeding support can often make the difference in a dyad’s ability to establish a functional breastfeeding relationship. While challenged dyads can sometimes accomplish competent breastfeeding given appropriate support, necessary interventions, and an opportunity to learn; timing is critical when a neonate has not been transferring adequate milk volume or is managing feeding in a passive or compensatory manner.

Chiropractors should be most familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunctions that could result in an inability to feed. They should also recognize and treat the compensatory changes that will develop in a healthy, neurotypical neonate who is challenged by an inability to feed efficiently in order to prevent the evolution of long term physiologic and postural ramifications.

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Evaluation and Treatment of Breastfeeding Difficulties Associated with Cervicocranial Dysfunction

By |November 18, 2017|Breastfeeding Dysfunction|

Evaluation and Treatment of Breastfeeding Difficulties Associated with Cervicocranial Dysfunction:
A Chiropractic Perspective

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SOURCE:   J Clin Chiropractic Pediatrics 2016 (Dec); 15 (3): 1301

Sharon Vallone, DC, FICCP

Private Practice,
KIDSPACE Adaptive Play and Wellness,
South Windsor, Connecticut, USA


Increasingly, parents are presenting to the chiropractic office with the chief complaint of breastfeeding dysfunction. Early and consistent breastfeeding support is paramount to the dyad’s ability to establish a functional breastfeeding relationship. It is critical that chiropractors treating this population recognize feeding dysfunction and understand the mechanics of breastfeeding, what might alter those mechanics, and the importance of the role of the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in supporting the restoration of functional breastfeeding after the chiropractic adjustments have reduced the neuromusculoskeletal (NMSK) dysfunction. This paper outlines some of the mechanical dysfunctions that might interfere with the normal transfer of milk for a neonate.

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Chiropractic and Breastfeeding Dysfunction: A Literature Review

By |July 20, 2014|Breastfeeding Dysfunction, Chiropractic Care|

Chiropractic and Breastfeeding Dysfunction:
A Literature Review

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SOURCE:   J Clin Chiro Pediatrics 2014 (Mar);   14 (2) ~ FULL TEXT

Lauren M. Fry, BAppSc (CompMed-Chiro), MClinChiro

private practice,
Elwood, Victoria, Australia
laurenfry85@gmail.com


Objective:   Breastfeeding an infant has many long and short-term health benefits. Chiropractic care, as part of a multidisciplinary team, has the potential to assist with biomechanical causes of breastfeeding dysfunction. The purpose of this study was to review the literature and explore what evidence there is to support this theory.

Methods:   Database searches were performed (PubMed, MEDLINE, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health and Index to Chiropractic Literature) and hand searches to identify relevant studies. Inclusion criteria were: written in the English language in a peer-reviewed journal, involving infant human participants and a focus on chiropractic treatment for breastfeeding (dysfunction).

Results:   Ten articles were reviewed; 5 case studies, 3 case series, 1 clinical trial and 1 narrative.

Conclusions:   Limited evidence exists to support chiropractic treatment for infants with breastfeeding dysfunction. Of the 6 case studies, 3 case series and 1 clinical trial found in this report there was a trend towards resolution of breastfeeding issues with chiropractic treatment of biomechanical imbalances. More meticulous, higher evidence studies are needed to provide further evidence of this.

Key Words:   breastfeeding, chiropractic, infant, spinal manipulation.


From the Full-Text Article:

Introduction

Breastfeeding, particularly exclusively for the first 6 months, has been associated with numerous beneficial short and long term health outcomes for an infant. [1, 2] Breast milk has been shown to contain secretory IgA antibodies, lactoferrin, oligosaccharides, numerous cytokines and growth factors which all aid in an infant’s immune response. [3, 4] Purported short term benefits to the infant are a decreased risk of many childhood illnesses. [5] Incidence of gastro-intestinal infections, otitis media, other respiratory tract infections and asthma, even in those with a strong family history, may be decreased in infants who are breastfed. [6, 7]

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