You might want to ask why an infant would ever get adjusted by a chiropractor. Among many other health benefits, chiropractic adjustments for babies can help relieve feeding problems, sleep disturbances, ear infections, colic, and increase the comfort of an infant.
Should I take my newborn to the chiropractor?
They may advise that birth is a traumatic event for the spine and may be a primary cause of illness in children, and, therefore, recommend chiropractic realignment for the newborn infant (35). Paediatric treatment may be offered initially without cost, when parents visit a chiropractor for themselves.
How do I know if my baby needs a chiropractor?
See your family chiropractor if your baby is struggling with any of the following:
- Sleep disturbances.
- Poor coordination.
- Noise sensitivity.
- Breastfeeding problems (difficulties sucking, swallowing or latching on)
- Restricted head movement or one shoulder higher than the other.
- Ear infections.
What age can a baby see a chiropractor?
It’s never too early for a chiropractic adjustment.
The answer is: as soon as you want. I’ve worked with babies who are only a few weeks old. In fact, my youngest patient was just a day and a half! When I tell my patients this, they often ask why a newborn would benefit from chiropractic.
Can chiropractors help babies with gas?
Chiropractic care, especially specific and gentle pediatric chiropractic care, can help these babies decrease that wind up and calm their system, which in turn can help with the colic symptoms.
Can chiropractor help baby sleep?
By administering infant chiropractic adjustments, an infant chiropractor can help your baby feel more comfortable, which can lead to better sleep for the whole family. Evidence suggests that chiropractic adjustments can help promote brain and nerve development which can lead to overall brain health for your baby.
Is it bad to crack your baby’s back?
Back cracking is safe for pregnant moms as long as they’re cautious and doing it in the right way. It’s important to note that discomfort and pain during pregnancy is mostly because of the baby’s weight and movement.
How do you give gripe water to a newborn?
You can give gripe water immediately after feedings to help your baby avoid gas pain. Gripe water typically has a pleasant taste, so some babies don’t mind taking a dose. You might be tempted to mix gripe water with your baby’s formula or breast milk.
How can a chiropractor help my fussy baby?
Yes, they can. There’s evidence that baby chiropractic adjustments significantly improve colic symptoms. A 3-monthlong scientific study conducted in 2012 established that chiropractic care may help treat colic. In the study, fully 94 percent of the subjects experienced improved colic symptoms.