Please see related blogs “Parents Often Ask Why Newborns Should be Checked by a Chiropractor” and “All Babies deserve to have their nervous systems checked!“
A study found that of 239 mothers who chose to breastfeed their infants, only 46% continued breastfeeding at 22 weeks. Of the reasons given for stopping breastfeeding, 59% were potentially related to the infant’s inability to nurse properly (1).
Another study by Gutmann (2) examined more than 1000 infants and concluded that approximately 80% of all newborns had some form of nerve dysfunction. He commented that many health problems may arise from subluxation of the first vertebrae in the neck, including a lowered resistance to infections with the ears, nose and throat. He noted how, even with the lightest pressure of the index finger (adjustment), the infant’s clinical picture normalised.
• breathing weakness
• frequent spitting up or vomiting, pharyngolaryngeal (throat) problems.
• irritability of the stomach and colon
• difficulty with feeding and attachment, including impaired suckling and swallowing
• sleeping problems
• ear infections
• vestibular troubles (difficulties with balance)
• learning disabilities
• behavioural problems
• mechanical problems, such as scoliosis
• neurological defects
• visual disturbance
Clinical experience and an increasing amount of scientific research have shown that the removal of vertebral subluxation associated with birth trauma and childhood accidents can dramatically affect the health of your child.