Breastfeeding Difficulties Associated with Cervicocranial Dysfunction
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018 07:42 AM

Increasingly, parents are presenting to the chiropractic office with the chief complaint of breastfeeding dysfunction. It is important that early and consistent breastfeeding support be implemented to assist the feeding pair's ability to establish a functional breastfeeding relationship. Therefore, chiropractors working with this population should understand the mechanics of breastfeeding, what might alter those mechanics, and recognize the importance of the IBCLC in supporting the restoration of functional breastfeeding after the chiropractic adjustments have reduced the NMSK dysfunction. The purpose of this paper is to outline some of the mechanical dysfunctions that might interfere with the normal transfer of milk for a neonate.

It is critical that chiropractors treating this population recognize the importance of the role of the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in supporting the restoration of functional breastfeeding after the chiropractic adjustments have reduced the neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. This paper outlines some of the mechanical dysfunctions that might interfere with the normal transfer of milk for a neonate.