Breastfeeding is an art. As with any art all the pieces must come together to form a masterpiece. To breastfeed successfully, you need more than a breast and a hungry baby.
The integrity of the child’s musculoskeletal system is essential to the ability to feed successfully.
Positioning in the uterus during development, or during delivery, may cause trauma to the joints and muscles of the head, neck and jaw. The presence of a lip or tongue tie may alter ability of the oral musculature to function properly. This may result in unnecessary delays in establishing a successful breastfeeding relationship between mother and child.
Dr. Eileen will evaluate your baby to determine what might be preventing or limiting successful breastfeeding. Once identified, she will care for the baby using cranial work, gentle and specific chiropractic adjustments and soft tissue techniques. Babies respond well to chiropractic and cranial care and often fall asleep during their care.
In addition to her board training, Dr, Eileen has had additional training in caring for the breastfeeding dyad.