Feeding difficulties in the newborn.

The process of birth is no easy task, both for the mother and child. The newborn has to come through the birth canal. Fortunately the bones of the newborn’s skull are not yet joined and allow for this compression.

Sometimes, however, restrictions are caused and the nerves that control the act of sucking can be compromised. Any form of pinch, pull or shearing force can effect the nerve’s function. Symptoms such as excessive spitting up, tongue thrusting, or a general difficulty in feeding can occur. The gentle form of treatment that I use is ideal for newborns, due to its noninvasive nature.

Balancing all the tissues and restoring freedom of motion on all levels allows the nerve impulses to become optimal and function the way they were designed.

mother comforting a crying baby.

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