August is National Breastfeeding Month and is dedicated to improving the nation’s health by working collaboratively to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for most infants. It can also reduce the risk of some short-and long-term conditions for both infants and mothers.
Most mothers want to breastfeed but stop early due to a lack of ongoing support. Certain factors make a difference in whether and how long infants are breastfed.
Through chiropractic care, both the mother and the newborn baby can improve their musculoskeletal health and spinal alignment, which can make the latching process much easier. The baby’s disposition may improve, the mother may be able to breastfeed easier with improved blood flow, and the nutrients may reach the baby much easier with the help of a chiropractic adjustment. It is important to remember that chiropractors are trained to treat every type of body, include those of expecting mothers and their babies.