In our last blog post, we talked about the safety of Chiropractic care for your baby. (If you missed it, click here.) Now, we’d like to discuss three ways your infant can benefit from Chiropractic care.

Boost Recovery after Birth

The birth process can be traumatic for both mom and baby and affects the nerves in both bodies. In fact, delivery is often considered the source of baby’s first subluxation (or misalignment of the spine). Even a natural birth can create problems in the spine and nervous system, so babies born with medications during labor or via cesarean sections are even more at risk.

How can Chiropractic help? Chiropractic care will nurture the nervous system of both mom and baby. It will help baby’s spine return to normal after any trauma to it during labor and delivery.

Enhance the Immune System

There are countless studies that prove that Chiropractic adjustments stimulate the immune system. With each Chiropractic adjustment, the body releases several immune boosting agents that help to keep the body strong and ward off disease. Newborn babies are still developing their immune system (and will continue to through childhood). Chiropractic care can help strengthen it.

Soothe Colic Symptoms and Alleviate Colic Sources

Colic can have many sources, which often makes it a mysterious phenomenon for parents and pediatricians. Colic may be linked to an immature or underactive gastro-intestinal system, causing indigestion and a build-up of gas. The baby’s digestive system may not be mature enough yet to deal with this, which causes the gas to be trapped and leads to discomfort.

How can Chiropractic help? Gentle adjustments stimulate nerve flow to the proper digestive organs, which increases peristalsis– the wave-like motion of muscles in the gut that pushes gas through.

Next week we’ll talk about three more ways Chiropractic care can be beneficial for your little one!