Here is some very useful information for parents who have noticed that their newborn is a fussy eater or often times spits up after feeding.
This problem may be due to something in the mother’s diet if she is breast-feeding that may be causing digestive upset in the baby.
The problem foods can usually be identified by eliminating certain food groups in the mother’s diet & I would start by first eliminating spicy foods, then fried foods, then all dairy products & then raw vegetables.[flashvideo file=http://lifechiropractic.s3.amazonaws.com/01.17.2012.fussy.eater.brad-1.mp4 image=https://lifechiropracticcentre.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/fussy.eater_.jpg width=500 height=299 /]
These foods have been known to make for unfavourable breast-milk which often times does not agree with little stomachs.
If this does not solve the problem for you, then there is most likely a spinal issue.
The baby may have a pinched nerve in their neck which will not allow them to get comfortable when breast-feeding.
How you will know this is that the baby will choose to breast-feed on the same side all the time.
Or, they may have a pinched nerve a little lower down in their mid-back which will affect the nerves to their digestive system.
Now, you may be wondering how new-borns can get pinched nerves but it often does happen as a result of the birth process which is a physically stressful event for the mother & especially for the baby.
How chiropractic can help is by gently treating the spine to eliminate the pinched nerves which will allow for more comfortable feeding & better digestion overall.
I have been in practice for over 25 years & it has been my clinical experience that chiropractic care can be of a huge benefit for baby’s who are fussy eaters or have digestive upset.
So, if you are looking for a solution for your baby, why don’t you call our office to make an appointment for a free initial consultation where we can discuss this in more detail.
We have office hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & most Saturday mornings. Our phone number is 905 335 LIFE (5433) & we would welcome the opportunity to help you & your family.