How Chiropractic Can Help Babies and Nursing Mothers

Breastfeeding offers so many benefits for your growing little one. Not only is breastfeeding the most natural and healthy option for your baby, but it also promotes healthy digestion, provides essential nutrients, and offers comfort when nothing else seems to work. While breastfeeding is completely natural, it can be a struggle for some mothers. Lactation consultants may be able to help, but sometimes there is something more going on that you may not realize. Babies may have spinal misalignments that can create issues within their bodies, affecting their ability to nurse. Your baby may benefit from chiropractic care if you are experiencing nursing difficulties.

Some babies may have trouble latching on, leading to frustration for both mother and the infant. Other babies may refuse one side and prefer the other, which can lead to issues for the mom, including engorgement or lack of milk supply. If you are struggling with nursing, you are not the only one. Before you give up, give chiropractic care a try. Chiropractic can help by providing safe and natural care for you and your little one.

Chiropractic Care Helps Nursing Infants

Spinal misalignments can lead to multiple issues for both mothers and their babies. When the spine is out of alignment, the communication between the brain and the rest of the body is interrupted. When an infant is born, whether vaginally or via C-section, it can result in misalignments in the spine. A particularly traumatic birth that utilized any type of birth intervention, such as forceps or a vacuum, will almost always cause misalignments of the spine. This can result in the infant preferring to turn their head one way and not the other, causing them to want to feed on only one side. It also can lead to difficulties latching on. Studies have shown that regular chiropractic care can help dissolve nursing difficulties for many babies. Dr. Thomas Madigan and Dr. Brendan Shanahan will gently and safely adjust your baby’s spine and correct any misalignments that may be contributing to their nursing difficulties.

Chiropractic Care Helps Nursing Mothers

A lot of nursing mothers commonly experience neck and back pain. The positions required to hold and feed your baby can put a significant strain on those areas. Neck and back pain caused by nursing positions can be relieved by chiropractic care. Visiting your Rochester Hills chiropractor regularly can keep the spine properly aligned and reduce or completely alleviate the pain so you can enjoy every moment with your little one.


Nursing is a great bonding experience for both mom and infant. If you or a friend are struggling to breastfeed, there is hope through chiropractic care. Contact Vitality Precision Chiropractic to set up an appointment for you and your baby. Chiropractic care with Dr. Thomas Madigan and Dr. Brendan Shanahan can help improve your breastfeeding experience so you can enjoy every moment with your sweet bundle of joy.