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World Breastfeeding week!

Updated: Nov 1, 2023

Its World breastfeeding week! We work a lot with mothers who's goal is to breastfeed and they may be experiencing some difficulty in their journey. Did you know chiropractic can help?

As part of world breastfeeding week, we wanted to provide you with some information on why breastfeeding is important! Everyones journey is different and some mothers may have not been able to breastfeed or their journey was cut short. But please remember you're all amazing!

  1. Breastfeeding allows for the baby to have a stronger immune system. Babies do not have a fully developed immune system by the time of birth, therefore they rely on mom’s immune system for a long period of time.

  2. Babies salvia releases signals to the mother body to release cytokines that the baby immune system needs. If you pump, try putting some of your baby's saliva on your nipple prior to eliciting this response. 

  3. Breastfeeding helps to decrease baby’s chances of constipation, diarrhea, gastroenteritis, and gastroesophageal reflux.

  4. Breastfeeding lowers the chances of respiratory illnesses, ear infections, and allergies

  5. Breastfeeding for mothers decreases the risks of postpartum depression

  6. Breastfeeding for both mom and baby promotes physical and emotional bonding that helps to reduce social and behavioral problems in both children and adults

We understand that breastfeeding can be one of if not the most challenging times in a mom and baby’s life. If you or someone you know is experiencing difficulty please contact us at ANH Wellness and see if chiropractic care might be beneficial for you and your little one.

To learn more about chiropractic and breastfeeding check out our other blog post to dive into how chiropractic can help!

By: Dr. Alyssa Hickey

Owner and Chiropractor at ANH Wellness

Disclaimer: "The information including but not limited to text, graphics, images, and other material contained on this website is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment."

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