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Anyone used a chiropractor for sucking problems?

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TurtleAnn Fri 07-Aug-09 12:36:07

I was recommended to see a chiropractor by a friend. It seems to have helped her baby.

Mine has sucking problems:
- couldn't breastfeed (hospitalised with dehydration)
- and when swapped to bottles wasn't able to feed properly (2-hours to suck 100mls)
- even now at 4-months he still can only feed successfully from 1 bottle teat with 1 consistency (down to 15 mins with the mothercare variable teat).

I am residually angry that HCP's don't care once they swap you to formula and the child starts to gain weight, it could have taken DS all night to feed from a bottle and they would have kept saying 'oh its fine, he's gaining weight'.

Has anyone else had any experience of using chiropractors with little babies?
Did it work long-term?
Did you feel that you got an adequate answer about your childs feeding difficulties?

CarGirl Fri 07-Aug-09 12:39:20

I've used cranial osteopaths and would recommend it for babies for all sorts of problems. I've never heard of chripractors treating babies for this kind of problem though.

Mine had a lot of tension and we had problems breast feeding which the CO changed for us.

Picante Fri 07-Aug-09 12:41:14

Ditto what cargirl said. DS saw a cranial osteopath for his head and neck, and he also 'tested' his suck which luckily didn't need too much attention but he knew a lot about it.

TomThumbMum Fri 07-Aug-09 16:15:09

my ds is also seeing a cranial osteopath, has helped massively with issues after a ventuse delivery. Ds is now 16wks and a different baby - he would not lie flat and he constantly wanted to suck, he was diagnosed with tension headaches. I believe they can assist with lots of problems including feeding. It is probably the same as the chiroprator as our osteopath also does this.

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