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The chiropractic care of a 6-day-old neonate with breast feeding difficulties and breastfeeding jaundice

Chiropractic Journal of Australia
Volume 42 Issue 3 (Sep 2012)

Abstract: Objective: To describe the care of a newborn with breastfeeding difficulties and jaundice. Clinical Features: A neonate with difficulty rotating his head and neck and opening of the mouth due to mandibular sway to the left received chiropractic care. The infant was also medically diagnosed with jaundice due to elevated bilirubin levels. Intervention and Outcome: The patient received soft-tissue manipulation to the temporomandibular joints (TMJ), cranial therapy and spinal manipulative therapy to the upper cervical spine. Following the first treatment visit, the patient was able to suckle from his mother's breast due to minimal deviation of the mandible and ability to rotate his neck towards the left breast. Conclusion: This case report documents the effectiveness of chiropractic care in addressing TMJ, cervical spine and cranial dysfunctions and possibly breastfeeding jaundice.

To cite this article: Bernard, Maria and Alcantara, Joel. The chiropractic care of a 6-day-old neonate with breast feeding difficulties and breastfeeding jaundice [online]. Chiropractic Journal of Australia, Vol. 42, No. 3, Sep 2012: 108-113. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=773984601862460;res=IELHEA> ISSN: 1036-0913. [cited 29 Jun 17].

Personal Author: Bernard, Maria; Alcantara, Joel; Source: Chiropractic Journal of Australia, Vol. 42, No. 3, Sep 2012: 108-113 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1036-0913 Subject: Chiropractic--Practice; Jaundice, Neonatal--Treatment; Breastfeeding--Complications; Craniosacral therapy; Child health services; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Research Director, International Chiropractic Paediatric Association, Media, PA, USA, and Chair of Paediatric Research, Life Chiropractic College West, Hayward, CA

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