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Matt Dalton, DC

Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic ~ January 16, 2023 ~ Pages 1-6



Objective: The purpose of this review is to investigate the role of chiropractic in breastfeeding challenges.

Methods:  Index to Chiropractic Literature, McCoy Press, Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics, PubMed, and Chiropractic Journal of Australia were searched. The searches included the terms chiropractic, breastfeeding, infant, and suboptimal.

Results: The reviewed items consisted of: 13 case reports, 5 articles, and 3 literature reviews.

Conclusions: Breastfeeding is beneficial for an infant’s health as well as for the mother in the long and short-term. Chiropractic care has the potential to help assist in improving suboptimal breastfeeding. Further research is encouraged to explore the role of chiropractic in breastfeeding challenges.

 Keywords: Chiropractic, breastfeeding, infant, newborn, upper cervical, subluxation, adjustment, spinal manipulation, failure to latch

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