Helping Newborns and Mothers Improve Breastfeeding Through Craniosacral Therapy and Integrative Manual Therapy

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Pediatric Physical Therapy, Pregnancy

Jan 21stInfants sometimes have restrictions in their head, neck, and jaw mobility after traveling through the birth canal or from positioning in the womb.This can impede their ability to open their mouths fully for successful latching for breastfeeding. Craniosacral and Integrative Manual Therapies are very gentle techniques and improve relaxation of these areas to normalize movement of the head, neck, jaw, and tongue. Here we see a great example of one of patients’ newborn latching perfectly after his initial session!