Uncorrected structural shift in the nursing infant can contribute to secondary conditions of the infant and the nursing parent.
Some examples that one may see in the infant include difficulty latching on only one side, excessive gagging, and arching or restlessness when nursing in certain positions.
The nursing parent may note a painful latch on one or both sides or uneven milk supply, likely resulting from insufficient milk extraction on that side by the infant.
Many times, these issues may be the result of structural shift involving the infant's cranium, upper neck, and/or jaw.
These shifts tend to be more likely after a difficult, high-intervention, or surgical delivery. If this is present in your client's history it is prudent to recommend they seek our services to get these underlying issues corrected sooner rather than later, because the same structural shifts that can contribute to nursing difficulties may also hinder milestone acquisition as the child ages.
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