Breast Feeding and Pediatrics in Natural Healthcare

Below are interesting research studies regarding Breastfeeding, Breast feeding and Chirorpactic Therapy, and the Safety and effectiveness of Pediactric Chiropractic.

Low Breastfeeding Rates Incur Billions in Medical Costs
MedPage Today ~ April 05, 2010

A new study published today determined that if 90% of new mothers exclusively breastfed their infants for the first 6 months that it could save $13 billion each year, as well as the lives of 911 newborns. "Exclusive breastfeeding" means only breast milk -- no water, infant food, juice, formula, cow's milk, or sugar water for the first 6 months.


Contribution of Chiropractic Therapy to Resolving Suboptimal
Breastfeeding: A Case Series of 114 Infants

J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2009 (Oct); 32 (8): 670–674

Cooperative multidisciplinary care to support breastfeeding was demonstrated in this population. Chiropractic treatment may be a useful adjunct to routine care given by other professionals in cases of diagnosed breastfeeding problems with a biomechanical component.


The Safety and Effectiveness of Pediatric Chiropractic: A Survey
of Chiropractors and Parents in a Practice-based Research Network

Explore (NY) 2009 (Sep); 5 (5): 290–295

The indicated primary reason for chiropractic care of children was "wellness care." With respect to condition-based presentations, musculoskeletal conditions were the most common, in addition to nonmusculoskeletal conditions of childhood. The most common techniques used were diversified technique, Gonstead technique, Thompson technique, and activator methods. Treatment-associated complications were not indicated by the chiropractic and parent responders. Chiropractor responders indicated three adverse events per 5,438 office visits from the treatment of 577 children. The parent responders indicated two adverse events from 1,735 office visits involving the care of 239 children.