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Birth Induced TMJ Dysfunction: The Most Common Cause of Breastfeeding Difficulty

From the abstract:   In a clinical setting, 1,000 newborns were observed and treated (ages one hour to 21 days), for failure and/or difficulty with breast feeding. In 800 or 80%, birth induced Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction was found to be the cause. In all cases, the babies were treated with chiropractic cranial and spinal adjustments, with excellent results in 99% of the cases. This paper discusses the basic clinical findings, related newborn discomforts, and associated symptomatology involving other symptoms.

The above babies were all born with a lay midwife and without drugs in a calm, warm, peaceful setting. All babies were born vaginally. All babies were examined and in all cases a cranial distortion was present due to the birth process and trauma which produced a TMJ dysfunction, interruption proper suckling mechanics by causing severe headaches and gastrointestinal disturbances.]

Arcadi, VC, Sherman Oaks, CA,   Proceedings of the National Conference on Chiropractic and Pediatrics.   Oct, 1993 Palm Springs, CA. Pub. International Chiropractors Assoc., Arlington, VA.