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Newborn with Atlas Subluxation / Absent Rooting Reflex from Case Reports in Chiropractic Pediatrics

This is the story of a two day old newborn female showing lethargy and a yellowish skin color present since birth and an inability to nurse; the baby seemed unable to "latch on." A medical doctor said the baby was probably hypothyroid and should be hospitalized. The atlas was adjusted for a left lateral listing. Immediately thereafter, the baby exhibited a strong bilateral rooting reflex. The baby began to nurse right away. The jaundice quickly cleared.

(case #4).   Esch, S.   ACA J of Chiropractic December 1988.