Real Life Chiropractic

Day 30 Better Breathing from Breastfeeding your Child Longer

Many research articles have found that the more time infants spend chewing and sucking, the more developed their faces become along with their airways. Then, later in life they also breathe easier and better. Research also has shown straighter teeth, lowered incidence of snoring and sleep apnea in infants who were breastfed verses bottle-fed. If you are able to breastfeed your infant, you can set their life up with a host of health benefits when they are older!

This doesn’t mean that you’re a horrible mom if you were not able to breastfeed your child, or couldn’t do it for a long period of time. I know this since my wife has had, what you may call, learning experiences with breastfeeding. I personally believe that if you do the best that you can, then the will from above will do the rest.

Tips for

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better breastfeeding:

Drink lots of water!

Eat more oats in your diet

Periodically taking Fenugreek for milk supply

Eat more vegetables and nutrient dense foods for better health in mom and baby

Use silverette’s silver protective cups to prevent mastitis, sore or cracked nipples, and heal damaged nipples due to breastfeeding. Get these here:

  • Get a thick nursing pillow to keep your back from slouching forward too much. It’s easy to fall into a poor breastfeeding posture which will increase back stiffness and pain
  • Apply heat for clogged ducts
  • Peppermint oil helps to dry you out faster when you’re done breastfeeding

Thank you,
Dr. Josef Patterson DC

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