Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in your life. You bring this little bundle of joy into your home. You knew the first few months will be a challenge, getting up every few hours for feedings.

But nothing prepared you for this. Within weeks, the crying, fussiness, and general crankiness in your child has left you feeling pretty much the same way.colic awareness month how chiropractic can help your baby Colic Awareness Month – How Chiropractic Can Help Your Baby

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, 20 percent of babies will experience colic in their first few months. And when a new parent lives with colic day in and day out:

  • Nearly 75 percent of moms say they feel as if the were failing as a parent
  • More than 33 percent of moms say it is contributing to their feelings of post partum depression
  • More than 33 percent of moms began doubting if they want another child

Pretty scary statistics. And its also why we are celebrating Colic Awareness Month this month by helping you get relief if you are facing this situation right now.

What causes colic? Despite years of research, a definitive answer isn’t known. Colic is described as a condition where a healthy, well fed infant cries for more than three hours per day, for more than three days per week, for more than three weeks in a row.

Colic usually starts at about two weeks of age in a full term infant, later in a premature baby, and almost always is gone by the age of four months. Theories state that colic may be caused by digestive problems, reflux, an immature digestive system, air in the intestinal track, lactose intolerance, hypersensitivity to the environment, or an immature nervous system.

Traditional medicine usually takes one of two approaches. They either prescribe drug therapy, or they take the wait and see approach, knowing it will go away in a matter of weeks or months.

Chiropractic takes a different approach.

The birthing process is difficult at best for both mom and infant. Colic may actually be a symptom of nerve dysfunction from the process, resulting in poor communication between the brain and the digestive organs.

Through safe and gentle adjustments, your baby’s nervous system could quickly be back on track, allowing calm to come into his world for the first time.

If you’re facing these issues right now, do something about it for your sanity and for your child’s comfort.  Call us today.

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