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Archive for October, 2011

Infant Probiotic

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Is your infant suffering from gas, colic, ear infections, or acid refulx? Then its time to start your little one on infant probiotics. Probiotics can help increase your infants natural immune system safely and effectively. “The bifidobacteria, including B. infantis, B. bifidum and B. breve, should represent the largest population of beneficial bacteria in babies, whose immune defences are not yet fully working.” Newborns are highly fragile and are exposed to environmental bacteria found in pets and also carried by parents. Also, formula fed babies also have significant differences from breastfed babies in the composition of their gut microflora because of the IgA’s, IgG’s, and colostrom found in breast milk. Also, over use of antibiotics to treat ear infections in infants can destroy the normal gut flora. This could potentially lead to a higher chance of re-occuring infections due to destruction of healthy gut fighting bacteria. The benefits of infant probiotic are a healthier immune system and a healthier happier baby. Probiotics also help regulate your childs digestive system, helping to reduce the frequency of diarrhea, constipation, or bowel irregularity. Get your little ones started on probiotics today. Call us for more info or on ordering your probiotics today 615-771-2700 Kyd Kyro

Chiropractic helps colicky fussy baby…

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Studies show that most infants suffer from colic (unexplained fussiness for an extended period of time usually 3 weeks) at some point after birth. Most of the time fussiness (colic) can be attributed to restlessness, inability to sleep, not eating or latching, gassiness, or even stress in the home environment. Colicky babies can become very stressful to the mother affecting the bonding experience between mother and baby and has even been linked to increasing or prolonging post partum depression. Although there is no known “cure” for colic since it is not clearly defined, chiropractic has shown to be the most effective treatment as much as 94 % Effective rate in reducing stress and colic found in infants. The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that “Spinal manipulation is effective in relieving infantile colic”. “In this study, the researchers randomly assigned infants diagnosed with colic into two groups. One group received chiropractic care for two weeks and the other group was given the anti-gas medication dimethicone for two weeks. The babies in the chiropractic group showed a 67% decrease in crying while the babies on medication showed a 38% decrease in crying”. One of the most common concerns/questions we get from parents is “is it like adjusting an adult with the manual cervical adjustment with the head rotation and loud pop?” The answer is NO, absolutely NOT!! The technique we use for infants and kids is very different than adults. With pediatric chiropractic we use a very light holding technique or activator instrument that is very safe and gentle and does not harm or cause any discomfort in the infant at all. We have had a great success rate treating colicky infants with chiropractic. Most parents report that after the adjustment, infants are more calm and sleep for longer periods of time. They also report that they noticed less gas and regular bowel movements along with much less CRYING. For a mother of infants (such as myself) happy babies make happy mothers which leads to a better bonding experience between mommie and babies. Also, when babies sleep mommie sleeps, so if your infant is suffering from colic get them adjusted and get some sleep!!!!!

If your infant is suffering from colic call us we would love to help

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