Updated: Apr 3
EAT / SLEEP / POOP / MOVE
Baby brain development and overall health doesn't need to be a complicated process! Many parents often find that the current medical system does not always set them up for success. Traditional height and weight charts may not be the best way to determine if baby is healthy; and often times does not address underlying stress and illness.
We have found these 4 building blocks to be essential for healing and ongoing, natural, neurologically-focused health and well-being:
The ability to latch, nurse, and breastfeed is an indicator of long-term health for a child. If free of subluxation (misalignment) and interference, this process can begin soon after birth. Breastfeeding provides baby wholesome, essential nutrition from their mothers.
We do understand that there are many circumstances that may arise that can cause a breastfeeding journey to end. At the office, we have a handful of organic, nourishing formulas that we recommend.
Nothing like those milk comas babies fall into, oftentimes while still eating!
Sleep is truly the most important early sign of an infant’s brain and overall health development, and if they struggle (colic, reflux, etc.) in this department… it can throw everything else off track as well.
That milk has to make its way through — all the way through!
When a child’s nervous system is functioning optimally, it directs the digestive system to keep the essential nutrients it needs and eliminate the rest. Like sleep, digestive motility is an absolute essential sign to the baby’s brain and health development. If they are constipated and colicky, this is not something they “grow out of” — it will often manifest into other symptoms and challenges as they grow.
Movement is life. Motor development for an infant and young child is the thing most closely tied to brain and healthy neurodevelopment. When a child’s motor system is jammed up (subluxation) and not working appropriately, they may be delayed in certain motor milestones. These can be common signs of sensory, speech, behavioral, and emotional challenges later in life. Usually, these challenges show up as early as age 2-3, and - just like the digestive issues - aren't something they'll “grow out of'".
GET ON TRACK
If your little one is having any challenges with these core 4️ brain builders, it can be helpful to schedule an appointment with a pediatric trained family chiropractor!
At Tree of Life Chiropractic – Rochester, we'll work right alongside you in getting to the root cause of your child’s health challenges with an in-depth consultation and examination of the brain, body, and nervous system. Often for the littlest ones, all it takes is a series of light, gentle, effective adjustments to get these basic building blocks of good health back on track!