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09 August 2006

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Kelly

Tongue thrust is a little unusual in a newborn. It is usually more related to bottles or pacifiers.

Tongue thrust coupled with receding jaw and shoulder dystocia I think would suggest you consider getting her a chiropractic or cranio-sacrio adjustment. I took Gregory in at three days old and he slept almost 14 hours straight afterwards , with nursing breaks, of course. He had been extremely fussy prior to that, and I delivered in an odd position.

Not the same situation, but still, with the dystocia, getting her lined up a little better could help with the nursing.

I'm not sure what to tell you about the boys. I had a longer recovery after number three myself, and lacking husband and family support, the other two just watched waaay too much tv for about three weeks.

Kelly

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I've been thinking about getting an adjustment myself. I've never seen a chiro before for anything, but after Oscar I had hip pain for months, and I'm feeling a lot of the same sensations now. ISTM that if a chiro is good for anything, postpartum hip pain would be one of them.

She's latching better already --- I think we are slowly getting the hang of it.

Kelly

Yes, that's how I came to get Gregory adjusted. I was having a lot of pelvic pain, and while I was there, the chiro adjusted Gregory as well, when he heard what his symptoms were.

I was kneeling, but leaning to the left when I gave birth. The chiro said that my pelvis was twisted because of that. The relief was instant. Ahhh!

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