Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Chiropractor Update

I wrote a post a few weeks ago about taking Bennett to the chiropractor for his reflux and I promised to give you all an update after going for a few weeks and let you know what I think about it. In short, we LOVE!
I take Bennett twice a week to get "adjusted." I feel that he just overall seems more comfortable. He doesn't spit up after every feeding anymore but he does still spit up at least once a day. A couple of weeks ago the chiropractor and I made a decision to try to stretch him out to just once a week. One day last week Bennett just wasn't himself. He wasn't taking good naps and was overall just not sleeping great. Scott and I were getting ready for bed and I was telling him about Bennett not taking good naps that day and Scott said "I wonder if it's because it's been a while since he's been to the chiropractor?" I instantly knew that's what it had to be. Thankfully we had an appointment lined up for the next morning. After he saw her, he was back to the same ol' Bennett and taking good naps again. Amazing! Needless to say, we're back to the twice a week plan and I don't feel like we'll change from that any time soon.
There is a chart in the room we usually go in that says the many things chiropractic care can be used for in babies and it's so interesting to me. Everything from reflux and colic to eczema and torticollis and even sleep troubles can be treated/helped with getting adjusted. I believe it! I wish so badly I had known about this when Campbell was a baby because I think it would have made a world of difference in his fussiness.
I have no idea how much longer I'll take Bennett but I'm in no hurry to stop. He seems to feel so great and relaxed after she gets him all lined up. Plus he always has an insane blowout within an hour after being adjusted so you know something is happening in there! Apparently that's very common to happen in babies and I take it as a good sign when Bennett does that! Probably a little TMI but you know...
Overall, this has been such a good thing! Bennett's reflux/spit up has slowly gotten better the more we go and I'm so thankful! I was determined to find a solution this time around and I'm pretty sure I found it! Again, it hasn't taken it away completely but it has reduced the spit up significantly so that's a win in my book!

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