What is a digestive issue?
Reflux which was previously mentioned about is one of the many digestive problems that can occur in a baby. The digestive system starts as soon as food or drinks start to enter the body. Starting from the oesophagus, to the gastrointestinal tracts and all the way to the anus. In between there are other organs that are also part of the digestive system such as liver, pancreas, gall bladder, salivary glands and many more. There are just so many parts to the digestive system.
Some symptoms that your babies digestion system may be going through some issues are difficulty eating, suckling difficulty, constipation, flatulence and diarrhoea.
What attributes to these problems?
Like mentioned above a digestive issue can originate from many different organs.
However, some of the most common reasons as to why are:
- Food intolerances
- Immature digestive system
Why does structural chiropractic work so well for problems with babies digestion?
Chiropractic helps with digestive issues because it can help regulate the function of the nervous system. Babies go through so much change especially in the first couple of months both physically and physiologically. This can affect the spine’s movement and function. As a result, this can overwhelm the function of the nervous which may affect the function of the digestive system. By adjusting the spine, proper spinal function and movement will be restored which will affect the ability of the nervous system.