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Doctor, My Baby’s Soft Spot is Hard and Very Small!

December 2, 2010

I bet there are plenty of mommies and grandmamas out there who look, check, and look again.  The first baby or the first grandchild is beautiful, healthy, nurse well and is such a wonderful ‘good’ baby.  And people quietly notice the soft spot pulsating.  Is this directly related? Why, yes it is.  The compressed infant was able to expand and decompress immediately after birth and the ‘good’ baby is the ideal, healthy, calm and happy.

Then with the next child or next grandchild, this baby is different.  There were some manageable diffiiculties.  Labor was not ideal.  It was difficult.  Baby might have been a few days to a week overdue.  Mommy may have needed an epidural or pitocin (a medication given to “augment labor” and shove the baby’s head through the birth canal).  The baby had some latching difficulties.  You had a lactation counselor try to help you, but the baby just won’t take.  The baby doesn’t open wide enough to engult the whole areola and ends up gumming your breasts.  The nipples are raw, cracked and you scab, nurse, are gummed and re-bleed.  The baby may or may not be fussy (yet).

You say, “All this from the birth?”  Yes, absolutely.  You try cramming your head in a vice for 36hours.  You wouldn’t come out without a headache.  You wouldn’t be anywhere near normal.  Try wearing restrictive head gear tight for a few hours.  You would not survive a day or even two.  Does it seem possible that an arduous birth process, far from ideal could possibly lead to early latching and breastfeeding issues, and later colic, facial eczema, and funny looking malformed heads. Much later on after accumulating more head trauma can this lead to developmental delay, AUTISM, headaches, allergies, ADHD and behavioral issues? hmmmm… How do I know all this?  Because I treat all of theses problems with osteopathic manipulative treatments and parents notice a difference.  Read and see the prior posts.  Look at the website with the great before and after pictures and even the YouTube channel.  Do you know of any other pediatrician who can get these kinds of changes?