2018

Dentistry at Birth

A lactation consultant referred 14-day-old Baby A because of inability to latch. Her body was clear of craniosacral fascial strain except for both TMJs. The strain in her lateral pterygoid areas, the jaw opening muscles, inhibited her latch.

Three Gillespie Approach visits later and all is well. This baby may have been spared a lifetime of headaches, neck aches, and jaw issues. TMJ needs to be corrected directly after birth, not later in life.

Mom had to get a babysitter for each visit and travel to the office for therapy. In my perfect world Baby A would have completed therapy on day one at the hospital. Mom would have gone home with a great nursing happy baby.

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