A two-month-old presented with sucking issues. He latched better after his tongue tie and lip tie revisions, but still had poor sucking and swallowing capabilities. All infants need to suck, swallow, and breathe well to thrive.
He also presented with reflux, allergies, gas, indigestion, nasal and breathing congestion, choking, hiccuping, and coughing. This is a classic Gillespie Approach fussy baby with many of our correctible issues.
A midwife delivered him by breech at home—wow. Labor was only one hour and fifteen minutes. In our Lancaster research we thought that these quick-delivered babies would be good-to-go, but discovered they could also have many tightness issues.
I found fascial strain in his digestive area, diaphragm, neck, tongue, and left TMJ area. Connecting all of these areas to all of his conditions, I believe they are all “doable” except for possibly the allergies. Mom was supplementing him with European goat’s milk.
Mom was initially adamant about his sucking difficulty as his major problem. After the diaphragm started to release in therapy, I wanted to work in his mouth. Mom was cute when she had trouble getting the pacifier out of his mouth. She said, “He has never sucked so hard!” I replied, “That is what happens when your diaphragm starts to work correctly.”
I expect this baby to be super happy at the end of treatment. Happy baby = Happy you. We are the happy baby people. My wish is that all 134,000,000 newborns a year are evaluated and treated on day one. Someday the world will get that concept.
Birth trauma causing soft tissue strain and subsequent disease is fresh thinking that may question ingrained conventional wisdom, challenge widespread medical assumptions, and confront entrenched vested interests.