CranioSacral therapy and other gentle body work for breastfeeding problems


How can chiropractic work, acupuncture, or craniosacral therapy help with breastfeeding? An interview with Nikki Lee, author of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Breastfeeding Therapy

Breastfeeding and CranioSacral Therapy: When It Can Help by Dee Kassing, BS, MLS, IBCLC

Considering CranioSacral Therapy in Difficult Situations by Carol Brussel, BA, IBCLC

A Tongue Restriction Isn’t Always a Tongue Tie by Carol Smyth, IBCLC. The role of bodywork in resolving tongue restrictions.

FAQs about Bodywork & Ankyloglossia from

Chiropractic Care for the Breastfeeding Dyad by Sharon A. Vallone, DC, DICCP, from Leaven, Vol. 39 No. 6, December 2003 – January 2004, pp. 126-27.

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Torticollis and Breastfeeding by Jody Krause, from New Beginnings, Vol. 20 No. 2, March-April 2003, p. 55.

Chiropractic treatment for breastfeeding difficulties in infants from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association Research Foundation

Applications of CranioSacral Therapy in Newborns and Infants, Part I by Dr. John E. Upledger, Massage Today, May 2003. In his column “CranioSacrally Speaking” Dr. Upledger the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, discusses pregnancy, birth and delivery and the positive effects CranioSacral Therapy can have on newborns and infants.

Applications of CranioSacral Therapy in Newborns and Infants, Part II by Dr. John E. Upledger, Massage Today, June 2003. In his column “CranioSacrally Speaking” Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, presents the second installment on newborns and infants. Dr. Upledger addresses deliveries by forceps and vacuum extraction, cesarean section and the efficacy of CranioSacral Therapy soon after birth.

CranioSacral Therapy for Infants and Children: A Good Start for the Next Generation by Carol Gray

CranioSacral Therapy from The Upledger Institute. CST was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger.

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Sheader WE. Chiropractic management of an infant experiencing breastfeeding difficulties and colic: a case study. Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics. 1999;4(1).

Fraval, Maxwell MPR. A Pilot study: osteopathic treatment of infants with a sucking dysfunction. Journal of the American Academy of Osteopathy 1998; 8(2): 25-33.

Crystal, Rejeana. Failure to Nurse A Case Study. ICPA Newsletter Sept/Oct 1997.

Krauss L. Case study: infant’s inability to breast-feed. Chiropractic Pediatrics. 1994 Dec;1(3).

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