Newborns

Although the newborn is helpless and new to the outside world, the baby will still be able to utilize its innate intelligence to find what it needs. The first thing a baby does out of the womb is look for food. Food is the top priority of the newborn, after breathing, of course. This should tell us something. This tells us that all functions depend on what the baby can absorb in the gut.

Some believe that it is the oxygen to the brain that is most important to the newborn. During birth, this is a definite, but after the birth when the baby is breathing on its own, it is the food that will get through the gut and to the brain in the form of glucose. Babies need sugars for brain development and nature provided in the breast-milk 5 essential sugars or monosaccharides or glyconutrients. Mother makes these within the mammary glands for the baby.

These are the sugars responsible for cellular communication in the body and are described in a new medical category called Glycobiology.

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One of the best things that can be done for a newborn is to get the baby a chiropractic adjustment, which would include a cranial adjustment. Many babies are found after birth to be bruised, beat up and deformed (their heads mostly). The birth process is exhausting and extremely traumatic. The baby had to endure 18-24 hours or more of contractions, until finally squeezing through the birth canal, from a warm safe place to a place where it is much colder, and the baby must breathe in air. The journey down the vaginal canal, for the newborn, is like pulling a very tight turtleneck over its head, stimulating the head for the outside world beyond. Documented in history, midwives used to possess a tech whereby they would adjust the baby’s head before leaving the birth at home. The midwives made sure that the baby was sucking properly before leaving the mother. Cranial adjustments do just that. It can still be seen in the caves of the Mayan descendents, midwives adjusting the cranial bones of babies. Whilst, the bones are still cartilage, it has proven to be extremely beneficial to restore homeostasis to the babies right from the womb, in an effort to reverse the trauma.

The initial challenge for a newborn is to master the art of breast-feeding. Some babies have an easier time than others, but if they have the proper sucking action, they should be able to master it quite quickly. Some of the signs that the suck is not working correctly is very frequent feedings (every hour or all day long), biting of the nipples, choking on the breast milk, discomfort and a lot of crying, mother having bleeding, sore nipples, and frustration for mother and baby. There may be a need to evaluate mother and baby breastfeeding.
Many times the baby will respond if their jaw (TMJ) and their cranials are corrected.

Other than that the newborn should be eating, gaining weight, peeing and pooping. As long as there are wet and soiled diapers we can be sure that the nutrition is going in there.

Speaking of nutrition, moms must be diligent about their nutrition. They must “eat like a horse and drink like a camel” while breastfeeding. Along with that would be proper nutrition and supplementation. Lactating women expend more calories breast-feeding, than they did when they were pregnant. Health awareness is essential for the mother with her newborn, as her needs will far exceed her needs prior to the birth. She will be feeding two people, and she must be rested and hydrated to produce the required amount of milk for the baby.