WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT IN THE FIRST DAYS AND WEEKS?
Difficulties during breastfeeding might be resulting from a problem with muscle tone in the baby’s face or neck. If this does not get solved in infancy but the mother switches to bottle feeding instead, then later in a toddler an abnormal spinal curve and problems with speech development might be expected. The baby prepares for the P, B and M sounds during suckling, and the T and D sounds by pushing the tongue forward. Read more about breastfeeding difficulties on the webpage, under “Motor Development Problems”! However, we can do a lot to loosen the facial muscles even from our home!
Also, do not accept that the only reason for extensive crying in a newborn is a painful tummy. Feel free to get to know your baby’s body with the help of the BEST program’s exercises. Chances are you will find areas that are a bit stiff, caused by tight intrauterine conditions. Exercising these stiffer parts will result in a happy baby, making the day easier for the mother as well!