The first step is to get bodywork for your baby. Craniosacral therapy (CST) is the best treatment we have available in Western NY, and is different than chiropractic (while every CST around here is also a chiro, not all chiros are CSTs). Dr Michelle Pietrantone (with whom we share an office) is a fabulous one, but unfortunately she's not taking new patients at this time. Dr Alaina Ferry at Infinite Health Chiropractic, Dr Alaina Roswell at Riverview Chiropractic, and Dr Jessica Przbylak from Family Chiropractic are the only providers in the region for CST as far as I'm aware, but I'm always happy to chat with providers who may offer this service, so please reach out to us if you'd like to discuss working together!
Dairy allergies are being diagnosed at a terrifying rate in our area, and without testing. Blood in the stool is pretty common (close to 70% of babies experience this at some point) and is not a sign of allergy. It is a sign of intestinal inflammation. The best treatment is to address the inflammation and fix the problem, rather than to just avoid foods you normally eat, stop breastfeeding, or change formulas. WNY Orofacial & Breastfeeding Support Center can help get to the root of the problem so that you can get on with your life.
For functional development of the mouth, lips, and cheeks, you want to have a specialist helping you and your baby. WNY Orofacial is the only specialty provider on this side of Syracuse for tongue, lip, and cheek ties and other orofacial dysfunction.
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