Sleep impacts development. Sleep is essential for cellular regeneration and growth and development.
Pain disrupts sleep, and this discomfort can be a direct result of a birth trauma unique to each child.
As the research has highlighted infants and children wake in pain, simple assessment can highlight a limited range of movement in an infant, or head held to one side, discomfort noted at feeding and/or during changing procedures.
The summary of the past six years evidence shows early intervention has a positive response.
Observation can isolate the primary problem. With careful explanation, treatment plan and after care guidelines; the evidence suggests optimum outcome.
Original research article was published in MIDIRS- Midwifery Journal September 2010. Second Article was published in MIDIRS Midwifery Journal March 2011
Read the abstract here (https://insights.ovid.com/midirs-midwifery-digest/mmwd/2010/09/000/benefits-chiropractic-intervention-babies-sleep/30/00115386 insert hyperlink here)
Since then, research has continued into sleep patterns and development in children. More in the wings as the research develops.