Nothing is more stressful than being a new mama and learning to decipher and translate all the sounds, coos, and cries of their wee one. Nutrition Response Testing for babies can be a lifesaver for the postpartum mom earning her degree in new motherhood.
As if being the go to for EV-ER-Y-THING the little peapod needs isn’t enough, mom is bound to have a million other responsibilities within her household and is often in complete overwhelm. We receive calls from mamas who are crying with exhaustion and have no answers to their baby’s crying. Some of these mamas are even too tired to cry, have thrown in the towel, and end up in our office because her neighbor sees this woo-hoo (yours truly) practitioner who can fix just about anything. She walks in completely skeptical, OR, just willing to try anything at this point. She walks out with a completely new outlook on not only her baby’s health, but also her own.
(Nutrition response baby Sawyer getting loved on by his auntie.)
We have had days- and weeks-old babies come in with chronic colic who cry the entire time they are here. These babies, once managed on their program, are experiencing nothing but smiles WITHIN 24 HOURS.
We have worked with constipated littles who haven’t pooped in a week, who have a bowel movement before leaving the office.
Babies with rashes.
Babies with eczema.
Babies with thick-as-thick cradle cap.
Babies with reflux.
Babies with blood in their stool.
Babies who don’t sleep.
Babies who sleep “too much.”
Babies who were premature and babies who were born “late.”
We. See. Babies.
(Nutrition response baby Leon has two modes: flirt and sleep. Asleep on Manna’s chest while mama is being tested.)
We understand birth and babies
We are the only practice in the Twin Cities that does nutrition response testing from a solid background in fertility, pre/postnatal, and infants/children. Nichi was a birth and postpartum doula for twenty years in our very own community. She supported parents-to-be as a Bradley natural childbirth educator and worked out the kinks as a craniosacral therapist. We now partner with Shaina Towler for natural childbirth education and birth/postpartum doula services as our preferred partner. She is special to us, as she’s experienced all the things My Healthy Beginning offers from the customer side. Over seven years ago, she and her husband became Bradley and birth doula clients, then added some craniosacral therapy, and then the whole family started nutrition response testing.
Shaina pops in a couple times per week, and does her best to be around when her doula families are in for testing. Mamas can always use an extra hand, right? She always shows up just in time.
(Shaina with doula and nutrition response baby Maverick, giving mama and big brother a break.)
Nutrition response testing babies are happy and thriving
Not only do we see new moms become more empowered and take control of their family’s and baby’s health, we see these babies become more calm almost right away. Their program calms the nervous system, so they put their energy toward growing, learning, and developing. These babies are alert, do well with nursing, get their digestive issues handled, and become just plain old happy babies.