Homeopathy and Breastfeeding
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Remedies For Mastitis
will greatly help with mothers with nursing and breastfeeding difficulties!
Learn below about the most common homeopathic remedies for breast feeding, low milk supply, too much supply and
other issues with lactation.
Homeopathy helps women with problems that can make it difficult
for women to breastfeed successfully include mastitis, painful nipples and a
slow milk supply.
Natural medicine recognizes that breast
milk gives babies the optimal start in life, so keep in touch with your midwife,
breastfeeding counselor and/or your Homeopath if you want to breastfeed. but
find it painful or difficult or both!
Homeopathic Remedies for Breastfeeding
The remedy for suppression of the milk
accompanied with depression and perhaps retained placenta.
For the first signs of mastitis. The mother
feels hot, red, throbbing. Very intense and sudden onset with pain and
extreme tenderness in the breast.
Use when the breast is hard, swollen and hot,
but pale in color, rather than red and you cannot bear the slightest
movement of the breast.
Remedy for thrush in newborns. Distinctive white patches on the
tongue and cheeks of the body. Extremely sensitive. They will be fast
asleep and then are wake as soon as they are put down. Startling at the
slightest sounds. Also used for a mother with postpartum depression.
to help stimulate milk production. Breasts are
full, maybe even sore, not much milk comes out.
Used to successfully increase breast milk in rheumatic women
Milk is suppressed from a fit of anger.
Use it you are chilly and under-producing milk.
for sore, cracked nipples
Used in mastitis If there is pus,
the area is very painful and the mother feels chilly.
Used be used for a lack of milk with grief and crying, even hysterically.
Works both ways - first to increase production if not
enough and also to regulate if there is too much. Also addresses if
there are milk flow issues that switch from side
to side. Often with anxiety and low self esteem. Some mothers may feel a conflict between nursing and the
sexuality of her breasts and this needs to be resolved to fully step into
- Lac humanun
For scanty or profuse supply with sadness with every ‘let down’ reflex.
Lac Vaccinum Defloratum
Use to help stimulate milk production.
there is smelly, burning pus from the breast.
- Nat mur
Useful for an oversupply of milk. There is a stoic sadness or grief with
little or no crying and often only in private.
Used in mastitis for sore, cracked nipples, which hurt when the baby nurses. It is also useful
for breast infections (mastitis) where there are painful lumps in the breast.
Person is depressed and tearful.
She may weep while breastfeeding and needs a lot of support
Used if you are over producing milk.
Also used for a milk
supply that is erratic, meaning that is good, then it is low, then it is
adequate again. Often the mother feels very weepy, wants to have lots of
reassurance and company.
(6C to increase, 30C to decrease)
For non-appearance of milk or to increase breast milk. It also increases
its flow in nursing women. Castor oil should never be given to prepare a
woman for labor, nor for constipation in pregnancy at any time.
Used when breasts remain small and there stinging pain.
Used in the early
weeks of breastfeeding if the nipples are very sore and tend to crack
easily. Also for breast abscess has pus that is not smelly and
strangely painless, but slow to heal. Use this remedy if your baby tends to vomit
after nursing. The mother can also try taking Silicea which will go through her milk
to the baby.
Use if milk production does not get
going or is slow to come in. Use this remedy if you swing between the two extremes of
over producing or under producing milk. Take in the first few days to
establish good supply if there are no obvious indicators for other remedies.