will greatly help with mothers with nursing and breastfeeding difficulties!
Homeopathy helps women with problems that can make it difficult
for women to breastfeed successfully include mastitis, painful nipples and a
slow milk supply.
Homeopaths recognize that breast
milk gives babies a good start in life, so do 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.
Belladonna: 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.
Byronia:breast hard, swollen and hot,
but pale in color, rather than red and you cannot bear the slightest
movement of the breast.
to help stimulate milk production.Breasts are
full, maybe even sore, not much milk comes out.
Dulcamara: if you are chilly and under-producing milk.
Graphites: for sore, cracked nipples
Hepar Sulphur: If there is pus,
the area is very painful and the mother feels chilly.
Works both ways to increase production if not
enough and to regulate if there is too much. Also addresses if
there are milk flow issues that switch from side
to side. Some mothers may feel a conflict between nursing and the
sexuality of her breasts – this needs to be resolved to fully step into
Lac Vaccinum Defloratum
(Lac-D): to help stimulate milk production.
Phytolacca: 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.
Pulsatilla:if you are over producing milk. Or for a milk
supply that is erratic. It is good, then it is low, then it is
fine again. Often the mother feels very weepy, wants to have lots of
reassurance and company.
Silicea: 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. If a baby tends to vomit
after nursing the mother can try Silicea which will go through her milk
to the baby.
Urtica Urens: ifmilk production does not get
going or is slow to come in. If you are swinging 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.
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