Breastfeeding Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies can help assist with the breastfeeding process and breastfeeding difficulties of all types. Below are the most commonly used homeopathic remedies for different types of nursing issues that breast feeding mothers may have.
Homeopathy 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. Homeopathic remedies help 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 a Certified Homeopathic Practitioner if you want to breastfeed. but find it painful or difficult or both.
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Top Homeopathic Remedies for Breastfeeding Issues Of Various Types
- Agnus castus
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.
- Calcarea carbonica
Used 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.
Used for sore, cracked nipples from breastfeeding.
- Hepar Sulphur
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.
- Lac Caninum
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 breastfeeding.
- Lac Humanun
For scanty or profuse supply with sadness with every ‘let down’ reflex.
- Lac Vaccinum Defloratum (Lac-D)
Use to help stimulate milk production.
- Merc-Sol or Merc-V
Used If there is smelly, burning pus from the breast.
- Natrum Muriaticum
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 and company. 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.
- Ricinus communis (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.
- Secale Cornutum
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.
- Urtica Urens
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.