Homeopathic remedies for breastfeeding problems
Dr Sheetal Bhatia
Domlur, Bengaluru Feb 13, 2017
The first touch of love, breastfeeding. It is the best way to bond and share the love between a mother and a child. Studies claim that a baby’s instinct toward the mother is through the smell of the breast milk, therefore, having a steady flow of breast milk is not just important to feed your new-born but for attachment too.
Breastfeeding is a natural process, but sometimes new mothers face difficulties with it. Homeopathy can help solve common breastfeeding problems. How? Let’s find out.
Homeopathic Approach for Breast Feeding Problems
1. Cracked nipples
Cracked nipples can be an obstacle for a hungry baby.
- Nitricum acidum – for treating bleeding and painful cracks.
- Graphites –for treating itchy cracks with discharge.
2. Low milk supply
Low supply of milk can starve the baby.
- Ricinus communis 6C can help you increase milk secretion.
Oversupply of milk can choke the baby.
- Calcarea carbonica30C helps in reducing milk supply.
Mastitis is a condition where the breasts are infected by bacteria. The symptoms are fever and pain in the breasts.
- Phytolacca 30C
5. Painful Breasts/ Clogged Ducts
If you notice a hard lump on your breast which is red and painful when you touch, then your breasts might be logged/plugged. It happens when the milk ducts are not completely drained of milk on a regular basis.
- Belladonna 30C
- Bryonia 30C
PS: We recommend you to visit a doctor for any health issues, as it is important to know the cause of the ailment and not advisable to take any medication without a proper medical examination and a prescription from a registered medical practitioner.