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Breastfeeding problems? Natural, safe medicines for common complaints

Posted on January 25th, 2013 by | 2 views
by Mary Aspinwall
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How to keep yourself and baby well using homeopathic medicines

Everything you need to know about helping your body recover from mastitis, blocked milk ducts, cracked nipples, breast abcesses, variable milk production and more.

How Homeopathy can help you keep doing what's best for you and your baby

Did you know that there is a simple, safe and effective way to help your body recover quickly and easily from a range of potentially nasty and disruptive complaints that can occur during breastfeeding?

This lens will tell you how to do just that using Homeopathy.

So what is Homeopathy?

It is a complete system of medicine using carefully selected, very diluted substances. This makes it the perfect medicine to use when pregnant or breastfeeding as it is non-toxic and has no unpleasant side effects.

Here is what had to say about it:
"Homeopathic remedies are reportedly very safe for nursing moms and babies because the remedies (by definition of homeopathy) contain only very dilute versions of the active substances. Many lactation consultants have used or recommended homeopathic remedies to their clients".

Shortly after I gave birth to my first child over 16 years ago, I had a terrible attack of mastitis, which made breastfeeding excrutiatingly painful for me. Luckily before the birth, I had studied a little Homeopathy and I took just one dose of Bryonia (made from a very diluted tincture of white hops) and the pain and swelling disappeared completely and normal service could be resumed without wincing. At this stage in my life I have lost count of the number of times I (and my family) have had reason to be extremely grateful to Homeopathy.

Here are some tips about how Homeopathy can keep things flowing so that both mother and baby enjoy breastfeeding at its best.


MASTITIS (inflammation of the breast)

If your breast is hard, swollen, hot, red and throbbing and you feel feverish try Belladonna 30c.

If it is hard, swollen and hot, but pale in color , rather than red and you cannot bear the slightest movement of the breast take Bryonia 30c.


If there is smelly, burning pus take Merc viv or Merc sol 30c.

If there is pus, the area is very painful and the mother feels chilly, Hepar sulph 30c will help.

If the abscess has pus that is not smelly and strangely painless, but slow to heal, take Silica 30c.


If you are over-producing take one Pulsatilla 30c.
If you are under-producing take Dulcamara 30c.
If you are swinging between the two extremes take Urtica urens 30c.


If you have a lot of soreness with pains radiating out from the nipple take Phytolacca 30c.


If a baby tends to vomit after feeding, the mother can try one dose of Silica 30c. It will go through her milk to the baby.

More about homeopathy...

How many doses should you take?
Only one and wait to see how you respond. Most people feel a little worse for a very short time then much better. You only need to take further doses if you got benefit from the first dose, but then the same symptoms returned. Often one dose will be sufficient and "if you ain't broke don't fix yourself!"

What if it doesn't work?
If there was no benefit from the first dose contact a homeopath and describe your situation in more detail, they will be able to suggest a more effective alternative.

Where can I buy homeopathic medicines?
From pharmacies, health food stores and online. the most economical way to buy them is in a kit, containing the most frequently needed homeopathic medicines. There are kits for home use, foreign travel and for before,during and after childbirth. The same medicines can also be used to help your pets. I designed a range of kits that cover all these areas in depth and also wrote a free online trainig to go with them. To buy a kit or sign up for the free course visit

Can Homeopathy help with other problems?
Yes, with just a little training you can use homeopathic medicines, not just for breastfeeding, but for for a whole range of first aid situations and minor, acute illnesses. This training is available free online from my website at You can also buy medicines online there.

What about more serious complaints?
See a professional, well-qualified, experienced homeopath. They will work to find which one of thousands of possible medicines would best suit you.

Important notice:

Use this information safely and appropriately. Serious injuries and illnesses should never be treated without seeking expert advice. Use your instincts and common sense.

If you are worried call for help first, then give the appropriate remedy whilst you are waiting for help to arrive. If symptoms show no improvement or return, always seek professional help.

A qualified homeopath may be needed to treat the underlying weakness in the patient's constitution.If you already see a homeopath regularly, please discuss self-prescribing with them.


This article was reposted from with permission from Mary Aspinwall.  For more information on Mary and Homeopathy World, visit her website at

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