Homeopathy offers great support for mother and baby, from breast-feeding difficulties, colic, constipation, teething complaints, post-natal depression and ailments caused from child-birth. Homeopathic kits are available specifically designed to provide remedies for the listed complaints. There are also numerous books and guides available to give mothers prescribing power, especially useful for middle of the night fevers. For help with selecting the right remedy the Homeopathic Helpline is a valuable resource and support service for homeopathic acute prescribing.
Homeopathic remedies that may treat mastitis including symptoms accompanied by throbbing pain, redness and streaks of pain radiating from the nipple are available as well as a remedy indicated when pain goes from the nipple to all over the body while the baby nurses. In mastitis when the mammae are very hard and sensitive there may be a homeopathic remedy to alleviate this particular discomfort.
La Leche League (http://www.laleche.org.uk/) is highly recommended for mother-to-mother breastfeeding support from pregnancy through to weaning.
Contact The Homeopathic Helpline (calls are charged at £1.53 per minute) for guidance on which remedy may be indicated for your symptoms.
Teething and Colic
Homeopathic remedies recommended for both Colic and Teething especially accompanied by angry crying and the desire to be carried may be useful for supporting a baby through distressing teething symptoms. Give one tablet (which can be crushed in a spoon) as required. There may be a more suitable homeopathic remedy for a teething child who produces lots of green or yellow snot and is very clingy and weepy. For babies suffering with colic where they draw they knees towards their chest another remedy may help. Babies arching their backs with colic may respond better to one homeopathic remedy more than another.