You want to breastfeed your baby as long as possible. But fatigue or the return to work can disrupt a quality lactation. Dr. Christelle Charvet, homoeopathic gynecologist offers solutions.
To fight against fatigue
- The quality of your lactation goes through your general condition. And not always easy to be at your best with lack of sleep, and the many sources of worry inherent in your life as a young mother!
- To limit the fatigue due to the loss of liquids (perspiration) and boost the production of your milk in case of heat: China rubra 9 CH, 5 granules morning and evening.
- To help you if you have difficulty falling asleep and spend much of your night, awake, to "mill" many thoughts: Coffea 9 CH, 5 granules at bedtime.
- If you feel overwork with lack of sleep, an impossibility to recover the day, forgetfulness and intellectual fatigue: 15 CH, 5 granules twice a day.
- For minor disorders of anxiety or sleep: Passiflora Compound (preparation Laboratory Boiron), 5 granules at bedtime.
- To stimulate milk production when returning to work: Ricinus communis 5 CHet Alfalfa 5 CH, 5 granules each four times daily.
To relieve digestive disorders of your baby
- The embarrassment of starting your child's digestive system can interfere with breastfeeding.
- In case of hiccups, constipation, reflux and abdominal pain, Nux vomica 5 CH, 10 granules to dilute in a bottom of water and give it this solution with a small spoon several times a day.
- For spasms and abdominal pain: Colocynthis 5 CH, 10 granules to dilute in a bottom of water and give it this solution with a small spoon at the time of pain or 10 minutes after feeding.
- These two drugs can be combined in the same bottle. It is also possible to place the pellets directly into your baby's mouth, but he may reject them.
To treat small diseases
- Small "sores" like a cold or cough can exhaust you, and taking certain conventional medications is not recommended when you are breastfeeding. To relieve you:
- In case of colds. If your nose is clear, Alium cepa 7 CH or Kalium bichromicum 9 CH if the nasal discharge is thick. 5 granules to be taken several times a day.
- In case of cough: Stodal (Laboratoire Boiron preparation), 5 granules twice a day. The syrup version contains alcohol, not more than a tablespoon twice a day.