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New Mothers are Now Increasingly Adopting Homeopathic Remedies to Treat Numerous Breastfeeding Difficulties

A treatment that is safe, helps in the long run, has practically zero risk and is not heavy on your pockets. I say its a win-win situation!

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Breast milk is believed to be the healthiest nutrition
Feeding your baby breast mil for the first 6 months is recommended for the nutritional benefits it provides. Pixabay
  • The risk-less practice can help with breastfeeding challenges of different types
  • Breast milk gives optimal start to babies however the practice can be a challenge to the mother
  • An increasing number of mothers are believed to not indulge in breastfeeding because of the stigma, infrastructural problems or health challenges involved with it

New Delhi, August 8, 2017: When faced with medical challenges, we tend to look for ways to address the issue in the fastest possible manner and with the least side effects. For the same effect, India has a proud history of its Homeopathy and Ayurveda practices as alternative medicine.

Homeopathy treatment has been around for several years now. However, the practice has gained popularity in recent years as an effective alternative medicine to allopathic and herbal treatment.

Homeopathy is a completely natural treatment and focuses on curing an individual by stimulating the body to heal itself. Homeopathic remedies are powerful and safe, and are proven to be effective in treating almost all types of health ailments.

Homeopathy also helps in treating breastfeeding difficulties.
The world is increasingly making a shift to homeopathy. Pixabay

The world recently celebrated global Breastfeeding Week from 1-7th August. It has been observed that the percentage of women indulging is breastfeeding is growing. The practice has innumerable benefits for the mother and infant alike. However, nursing women are often faced with it challenges of breastfeeding , such as nipple pain/cracking, engorgement (swelling and discomfort of nipples), mastitis, and inadequate/excessive milk supply.

These difficulties in breastfeeding can be tremendously painful and can even result in new mothers choosing to discontinue the practice. However, homeopathy is now being increasingly considered to deal with these challenges by new mothers of today.

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Dr. Pankaj Aggarwal understands the benefits of homeopathy and believes they can serve as an effective and safe alternative to deal with the challenges of nursing. “Homeopathy will greatly help mothers with nursing and breastfeeding difficulties. Homeopathy helps women with problems that can make it difficult for them to breastfeed successfully” he said, mentioned ANI report.

Homeopathic remedies are safe for both, the mother and the infant, and have no side-effect or risks involved, thus helping make breastfeeding an enjoyable experience.

We give you a round up of breastfeeding challenges that mother face, that homeopathy can assist with during this important period,

  • Causticum – Can be used to increase breast milk in rheumatic women.
  • Lac caninum – Addresses issues of milk production and supply that switch from one side to the other.
  • Phytolacca – For sore and cracked nipples which hurt when the mother nurses. The breast may become hard and lumpy and the mother can experience flu-like symptoms.
  • Nitricum acidum– for bleeding and painful cracks
  • Calcarea carb – The breast can be hot and swollen, however pale in colour. The mother can feel chilly and may even perspire even when chilly. There may be excessive production of watery milk, or the deficiency of it.
  • Belladonna – The first signs of mastitis. During this phase, the mother can feel a throbbing sensation, and may feel hot. Very intense and sudden onset can be observed along with pain and extreme tenderness in the breast, especially worse on the right side.
  • Pulsatilla –  In this case, the breast milk can be watery. The milk supply may be suppressed, or the mother may be over producing milk- sometimes the supply is erratic (not constant, is fluctuating). In such a scenario, the mother can become depressed and tearful. She may cry while breastfeeding and need a lot of support and company.

When choosing a remedy, the mother should be checked thoroughly for any discoloration, visible swelling or anything unusual about the nipples or the milk supply so that the right treatment can be administered.

Benefits of homeopathy-

  • Safe for people of all ages
  • Strengthen the immunity system and cures diseases from the root
  • Helps body treat the disease by itself
  • Zero side effects

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Here’s How Breastfeeding is Linked to Being a Righty or Lefty

Handedness, whether it be right- or left-handed, is set early in fetal life and is at least partially determined by genetics, he noted

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How breastfeeding is linked to being a righty or lefty. Pixabay

Are you a leftie or a righty? The duration for which a child is breastfed by breastfeeding may determine handedness or the dominant hand, says a research.

The study, from the University of Washington, suggests that the prevalence of left-handedness is lower among breastfed infants.

 Children breastfed for longer than nine months were associated with the prevalence for righthandedness.

On the other hand, bottle fed infants were associated with left-handedness.

The reason could be because the region of the brain that controls handedness localises to one side of the brain.

Possibly, breastfeeding optimises this process towards becoming right or left-handed, the researchers explained.

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Breast milk may help boost preemies’ brain development. Pixabay

“We think breastfeeding optimises the process the brain undergoes when solidifying handedness,” said Philippe Hujoel, a professor from the varsity.

“That’s important because it provides an independent line of evidence that breastfeeding may need to last six to nine months,” Hujoel added.

For the study, the researchers included 62,129 mother-child pairs.

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The findings, published in the journal Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, showed that breastfeeding for less than one month, one to six months, and more than six months, when compared to bottle feeding, was associated with a nine per cent, 15 per cent and 22 per cent decreased prevalence of non right-handedness, respectively.

However, the study does not imply that breastfeeding leads to right-handedness, Hujoel emphasised.

Handedness, whether it be right- or left-handed, is set early in fetal life and is at least partially determined by genetics, he noted. (IANS)