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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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  • 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.

ALSO READ: What Mothers are Complaining about this World Breastfeeding Week 2017

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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Breastmilk Aids to Combat Food Allergies in Newborns, says Research

Breastmilk of nursing mothers can help in protecting the newborns from developing food allergies, suggests a new research

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New York, Nov 23: Breastmilk of nursing mothers who eat foods that commonly cause allergy, such as milk, eggs, peanut, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish during pregnancy can help protect newborns from developing food allergies, suggests a new research.

The mouse study, led by the University of Michigan, showed that when a nursing or pregnant mother is exposed to a food protein, it combines with her antibodies, which are transferred to the offspring through breasmilk and breastfeeding.

The food protein-antibody complexes are then introduced to the offspring’s developing immune system, triggering the production of protective T immune cells that suppress allergic reactions to the food.

These protective cells also persist after antibodies from the mother are gone, promoting long-term tolerance to the food.

The findings support the recent allergy prevention guidelines, which reject prior advice urging mothers to avoid high allergic foods during pregnancy or while breastfeeding breastmilk.

“This controlled study shows that mothers should feel free to eat a healthy and diverse diet throughout pregnancy and while breastfeeding,” said James R. Baker, Professor at the University of Michigan.

“Eating a range of nutritious foods during pregnancy and breastfeeding will not promote food allergies in developing babies, and may protect them from food allergy,” Baker said.

The study, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, showed that breast milk from mothers who consumed allergenic foods protected against food allergy, preventing anaphylaxis as well as production of immunoglobulin E and expansion of mast cells, both hallmarks of an allergic response.

Breast milk was found protective even when fed to unrelated offspring not exposed to food allergens in utero.

In other experiments, mothers who had never consumed allergenic foods were given food-specific antibodies from other mothers. This, too, protected their breastfed offspring.

Human breast milk, fed to mice with humanised immune systems (tailored to respond to human antibodies), was also protective, suggesting that the mouse findings may translate to human infants. (IANS)