Homeopathy and Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding our little ones feels like it should be the most natural thing in the world. But it doesn’t always turn out that way. There are many reasons why you and your baby can have issues with breastfeeding.

There is so much information about this available, it can feel really overwhelming, especially in the hormone-rich few days and weeks of postpartum life.

Homeopathic remedies can help to keep it simple. If you are able to find a remedy that matches the symptom picture of what you and your baby are experiencing, it could make all the difference. 

Below are a few of the most common remedies for issues around breastfeeding. But there are many more, and if you would like any support in this please go here and book a free 15 minute no obligation chat with me so we can discuss how I could support you homeopathically through this process. 

Calcarea carbonica – Stitching pain in breasts during breastfeeding. Hot, tender, swollen and distended breasts. The breasts may be pale in colour. Milk can be too abundant, watery, or the supply can be very little. Your baby may find the milk disagreeable. You may feel worse when you get cold, and better with warmth. Any exertion is likely to make you feel worse.

Dulcamara – Breasts become engorged with milk. They feel very sore and delicate. You may feel worse when you get cold or damp, and better for moving around.

Lac caninum – Milk dries up during breastfeeding, and this may switch between your breasts. The breasts feel very full, with a constant pain and soreness, that is made worse by any movement at all. The breasts may feel like they are full of very hard lumps. Your nipples many be painful, and it won’t go away. You may feel a conflict between the sexuality of your breasts, and breastfeeding.

Pulsatilla – The breast milk can be profuse, reduced, blocked or watery. The flow volume may be quite variable. When your baby latches it makes you cry, and fresh air makes you feel better.

Urtica urens – Low supply of milk, or no supply. The breasts are swollen, with stinging and burning pains, they may be itchy.

If you would like to contact me to book a free 15 minute no obligation chat to see how I can help you, please go here.

If you are self prescribing homeopathic remedies, make sure you look up the whole remedy picture before taking a remedy. The information on this blog is designed to give you the key symptoms around breastfeeding issues, but you will have much more success if you look up the remedy in full before using it. If you have any queries please contact me, or another qualified homeopath.