Babies and Infants Health
In my experience babies and Infants respond beautifully to homeopathy. Below are some of the common complaints that I see at the practice that can be supported by homeopathy.
Many babies experience colic. Parents notice that their baby is uncomfortable and may notice that the baby is pulling their knees into their chest or arching their back in discomfort. Different babies experience colic in different ways. Homeopathy is an individualised medicine and seeks to understand your baby’s colic, when it occurs, what aggravates it etc. Remedies can help with the discomfort but other changes like mothers diet if breastfeeding etc may also help.
It is common for babies to experience nappy rash at some time. Often just the use of calendula cream with help with the problem, other times a remedy is required if the rash is angry and very sore, if it becomes infected or is of a fungal origin.
Birth Trauma or difficult pregnancy
If it was a difficult or traumatic birth or pregnancy, sometimes the babies will hold onto the feelings they or their mother felt at that time. These emotions can sometimes be expressed by sleep problems, constipation/ diarrhoea, excess crying. Homeopathy can bring balance to the emotions and allow the body to release any tension from those experiences.
Low weight gain
Sometimes babies are slow to gain weight in the beginning, this can be worrying for parents. Giving a homeopathic constitutional remedy to the baby or a remedy that matches any additional symptoms can often give the body the push it needs, it may also be the case that this is due to breastfeeding issues that can also be supported. It is adviced that a baby who has slow weight gain is under the care of the local health visitor.
Mucus and Colds etc
Many babies suffer from excess mucus, especially if it was a caesarean birth. Homeopathy can be used to help drain the mucus, increase the child's vitality and support the lungs if there are any breathing difficulties. With any breathing difficulties, it is always advised to seek the advice of a Doctor initially.