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MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information
POSTPARTUM CARE
HOLISTIC HERBAL & HOMEOPATHIC
(Instruction For Midwives)


For "Informational Use Only".
For more detailed information, contact your health care provider
about options that may be available for your specific situation.





  • Environment
  • Postpartum Bath
  • Afterpains
  • Prolapsed Uterus & Cervix
  • Healing After A Cesarean Section
  • Nipple Soreness
  • Milk Fever & Mastitis
  • Compresses
  • Fever With Engorgement
  • Increasing Milk Supply
  • Decreasing Milk Supply
  • Postpartum Bleeding
  • Newborn Eye Care
  • Umbilical Cord Care
  • Jaundice
  • Colic
  • Recommended Postpartum Supplements & Products




  • ENVIRONMENT

    The room in which the birth has taken place should be kept warm and comfortable for the mother and the baby. Warmed blankets should be available to prevent chilling of both mom and baby. The mother should not be given cold drinks after the birth. Warm herbal tea is better. If the woman becomes chilled and has to warm her body, or warm the contents of her stomach, she will be wasting vital energy that is needed for her recovery. Respect and conserve it.


    MOONDRAGON'S PREGNANCY TEA RECIPE

    2 Parts Red Raspberry Leaf
    1 Part Nettle Leaf
    1 Part Alfalfa Leaf
    1 Part Peppermint Leaf

    Mix dried herbs thoroughly and use a portion to make up a half gallon to a gallon of tea. This blend makes a nice sun tea that can them be refrigerated for a refreshing iced tea to be consumed throughout the day. It provides red raspberry leaf for hormonal balance and uterine toning, Nettle and Alfalfa are high in blood building vitamins and minerals, and the peppermint leaf is good for soothing the digestive system and getting it back to normal as well as giving the tea a nice minty flavor. It tastes fine unsweetened, but if the mom would like a little sweetener, use honey. Honey is high in nutrients and digests easily. A great tea blend for not only pregnancy, but postpartum recovery. It makes a great tea blend for adding recovery tinctures to, if needed, since the flavor of the tea will help "hide" some of the flavors of the tinctures (not all of them taste good). Bulk herbs are available through Mountain Rose Herbs (see banner ads at the bottom of the page or click on the herb above. They have a nice selection of organic bulk herbs for a reasonable price).



    RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

  • Alfalfa Herbal Products
  • Nettle Herbal Products
  • Peppermint Herbal Products
  • Red Raspberry Herbal Products





  • POSTPARTUM BATH
    by Janice Kalman & the Chico Midwives


    POSTPARTUM HERBAL BATH

    If a woman has been consistently stable in immediate postpartum hours, a healing bath is offered:
    Steep covered for at least 20 minutes. In the meantime, scrub the tub thoroughly and rinse carefully. Then paint the tub's entire surface with iodine (betadine), and let stand 20 minutes. Rinse tube completely. Run warm (not hot) water to fill, include a large handful of sea salt, and strain the herbal concoction into the tub. The mother and baby may both get in the bath, provided someone stays with them constantly.


    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Postpartum Care - Bathing


    RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

  • Comfrey Herbal Products
  • Garlic Herbal Products
  • Ginger Herbal Products
  • Rosemary Herbal Products
  • Uva Ursi Herbal Products
  • Witch Hazel Herbal Products
  • Yarrow Herbal Products





  • AFTERPAINS FOLLOWING CHILDBIRTH

    Afterpains following childbirth occur as the uterus is cramping down to prevent blood loss and is returning to its pre-pregnancy size. These can be very painful and distracting for the new mother. You can make your own Afterpain Relief herbal tincture by making a tincture using the bulk herbs mixed with 100 proof vodka and allowed to "steep" for 6 weeks in a cool dark place. It is usually recommended that each herb is tinctured separately and then mixed in the above proportions.

  • Strongly brewed Ginger root tea brings relief from afterpains. Pour 1 cup boiling water over 3 to 5 slices of fresh ginger and steep for 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Motherwort tincture also eases afterpains - begin dosage at 1/2 dropperful and increase as needed. Providing clear-minded, non-drowsy relief from the tension and confusion of overwhelming emotions is the promise of Motherwort. Maintenance dosage is 5 drops of Motherwort tincture in a glass of water, repeated as needed. CAUTION: Excessive use of Motherwort tincture (more than four doses a day for several weeks) may cause you to become dependent on it.

  • Afterpain tincture can be made by blending together the extract-tinctures of individual herbs to make a remedy for after birth pain and cramping. If you are making your own tinctures from scratch - it is always best to make them as a solitary herbal extracts and then blend them after they have been prepared into compounds. Different herbs will take different times to extract the properties from the plant depending upon whether the extract was prepared from fresh plant or dried, whether it was made from leaf or root. Homemade tincture-extracts are easy to make and can take from 3 weeks to 6 weeks before they are ready to use. You can purchase individual herbal preparations and then mix them to your specific needs. Below are some recipes you can use to make your own Afterpain Tincture-Extract preparation using commercial herbal preparations.

  • You can make your own Afterpain Relief preparation by making a tincture using the bulk herbs mixed with 100 proof vodka and allowed to "steep" for 6 weeks in a cool dark place. Shake daily. It is usually recommended that each herb is tinctured separately and then mixed in the above proportions.


    CRAMP BARK & FALSE UNICORN AFTERPAIN BLEND #1

    Cramp Bark-False Unicorn Blend Tincture can be made by blending the individual tinctures together to make a Afterpain Blend. Use one dropperful as needed to relief afterpains.

  • Cramp Bark (Viburnum opulus) Extract, 50%
  • False Unicorn Root (Chamaelirum luteum; Helonias) Extract, 50%


  • Mix together by adding to an herbal tea, juice, or water or placing extract orally under the tongue as needed.

    Crampbark is most notable as a muscle and nervous relaxant for cramping pains. Especially helpful with cramping of PMS and dysmennorrhea, as well as the cramping associated with pregnancy. Also used to prevent miscarriage (often combined with Black Haw). Can use for colic. False Unicorn may be useful in the treatment of infertility, menstrual irregularities and pain, PMS, prostate disorders and for balancing the sex hormones.



    AFTERPAIN BLEND RECIPE #2

    Make a blend of the liquid extracts to make an afterpain extract. Use one dropperful of blended extracts as needed in a glass of water or under the tongue for pain.

  • False Unicorn Root (Chamaelirum luteum; Helonias) Extract, 25%
  • Squaw Vine Herb (Mitchella repens; Partridge Berry) Extract, 25%
  • Crampbark (Viburnum opulus) Extract, 20%
  • Blue Cohosh Root (Caulophyllum thalictroides) Extract, 20%
  • Ginger Root (Zingiber officinale) Extract, 10%


  • Pre-mixed in grain alcohol (70 to 75 percent) and distilled water. If using pre-made tinctures, do not dilute any further until used in herbal teas.


    MoonDragon's Nutritional Therapy: Making A Herbal Tincture - Directions For Making A Herbal Tincture.


    RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

  • Black Haw Herbal Products
  • Blue Cohosh Root Herbal Products
  • Cramp Bark Herbal Products
  • False Unicorn Root Herbal Products
  • Ginger Herbal Products
  • Motherwort Herbal Products
  • Squaw Vine Herbal Products





  • PROLAPSED UTERUS & CERVIX

  • Sometimes a woman's cervix comes down to the opening of her vagina after giving birth. If so, re-glove and gently push the cervix back up to its usual position.

  • Instruct the woman to stay in bed as much as possible, and to begin Kegel exercises.
  • Homeopathic Sepia offers vital support. This remedy is also indicated when a woman reports feeling her insides dropping or sagging when she walks or stands. Have her take several times a day, and continue to rest in bed. Sepia is typically used as a homeopathic remedy indicated for hot flashes, mood swings, easy fainting, uterine disorders, pulsating headache and chronic hepatic trouble. Sepia is a common name for cuttlefish ink.

  • Obtain the assistance of a skilled practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to assist a woman with a uterine, bladder, or hemorrhoidal prolapse or when a woman seems to be especially exhausted and compromised during the weeks postpartum. This is an indication of compromised Liver Chi. Please note that a prolapse at any age and/or recurrent yeast infections are also indications of a weakened Liver Chi. This can be corrected with TCM.

  • MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Uterine Prolapse



    RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

  • Sepia Homeopathic Products





  • HEALING AFTER A CESAREAN SECTION

  • Homeopathic Staphysagria 30C promotes healing after a cesarean section or any surgical procedure when taken several times daily. This will support full recovery. When painful symptoms ease, discontinue use.

  • MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Cesarean Delivery
    MoonDragon's Womens Health Procedures: Cesarean Delivery



    RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

  • Staphysagria Homeopathic Products





  • NIPPLE SORENESS

    Sore nipples are usually caused by improper nursing positions and nursing schedules, or incorrect sucking by the baby. They can also be caused by infection, most commonly with the fungus Candida albicans.

  • Expressing a few drops of breastmilk and rubbing it into the areola will help sore nipples heal.

  • Air Dry completely after each feeding. In the early postpartum period or until her nipples toughen, the mother should air dry her them after each nursing to prevent them from cracking, which can lead to infection. If her nipples do crack, the mother can coat them with breast milk or other natural moisturizers to help them heal. Vitamin E Oil and Lanolin are commonly used, although some babies may have allergic reactions to them. Proper positioning at the breast can help prevent sore nipples. Soreness can be caused when the baby does not have the nipple far enough back in his or her mouth.

  • Proper Breast Feeding Positioning For Your Baby


  • Proper positioning is important. The baby's mouth should be wide open, with the nipple as far back into his or her mouth as possible. This minimizes soreness for the mother. A midwife, lactation consultant, nurse, or other knowledgeable person can help her find a comfortable nursing position.

  • Nurse on the least sore side first. However, it both breasts are sore, hand-express (massage the breast) until letdown occurs and milk is readily available to the baby.

  • Make sure that the baby's jaws exert pressure on the least tender spots. Do not pull away when the baby is about to begin feeding. Learn to relax.

  • Expose nipples to sunlight and/or use dry heat such as a low-wattage electric bulb placed 12 to 18 inches from the breast for 10 to 15 minutes following each feeding.

  • If cracked nipples accompany soreness, apply Aloe Vera gel to the nipples to alleviate pain and promote healing.

  • If nipples are cracked and bleeding, try homeopathic Graphite 30C, taken several times daily.

  • If the pain is severe and persists despite these measures, it may be a sign of a candida infection. See Fungal Infection or Candida Infection. Consult with your midwife or health care provider, if necessary.

  • For Sore Nipples: Grate one medium potato; mix well with 2 to 3 teaspoons Slippery Elm powder. Form into small patty and place on disturbed area for 10 to 15 minutes, 1 to 3 times a day. This remedy may be used on hemorrhoids as well.

  • PREVENTING SORE NIPPLES

  • To prevent sore nipples, feed your baby frequently to avoid having a baby who is overly hungry bite down roughly on the nipple. Change nursing positions often to rotate the pressure of the baby's mouth on the breast, and learn to break suction correctly. Between feedings, keep the nipples dry. Expose them to sunlight and air. Do not wash them with soap, alcohol, or petroleum-based products, which can wash away their natural protection.

  • Pure Lanolin Oil (Liquid Lanolin) can be applied to the nipples to protect them and heal them. Lanolin is a very high quality thick liquid and may be thinned with, Olive Oil, Emu Oil or Cocoa Butter. Pure Lanolin oil can be used like petroleum jelly on chapped skin and as a moisturizer. Lanolin is a natural oil derived entirely from the fiber of sheep's wool. It is secreted from the skin of sheep and becomes trapped in the sheep's wool, giving protection from rain and moisture. This natural secretion is very close to the natural oils we secrete from our own skin. Pure Lanolin is considered a heavy duty moisturizer and emollient that can be used on rough, chapped skin, similar to petroleum jelly. Promotes the smoothness and translucency associated with healthy, youthful skin.

  • There are many Breast & Nipple Care products available commerically.

  • Apply crushed ice in a wet cloth or a wet and frozen gauze pad to the nipples immediately before nursing. Ice is a good local pain killer; it also helps bring out soft or small nipples or the nipple of a very full-breast so the baby can feed more easily.

  • Use Comfrey root ointment to soften and strengthen nipples at the same time. Comfrey root ointments are exceptionally soothing to sensitive nipples and rapidly heal any fissures or bruises. Be sure to rinse any ointment off the areola before nursing so the baby can grasp the breast properly.

  • Yarrow leaf poultices or ointment totally relieves pain and heals cracked nipples rapidly.

  • Vitamin E can help heal and strengthen the nipples. Apply the oil after nursing. Be sure to use only pure vitamin E, not preparations or synthetics.

  • Rub Olive Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Lanolin, or Comfrey Root Ointment into the nipples throughout the latter part of the pregnancy and the beginning weeks of nursing.

  • Try homemade or commercial Calendula ointment to heal and strengthen nipples.

  • MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Herbal Ointments Recipes - Healing Wound Salves
    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Herbal Ointment Recipes - Calendula Ointment
    MoonDragon's Postpartum Care: Breasts
    MoonDragon's Postpartum Care: Day 3 Visit - When your milk comes in after birth.



    RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

  • Almond (Sweet) Herbal Oil Products
  • Aloe Vera Herbal Products
  • Breast & Nipple Care Products
  • Calendula Herbal Products
  • Cocoa Butter Herbal Products
  • Comfrey Herbal Products
  • Emu Oil Products
  • Graphite Homeopathic Products
  • Lanolin Products
  • Olive Oil Herbal Products
  • Slippery Elm Herbal Products
  • Vitamin E Supplement Products
  • Yarrow Herbal Products





  • MILK FEVER & MASTITIS

    If a plugged duct is not take care of, mastitis can result. Soreness and redness in the breast, fever, and flulike symptoms are indicators of this problem. In fact, in a nursing mother all flu-like symptoms should be considered a breast infection until proven otherwise.

    Most engorgement and milk fevers occur during nighttime hours. For this reason, it is wise to have the necessary remedies on hand before this problem occurs.

    MASTITIS RECOMMENDATIONS
    • Drink plenty of fluids.
    • Get plenty of rest.
    • Apply heat with a hot water bottle or heating pad.
    • Do not stop nursing your baby; if you do, the ducts will remain full, and overfilled ducts can worsen the problem.

    Note: FYI - Because cabbage leaves are used to treat sore nipples, mastitis, and many other kinds of "itis," Cabbage leaves can be placed on top of a maxi pad to treat vaginitis. You can experience complete relief from burning and itching within a couple of hours.

  • It is important that when the breasts are full, tender, and hot to the touch, the nursing mother needs to get the baby to nurse. If the breasts are too full for the baby to obtain a good nursing hold, expressing a bit of the milk before hand will help the baby to latch on. It is crucial that the baby nurses as frequently as possible.

  • MASTITIS CONSIDERATIONS

  • Your health care provider may prescribe antibiotics that can be taken by a nursing mother.

  • In rare cases, a breast infection results in a breast abscess, in which the sore breast fills with pus. An abscess may have to be incised to allow drainage. This procedure is performed in a health care provider's office. If an abscess develops, milk should be hand-expressed (massaged) from the infected breast and discarded. Breastfeeding should continue on the uninfected breast until the abscess is healed.

  • MASTITIS: A NON-ANTIBIOTIC TREATMENT (By KellyMom.com)

  • Take mom's and baby's clothes off, get into bed and nurse, nurse, nurse (mastitis appears to be the body's way of telling mom to SLOW DOWN). Get as much rest as possible.

  • Between feedings, use a cold compress on the breast to help with any inflammation. Some moms use hot compresses directly before nursing, but others prefer to stick to the cold. Compresses/poultices that can be helpful. make a Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) infusion: to make an infusion, add 2 to 4 teaspoons of fresh or dried Rosemary to a cup of boiling water. Infuse (steep) for 10 minutes, then strain.

  • In addition to frequent breastfeeding, try using homeopathic Bryonia 30C and Phytolacca 30C. Alternate the two remedies every 20 minutes until engorgement symptoms are resolved. This will usually occur in a few hours.

  • Echinacea tincture with a dosage of 1/2 dropperful per pound of body weight - can be taken several times a day when the breasts are engorged to prevent the onset of mastitis. Tincture of Echinacea taken 3 to 4 times per day, for immune support.

  • Tincture of Oregon Grape Root, 3 to 4 times a day, to promote a healthy immune system.

  • Vitamin C with a 3,000 to 5,000 mg per day megadose is recommended. Vitamin C helps to build and maintain a healthy immune system.

  • Another option: Mix a dropperful of Echinacea Tincture, three cloves of raw Garlic and four to six ounces of carrot juice in a blender and drink the mixture every two hours.

  • A very warm shower can help - let the water just run over your breast.

  • You can also take ibuprofen, which will help with inflammation and pain.

  • If the mastitis does not improve or gets worse after using this treatment for 24 to 48 hours, contact your health care provider or midwife - you may need antibiotic treatment.

  • MASTITIS HERBAL TREATMENT

    Mastitis Herbal Treatment made of a tincture mixture of Chamomile, Garlic, Rosehips extract (use Rose Hips powder if tincture is not available), Echinacea and Fenugreek with the Bach Flower Remedies Walnut Flower Essence and Larch Flower Essence. Store in a 100ml Bottle. Dose 20 drops three times daily taken in a glass of cold Rosehips Tea. Drinking 3 cups of Rosehips daily (hot or cold) makes an immediate difference to your immunity and will assist the mix and use the Castor Oil application to clear the Mastitis quickly. Chamomile tea will provide extra fluid and will help relax the parasympathetic nervous systems responses involved in the letdown process.


    MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Mastitis
    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Breastfeeding
    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Breastfeeding Problems



    RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

  • Bryonia Homeopathic Products
  • Castor Herbal Oil Products
  • Chamomile Herbal Products
  • Echinacea Herbal Products
  • Fenugreek Herbal Products
  • Garlic Herbal Products
  • Larch Flower Essence Products
  • Oregon Grape Herbal Products
  • Phytolacca Homeopathic Products
  • Rosehips Herbal Products
  • Rosemary Herbal Products
  • Vitamin C Supplement Products
  • Walnut Flower Essence Products





  • COMPRESSES

    Compresses can be used to stimulate the flow of milk, preventing it from backing up in the breasts and the breasts becoming infected. Poultice, compresses, and soaks are the best general first aid for painful breasts. Hot water alone has a beneficial effect, as it stimulates circulation and eases the tension in taut tissues; herbs increase the effectiveness. Frequent (4 to 5 times a day), short (3 to 5 minutes), consistent applications work better than sporadic, lengthy treatments. If infection is present, throw away poulticing materials after use. If there is no infection, brews and towels may be reused a number of times.

  • Use a hot compress of Parsley to ease swollen and painful breasts. Place a handful of fresh or dried parsley leaves in a clean cotton diaper, tie with a rubber band, and steep in simmering water for 10 to 15 minutes. Compress the breast with the hot wet bundle.

  • Prepare a cold poultice of grated Raw Potato to draw out the heat of inflammation, localize infection, and unblock clogged tubes. Grate raw potato and apply directly to the breasts, covering with a clean cloth. Remove or replace when dry.

  • Run a sink full of warm water. Bend over it with your breasts in the sink. Allow the milk to flow out, massaging down from the back of the breast toward the nipple. This relieves engorgement and eases pain. This can also be done while in the shower with hot water flowing on the breasts while massaging the milk from the back of the breast to toward the nipple.

  • Warm water may be used alone or steamed, fresh Comfrey or Cabbage leaves, or strong Comfrey tea compresses are more effective than warm water. Bruise the comfrey or cabbage leaves and place them on the sore breasts. Keep compresses on for 20 minutes. During this time, a woman may cry and express concerns, disappointments or fears. The midwife should be present and willing to listen, offering support as needed. Have some warm drink available for the mother during this treatment.

  • Soak breasts in Slippery Elm and slimy Marshmallow root. It delightfully soothes tender tissues, opens clogged ducts and tubes, powerfully draws out infection, and diminishes the pain of engorged, inflamed breasts and sore nipples. Make an infusion of the dried root, steeping two ounces in a half gallon of boiling water overnight. Reheat the infusion to near boiling. Pour it into a sink or basin and soak the breasts until the infusion cools.

  • Gently warm a handful of dried Elder blossoms in just enough Olive Oil to cover; keep warm for twenty minutes. Strain, cool, and rub the oil into the nipples and breasts to relieve pain and sensitivity. Elder root, dug and grated fresh into boiling water, makes an excellent poultice for mastitis.

  • OTHER MASTITIS HERBAL REMEDIES

    Treatment of mastitis with herbs should include hot applications to the breasts (see above) at least 4 times daily. Plenty of bed rest and nursing as often and as long as possible on the infected breast.

  • Poke Root (Phytolacca) is a wide spread weed with tall magenta stalks and black berries. A tincture of the fresh (only) root stimulates lymph gland activity and clears mastitis quickly. Poke root is potent and the effect is cumulative; use no more than 2 drops of tincture daily. It can be combined with Echinacea, but it may be effective as a simple remedy.

  • Bee Propolis is a substance secreted by bees as a glue. It has a history of use against infection in Russia and a strong following among midwives in North America. It is said to accelerate healing time by increasing the body's metabolism and general resistance to disease. A dose of the tincture is 10 to 15 drops twice a day. It combines well with Echinacea.

  • Echinacea root (echinacea augustifolia) is an excellent treatment for even severe cases of mastitis. It can be used as a poultice and taken internally as a herbal medication. Use Echinacea as an infusion by steeping 1 ounce of the root in a pint of boiling water and steep it overnight or at least 8 hours. Drink two cups daily until fever comes down. Then make a lighter infusion; one ounce of the root in a quart of boiling water and drink one or two cups daily for another week. If you must resort to tincture, use 1/2 drop per pound of body weight as a single dose. Repeat the dose up to 6 times a day until the fever remits. Continue with 2 to 3 doses daily for another 7 days or until all symptoms are cleared.

  • ENGORGEMENT REMEDIES

  • Drink Sage tea or infusion. Sage is an anti-galactagogue and dries up milk. If you want to continue breastfeeding, use this remedy carefully.

  • Take 2 drops of Poke Root tincture daily to decrease swelling. The same dose can be used to prevent engorgement.

  • MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Mastitis
    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Poultices & Compresses
    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: PostPartum Care Breasts
    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Breastfeeding
    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Breastfeeding Problems
    MoonDragon's Breastfeeding Index



    RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

  • Bee Propolis Products
  • Comfrey Herbal Products
  • Echinacea Herbal Products
  • Elder Herbal Products
  • Marshmallow Herbal Products
  • Olive Oil Herbal Products
  • Parsley Herbal Products
  • Poke Root Herbal Products
  • Sage Herbal Products
  • Slippery Elm Herbal Products





  • FEVER WITH ENGORGEMENT

  • Make sure the nursing mother stays well hydrated and getting complete rest with treatment.


  • Engorgement or lumpy soreness in the breast accompanied by a rising fever can be resolved with homeopathic Belladonna 30C. This should be taken every 20 to 30 minutes. Fever should reduce to normal in the next few hours, and the homeopathic remedy can be discontinued.

  • While receiving treatment, the nursing mother needs to nurse the baby or express her milk by hand or Breastpump from the congested areas.

  • Coating the breasts with Aloe Vera helps reduce the risk of secondary infection. The magnificent Aloe plant, that is designed to be self-sufficient & thrive in the desert, feeds us in unique ways with its 250+ naturally occurring constituents including: enzymes, amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, glycoproteins, sterols, growth factors, & all sizes of uniquely complex Aloe polysaccharides and mannans.

  • Echinacea tincture taken several times a day will also support the body in healing mastitis.

  • MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Mastitis
    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Breastfeeding
    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Breastfeeding Problems
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Dehydration



    RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

  • Aloe Vera Herbal Products
  • Belladonna Homeopathic Products
  • Breastpump Products
  • Echinacea Herbal Products





  • INCREASING MILK SUPPLY

    Galactagogues help women maintain an abundant supply of breastmilk. They may be helpful to any mother having a difficult time recovering from birth.

  • A classic galactagogue is Dark Beer. Have the mother drink one beer a day, with a raw egg mixed in.

  • Hops can stimulate milk production.

  • Fennel Seed & Barley Water is another remedy used to stimulate milk production. Boil 1/2 cup of Pearled Barley in 3 cups of water for 25 minutes. Save the barley water, and reheat it (do not boil) to make fennel tea. One cup of barley water to one teaspoon Fennel. Do not steep longer than 30 minutes.

  • Blessed Thistle leaves can be taken in a dosage of 1/2 dropperful of the tincture-extract, 2 to 4 times daily. Modern uses of Blessed Thistle (Cnicus benedictus) include increasing milk supply for nursing mothers, memory improvement, increasing appetite and generally preventing sickness. Helps nursing mothers by stimulating the mammary glands and helps to increase breast milk supply.

  • Borage tea can be made from Borage leaves brewed as tea and drunk a few times a day. Borage herb (Borago officinales) is good for reducing fever and restoring vitality after a long illness. Stimulates milk flow in nursing mothers. Considered as a calmative for the nervous system.

  • MILK INCREASE PRODUCTS

  • Red Raspberry supplement relieves morning sickness. It also helps to increase the flow of the mother's milk, brings balance into the menstrual cycle, and will help alleviate excessive bleeding and cramps. This herb can also be combined with Marshmallow to increase and enrich breastfeeding mother's milk supply. Fenugreek combats diabetes, the fastest growing disease in America by regulating the rate at which the body absorbs sugars. In addition to increasing milk supply of nursing mothers, Fenugreek has been commonly used to treat bronchitis, arthritis, kidney problems, and male reproductive conditions.

  • Mammary Care, a TCM Formula, is a time-honored formula is used in Chinese medicine to promote blood circulation and remove stasis, inhibit inflammation, and maintain healthy internal secretion and consistency of the breasts.

  • MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Breastfeeding
    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Breastfeeding Problems



    RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

  • Barley Herbal Products
  • Blessed Thistle Herbal Products
  • Borage Herbal Products
  • Fennel Herbal Products
  • Fenugreek Herbal Products
  • Hops Herbal Products
  • Mammary Care TCM Herbal Products
  • Marshmallow Herbal Products
  • Red Raspberry Herbal Products





  • DECREASING MILK SUPPLY

    Sometimes a woman may choose not to breastfeed. This may be due to an illness, miscarriage, or stillbirth or some other reason. In making this choice, they will have to deal with their milk supply.

  • To help ease engorgement, follow the instructions above.

  • In addition, she will need help in binding her breasts with a long, stretchy wrap.

  • Cold compresses also act to dry up the milk. Caution should be used using cold of any form during postpartum treatments since it undermines postpartum healing.

  • Two drops daily of Poke Root tincture can be added to minimize or prevent engorgement and to decrease swelling.
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  • Drinking Sage (Salvia officinalis) tea or infusion is a dependable method for reducing milk production. Sage is an anti-galactagogue and dries up milk. If you want to continue breastfeeding, use this remedy carefully.

  • MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Breastfeeding
    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Breastfeeding Problems



    RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

  • Pokeroot Herbal Products
  • Sage Herbal Products





  • EXTENDED POSTPARTUM BLEEDING

    Postpartum vaginal bleeding (known as lochia) will occur for 2 to 6 weeks following delivery. Usually it is over within 2 to 3 weeks, depending on the woman. It is common for postpartum bleeding to stop and start again or to be characterized by intermittent spotting or bleeding. Return of menses is rare among fully breastfeeding women in the first 8 weeks postpartum. Lochia is leftover blood, mucus, and tissue from the uterus. The flow is bright red, heavy and may contain clots at first, then turns pink to brown and decreases in amount. Use sanitary pads or incontinence pads to absorb lochia and not tampons.

    About 25 percent of non-fully-breastfeeding women report a sort of mini-period right around 6 weeks postpartum. They say that the bleeding seemed to have stopped a few weeks earlier, but then they have had a period that was sort of 1/2 to 2/3 of a regular period for them, the bleeding had a sudden onset and was continuous for a few days, and then stopped completely. WHO references this mini-period as an "end-of-puerperium" bleeding episode.

  • If you do not nurse your baby, you can expect to menstruate again within 4 to 8 weeks. The first menstrual flow tends to be heavy and contains clots. It may start, stop, start again. The second period should be more or less normal. As long as you are nursing, the flow will not ordinarily appear. But if it does, do not worry, it will not interfere with breastfeeding your baby.

  • Postpartum bleeding can increase in intensity if you are too active after the baby is born. It will appear to be bright red and will increase in intensity. If this happens, slow down, rest, and take it easy. It is nature's way of telling you that you are overdoing it.

  • Postpartum hemorrhage can occur anytime within the first 24 hours postpartum (this is the most critical time for the mother and she needs to be watched. In a homebirth setting, midwives encourage mothers to breastfeed their newborns and breastfeed often. The contractions caused by the breastfeeding will help to keep the uterus firm. Immediately postpartum, the uterus will contract into a ball about the size of a grapefruit. It needs to be checked regularly by the midwife or by any other member of the birthing party that will remain with the mother after the midwife and her assistants leave the home. There should be someone with the birthing mom for the first 24 to 48 hours after the birth that can provide help and let the midwife know if something is happening. Uterine massage is done by massaging deeply, but gently, the lower belly beneath the mother's belly button until you can feel the uterine "ball". This is not comfortable for the mother, but it is a necessary function. A first time mother will have less problems with a "soft" uterus than one that has given birth several times. Your midwife should instruct you on uterine massage before she leaves the birth. If the midwife feels it necessary, you may take one of these postpartum hemorrhage formulas as a herbal aid in preventing or stopping postpartum hemorrhage. If you make your own tinctures, be sure to obtain quality organic herbs from a reliable source.


  • ANTI-HEMORRHAGE TINCTURE #1

    1 part fresh (1/4 part dried roots) Blue Cohosh roots
    1 part fresh (leaf, flowers, stalk, seeds) Shepherd's Purse
    1 part fresh Motherwort leaves (and stalk)
    100 proof vodka or grain alcohol


    Chop the herbs coarsely and fill a jar to the top with the herbs. Cover completely with vodka. Cap securely and label with the date and contents. The tincture will be ready in 6 weeks.

    The Blue Cohosh promotes release of oxytocin and makes the uterus clamp down. The Shepherd's Purse is a fast-acting hemostatic and vasoconstrictor. It also encourages the uterus to clamp down. The Motherwort adds a calming influence to help forestall shock and relieves pain. The usual dosage is a dropperful under the tongue, repeated in a minute if necessary.


  • Moxa therapy applied midline between pubic bone and umbilicus (known as the Conception Vessel) and over the sacroiliac joints supports uterine involution. Referral to TCM is appropriate.

  • Shepherd's Purse tincture at a dosage of 1/2 dropperful twice a day for up to a week.


  • ANTI-HEMORRHAGE TINCTURE #2

    1 ounce dried Blue Cohosh roots
    1 ounce dried Witch Hazel bark
    1/2 ounce dried Valerian or Lady's Slipper root
    1.5 cups (12 ounces) 100 proof Vodka


    Place the dried herbs in a pint jar, add vodka and cap tightly. Label with date and contents. Let sit for six weeks or longer at room temperature. Decant by pouring off liquid, then putting wet plant material through a centrifugal juicer to thoroughly extract remaining liquid. Store in well-labeled brown glass in a cool place away from direct light.

    Blue Cohosh stimulates the uterus to contract and close down rapidly. Witch Hazel is one of the most powerful and fast-acting hemostatics known. Valerian or Lady's Slipper checks spasms and relieves pain and tension. The usual dosage is two dropperfuls, about 50 drops, under the tongue. This may be repeated in a minute if needed, and again, 10 minutes later, if desired.


    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Postpartum Care - Bleeding


    RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

  • Blue Cohosh Herbal Products
  • Lady's Slipper Herbal Products
  • Motherwort Herbal Products
  • Shepherd's Purse Herbal Products
  • Valerian Herbal Products
  • Witch Hazel Herbal Products





  • NEWBORN EYE CARE

    Common causes of red, sticky eyelids, and eye irritations in newborns are blocked tear ducts, irritation from the use of silver nitrate or prescription antibiotic drops, yeast (candida) infection, inclusion conjunctivitis, gonorrheal infection and pinkeye.


    MOONDRAGON'S NEWBORN EYEWASH

    As a preventive measure after the birth of a baby (since I do not use any prescription medications in my birth bag), I use an herbal combination of Echinacea root, Goldenseal root, and Red Clover plant & flowers and/or Eyebright herb in a strained infusion that has steeped in a closed quart jar of boiling water for 4 to 8 hours or longer (overnight) at room temperature. Many times I will begin to brew this solution during labor so it will be ready to use before I leave the birthing mother. It is used as a wash or compress for the babies eyes for the first few days, sometimes longer.


  • Goldenseal root is considered to be an effective broad spectrum antibiotic and fungicide, as well as astringent and anti-inflammatory actions, effective agains a wide range of topical and internal infections of the respiratory, digestive, and urinary tracts. It is very much in demand worldwide. Its antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties have led researchers to study goldenseal root as a possible alternative to chemical antibiotics. Goldenseal also appears to promote healthy glandular function, and may have a tonic and detoxifying effect on the entire system. Goldenseal boosts the immune system, helps with colds, flu, infection, inflammation, heals mucus membranes, helps digestion problems. Topically it has been used for skin and eye infections (such as conjunctivitis and blepharitis), as a mouthwash for soothing canker sores, and as a tea for diarrhea, upper respiratory and vaginal infections. Because of its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic actions, it is useful for cleaning wounds, reducing hemorrhoids, and alleviate skin infections (including ringworm and athlete's foot). The two primary alkaloids in goldenseal are hydrastine and berberine, along with smaller amounts of canadine. They have demonstrated antimicrobial effects against a wide range of bacteria, protozoa, and fungi, including Chlamydia species, E. coli, Salmonella typhi, Candida albicans and Entamoeba histolytica. Suggested Usage: Take 1/4 teaspoon or less, in water or juice, 2 times per day. Maximum Usage: 5 consecutive days. Store in cool, dark place. Keep out of reach of children. WARNING: Not for long-term use. Do not take while pregnant because berberine can stimulate contractions. Goldenseal may raise blood pressure and may not be suitable for people with high blood pressure (may use Myrrh as a substitute). It should not be used for extended periods of time by those with heart conditions.

  • As an eyewash, Red Clover herb can be used to treat conjunctivitis. Red Clover comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. For a tea, take 1 cup of boiling water to 2 to 3 teaspoons of dried flowers.

  • Eyebright herb is used for weak and tired eyes, failing vision, inflammation, conjunctivitis, ulcers, and eye strain. An antihistamine and anti-inflammatory for the membranes of the eyes and nose. Also has astringent properties. Eyebright herb helpful for sore, itchy eyes. Eyebright herb strengthens the eyes and promotes elasticity of the nerves. It is especially helpful for sore, itchy eyes that have discharge. May be taken internally or used externally as an eyewash or compress.

  • Pinkeye is a bacterial infection of the conjunctiva, the lining of the eyelid and eyeball. It is also known as conjunctivitis, of inflammation of the conjunctiva. It is highly contagious and can be easily spread through contact with the pus (exudate) found on towels, bedding, and fingers. Rubbing your own eyes after contact with your baby can give you the infection as well. Be sure to carefully wash hands and anything else that comes in contact with the bacteria to minimize the spread of infection. If you want to try a herbal blend instead of prescription medication, use the Newborn Eye Wash above that I carry in my birthbag. If the infection persists or worsens, contact a health care provider for a prescription medication for treatment. Use Salt Water (Saline Solution) to unblock a tear duct. Remedies for pink eye can also be used. Nasaline Salt is 99.9 percent purified pharmaceutical grade salt specifically made for use in mixing saline solution. Mix one (1) measured teaspoon of Nasaline Salt in two (2) cups of warm water.

  • Similasan Pink Eye Drops is a natural pink eye remedy. It relieves the redness, burning and watery discharge associated with conjunctivitis.

  • Breastmilk is a favorite remedy for pinkeye. For mild infections, squirt a stream or two of breastmilk directly into the eye from the breast. For a more infected eye, carefully flush the eye with a tablespoon of fresh breast milk at least five times daily. Do not use this remedy if the mother has mastitis (breast infection).

  • A Chickweed poultice is another great remedy for conjunctiva. Chickweed is found in yards, gardens and in the wild. Use the green stalks with leaves and tiny flowers, a handful will do, and steep with hot water. If you use dried Chickweed, let it soak in boiling water for 15 minutes or until it looks plump. Apply the warm plant directly to the eyelid of the infected eye(s). Leave it on until it cools and discard the plant material after use. Depending upon the severity of the infection, poultice 4 to 10 times daily. Results can appear immediately and clear up completely within 48 hours. Continue to use the poultice for another day or two after all symptoms have disappeared to complete the healing process.

  • Goldenseal, Eyebright, and Chamomileare favorite herbs used for conjunctiva. These can be used alone or in combination, brewed and used as a wash or compress to wash the baby's eyes. Goldenseal root is considered to be an effective broad spectrum antibiotic and fungicide, as well as astringent and anti-inflammatory actions, effective agains a wide range of topical and internal infections. Eyebright herb used for weak and tired eyes, failing vision, inflammation, conjunctivitis, ulcers, and eye strain. An antihistamine and anti-inflammatory for the membranes of the eyes and nose. Also has astringent properties. Eyebright herb helpful for sore, itchy eyes. Eyebright herb strengthens the eyes and promotes elasticity of the nerves. It is especially helpful for sore, itchy eyes that have discharge. May be taken internally or used externally as an eyewash or compress.Chamomile's soothing qualities make it a wonderful treatment for heartburn and stomach upset by relieving esophageal irritation. It is helpful as a comforting relief for stress and anxiety or before bedtime to help with insomnia difficulties. Caution: Do not use chamomile if you have an allergy to ragweed. Do not use chamomile on an ongoing basis, as ragweed allergy may result. Do not use chamomile oil during pregnancy since the oil is a very potent uterine stimulant. It can be used safely in dried or fresh herb form as a tea.

  • In china, Human saliva is used to prevent or cure conjunctiva. The mother licks the newborn eyes (since it only attacks the eyes, it is safe to lick it away).

  • Goldenseal and Red Clover eyewash infusion that has been well strained is used for yeast (candida) infection. Goldenseal root is considered to be an effective broad spectrum antibiotic and fungicide, as well as astringent and anti-inflammatory actions, effective agains a wide range of topical and internal infections. Red Clover herb can be used to treat conjunctivitis as an eyewash - as an infusion, take 1 cup of boiling water to 2 to 3 teaspoons of dried flowers.

  • Inclusion conjunctivitis is caused by chlamydia bacteria. This bacteria infection is found in 10 percent of all women and is usually is non-symptomatic. As many as 50 percent of babies born to women having this infection will get inclusion conjunctivitis. The infection will be obvious within a week or two of the birth, but can take as long as 6 weeks to appear. If left untreated, it can cause permanent scarring of the conjunctiva. It is usually treated within 15 days with sulfonamides (a prescription drug). Echinacea may be helpful for successful treatment.

  • Gonorrheal infections appear soon after birth, usually within the first week. If left untreated in the newborn's eyes, it can lead to blindness. This can be prevented if the infant is treated with antibiotics within one week.

  • Caution: If you do not see improvement after using a remedy for pinkeye for 3 days, contact your health care provider without hesitation.

  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Pinkeye / Conjunctiva
    MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: STDs - Chlamydia
    MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: STDs - Gonorrhea
    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: PostPartum Care - Baby



    RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

  • Chamomile Herbal Products
  • Chickweed Herbal Products
  • Echinacea Herbal Products
  • Eyebright Herbal Products
  • Goldenseal Herbal Products
  • Nasaline Salt Products
  • Pink Eye Supplement Products
  • Red Clover Herbal Products





  • UMBILICAL CORD CARE

    The cut end of the umbilical cord is a likely doorway to bacteria. Bacteria prefers moist, airless environments so the usual approach to cord care is keeping the umbilical stump exposed, dry, and clean until it is completely healed and falls off.

  • Allow your newborn to be naked. If possible, the baby should be placed in the sunlight with fresh air for a few minutes every day. Air and sunlight are both potent healers and infection preventers. If the weather is prohibitive for outdoor sunbathing and the baby must be indoors, be sure the room is warm, comfortable, and the baby is placed in a sunny window. This is a highly effective way of insuring a dry and air umbilical stump and the sunlight will help with newborn jaundice, which commonly appears about 3 to 4 days after the birth, by breaking down the bilirubin in the baby's body. When the baby is diapered, be certain to fold the front of the diaper down below the umbilicus. This will keep the umbilicus away from a wet diaper.

  • Use Honey to coat the umbilical stump. This may sound messy or strange to you, but this is an old remedy that women have sworn by over the years. It absolutely prevents infection and helps the cord to dry quickly. Honey is a safe and sterile dressing plus an astringent. It can be used for all types of wounds and burns. New Zealand Manuka Honey has medicinal qualities not found in other honeys and seems to have the ability to naturally destroy staphaureus and streptococcus. Staph, and strep bacteria are typically involved in the common sore throat, cold, canker sore and fever blister. Manuka Honey is also applied to minor cuts, pimples and scratches. Manuka honey also tastes great on toast, mixed with butter, peanut butter or to sweeten tea. Pure Organic Honey direct from New Zealand. Made from the Manuka flower to produce a honey rich in natural taste and healing qualities that are only created from the Manuka.

  • A few drops of Echinacea tincture on the newly cut cord stump is a reliable way of treating the umbilical cord. Apply this several times a day to encourage rapid healing. It will discourage bacteria and eliminate mild infections. If infection is clearly present (redness, extreme tenderness, pus), use echinacea tincture internally as well as externally (see link for an alcohol-free child's tincture). The usual dose is 1 drop of tincture per pound of body weight, once a day. The tincture can be given to the baby, or the mother can take it herself and the baby will obtain the benefits through the mother's milk. With this method, the mother should drink a cupful of infusion or a dropperful of tincture in some water 15 or 20 minutes before nursing, 3 times daily. Whichever way you decide to administer echinacea to counter an established infection, continue using it for at least a week and until the infection is completely gone.

  • Goldenseal tincture may also be used. Treat the cord several times daily until the stump falls off. If you use MoonDragon's Newborn Eyewash for washing the newborn's eyes, this infusion can also be used for treating the cord stump as well by dabbing the cord stump with a infusion soaked cotton ball or gauze pad. Use a clean cotton ball with each infusion dip. Do not double dip (use the soaked cotton ball on the skin and then redipping it into the solution again) the cotton balls or gauze pads as this will contaminate the infusion.

  • Comfrey leaf compresses can be used externally to sooth and relieve pain and promote rapid healing. To make Comfrey leaf infusion, use 1 ounce of dried leaves (2 handfuls of cut-up leaves, three handfuls of whole leaves) in a quart jar. Fill the jar to the top with boiling water, put the lid on and let it steep for four hours at room temperature.

  • MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Poultices & Compresses

  • Rosemary leaves have antiseptic and healing properties. Rosemary will challenge a mild infection at the umbilical stump. Use Rosemary tincture or powdered Rosemary directly on the umbilicus at every diaper change to quickly dry it and kill bacteria.


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  • Comfrey Herbal Products
  • Echinacea Herbal Products
  • Goldenseal Herbal Products
  • Honey Herbal Products
  • Rosemary Herbal Products





  • JAUNDICE

    There are 3 different types of jaundice that your newborn may exhibit. They all produce the typical yellow cast in the skin and eyes.
    • Physiological Jaundice.
    • Breast Milk Jaundice.
    • Pathological Jaundice.

    The first two types of jaundice, although alarming, are not to be worried about. Untreated pathological jaundice, however, can lead to kernicterus and brain damage. The type of jaundice is determined by the general health of your baby, the level of bilirubin in your baby's blood, and how the bilirubin level increases or decreases.

    PREVENTING JAUNDICE

    Your fetus received oxygen from your placenta. To aid in this oxygenation, the fetus had a large number of red blood cells available to pick up this placental oxygen and transport it back to the fetal body. After birth, the baby no longer uses placental oxygen but supplies its own oxygen by breathing. As a result, the extra red blood cells that were needed before birth, are no longer needed after birth and begin to break down by enzyme action in the baby's liver. The baby's intestine is immature and cannot fully eliminate the broken-down red blood cells. Bilirubin is a byproduct of this cellular breakdown process. Bilirubin is reabsorbed and circulates in the blood stream of the baby, tinting the skin and eyes yellow.

  • The mother should eat a diet rich in minerals, vitamins, and protein while pregnant. Well-nourished mothers bear children with healthy livers, capable of clearing the extra red blood cells more rapidly.

  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Information Index, Guidelines, Therapy, Diets, & Recipes

  • Dandelion included in your prenatal diet and during early lactation helps your fetus/baby to develop a strong liver. Dandelion leaves, cooked or raw, and Dandelion root, tinctured or decocted is used. A tablespoon of decoction or 10 drops of tincture several times a week, or one serving of Dandelion weekly during the last three months of pregnancy. This is especially recommended if you had a previous child with pathological jaundice. If you gather your own dandelion greens for consumption, avoid areas that have been treated with chemicals or are found near roadways where car exhaust is a problem. Wild gather them only in safe areas away from populations and herbicide controls.

  • Avoid all drugs during labor. Pitocin, routinely used in hospitals to induce and hasten labor, is known to cause high bilirubin levels. Many allopathic drugs, and stress in general, also slow down the functioning of the newborn's liver and thus increase the duration of jaundice.

  • Although many midwives, including myself, will wait until the cord is no longer pulsating to cut the cord after birth (this gives the newborn a little extra oxygen support until s/he can stabilize her/his own breathing), if necessary, the umbilical cord is cut as soon as practical after the birth. A long wait forces the newborn to accept more blood and more red blood cells from the placenta.

  • Breastfeeding the newborn frequently during the first week helps to prevent jaundice. Every four hours is a minimum. Most newborns will feed every 3 hours as an average. Babies that nurse often excrete bilirubin more efficiently and are often less likely to be jaundiced. Make sure the mother is getting plenty of fluids to help establish a plentiful supply of breastmilk.

  • PHYSIOLOGICAL JAUNDICE

    Physiological Jaundice is the term used for normal jaundice of newborns. This usually appears one to five days after birth (about the same time the mother's milk comes in). About 70 percent of all newborns show some physiological jaundice. Blonds and Native American babies, babies born with the aid of drugs, babies not allowed to breastfeed at once and on demand, and premature babies are at greatest risk of developing severe physiological jaundice. The symptoms are yellow skin, yellow eyes, a bilirubin level of 12 or more which decreases soon after the third day, and an active baby. If the newborn is healthy, nursing well, and is active, he can be treated safely at home. Normal jaundice usually disappears within a week.

  • Natural Sunlight is helpful. Place the baby's crib or bassinet in a room with lots of natural light. Babies in a hospital do better and have less jaundice if placed near a window. Bilirubin lights used in the hospital work on the same principle as sunlight.

  • Breastfeeding is the most important remedy a mother can use. The breast milk, especially the colostrum, helps the baby colonize the intestinal bacteria that is needed to help bind and excrete the broken down red blood cells. Nursing also provides the baby with extra protein, which protects the brain from damage while the bilirubin level is elevated. Nurse the baby immediately. Nurse the baby frequently on demand. Do not worry about keeping a feeding schedule, instead feed the baby whenever he or she is hungry. This will also help with breast engorgement when your milk comes in about the third day postpartum.

  • Sunlight breaks down bilirubin. Undress the baby, covering his eyes and put him in the sun every day. Five minutes in early morning or late afternoon, even filtered through clouds or glass, is the recommended minimum. Continue sun baths for at least a week, or until the baby's skin returns to normal.

  • Catnip or Catmint tea sipped by the mother and given in small amounts to the newborn is good for treating physiological jaundice. The mother should drink at least 2 cups a day, preferably just prior to nursing. Catnip tea is also helpful for baby colic relief and babies find it soothing.

  • If the mother has insufficient breastmilk, supplement the breastmilk with Comfrey leaf tea for the baby. The controversial ingredient in comfrey is only found in the fresh young comfrey. Once dried, the tea made from the leaves is safe and beneficial. Comfrey contains several amino acids necessary for proper brain growth of fetuses and babies. It also helps to colonize the intestines of the newborn with beneficial bacteria.

  • Agrimony infusions help resolve jaundice. It is good for correcting liver, gall bladder, spleen, and kidney problems. Pick the whole fresh plant while it is flowering and dry it well. Half a cup of the pleasant, astringent tea consumed by the breastfeding mother will pass its affect through the breastmilk to the jaundiced newborn if taken several times daily just prior to nursing.

  • If the newborn's jaundice is severe, have the mother sip Dandelion root infusion or decoction throughout the day. The brew is bitter but tolerable if salt (not sugar) is added to it. Drops of the infusion or decoction can also be given directly to the newborn. Either way, directly or through the breastmilk, dandelion stimulates and supports liver function in the newborn. There is no limit to the amount of dandelion the mother can use (except the taste), the daily minimum is one cup of the infusion for the mother and one teaspoon of the decoction for the baby.

  • BREASTMILK JAUNDICE

    Breastmilk Jaundice usually appears sometime after the first two weeks of the newborn's life. It is quite rare, occurring in only 0.5 percent of all newborns. Its symptoms are yellow skin, yellow eyes, a bilirubin level of up to 20, and an active, nursing baby. As the name implies, this jaundice is caused by breastmilk. It is thought that steroids in breastmilk occasionally act as an antagonist to the enzymes that break down the extra red blood cells in the infant. Breastmilk jaundice often persists as long as two months.

  • Relax!. There is no need to treat breastmilk jaundice as long as your baby is healthy, active, and nursing strongly.

  • The homeopathic remedy, Cheladonium 3X is for all types of jaundice. This remedy can stimulate strong liver functioning. Caution: Do not use the herb Cheladonium (Celandine) itself, only use the homeopathic preparation or the flower essence.

  • To check for breastmilk jaundice and the baby is getting yellower, the mother can stop breastfeeding for a very short time, no more than 48 hours. If this is true breastmilk jaundice, the bilirubin level will drop 5 to 10 points. Resume nursing immediately. There is no reason to stop nursing altogether. If anything, it may complicate the jaundice if the mother removes the nurturing closeness of breastfeeding.

  • To increase enzymatic activity in the baby's liver and intestines, use small amounts of fresh Wheat Grass Juice (See Juicing)). The baby may take up to 20 drops daily. The mother can pass on the benefits through her breastmilk by drinking up to 2 ounces daily. Large amounts of this Chlorophyll concentrate can produce minor side effects such as nausea. Use Wheatgrass powder or Green Food supplement products as a source of nutrients.

  • PATHOLOGICAL JAUNDICE

    Pathological Jaundice is due to pathological processes in the newborn, such as Rh or ABO blood group incompatibility, or a damaged or malformed liver, or as a side effect of several maternal conditions, including drug use. This jaundice appears within the first week of life, often by the first day. Symptoms include yellow skin and eyes, a bilirubin level of 12 or more which continues to rise after the third day, and a dehydrated, lethargic baby. It is highly advisable not to treat a baby with pathological jaundice at home without the aid of an experienced health care provider. Untreated, pathological jaundice can lead to brain damage.

    TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM) offers a very effective remedy for newborn jaundice, which parents can obtain from a Chinese apothecary or herbalist. Simmer this root, and swab the liquid inside the baby's mouth. One or two applications will usually clear jaundice.

  • In china, midwives customarily feed a dose of Mishmi Bitter (Lat: Coptis sinensis or C. teeta; Chinese: Huang lien; Goldthread) to newborn infants as a general antidote against all poisons, particularly venereal and other infections possibly contracted in the womb from the mother. It is used to treat jaundice as well as many other "full-heat" symptoms. Huang Lian is commonly used in Chinese herbalism, where it is considered to be one of the 50 fundamental herbs. The root is a pungent, very bitter, cooling herb that controls bacterial and viral infections, relaxes spasms, lowers fevers and stimulates the circulation. It is one of the most frequently used herbs in prescriptions for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. The root is analgesic, locally anesthetic, antibacterial, antidote, antipyretic, bitter, blood tonic, carminative, cholagogue, digestive, sedative, stomachic, tonic and vasodilator. It is particularly helpful in the treatment of diarrhea, acute enteritis and dysentery, whilst it is also used in the treatment of insomnia, fidget, delirium due to high fever, leukaemia and otitis media. Externally it is used to treat various skin problems such as acne, boils, abscesses and burns whilst it is also used as a gargle for mouth and tongue ulcers, swollen gums and toothache. As an eyewash it is used to treat conjunctivitis. The root is harvested in the autumn and used fresh or dried. The potent 5 to 1 powdered extract, means that one gram of extract is equal in potency to 5 grams of herb.

  • MoonDragon's Pediatric Information: Neonatal Jaundice


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  • Agrimony Herbal Products
  • Catnip Herbal Products
  • Celandine Herbal Products
  • Cheladonium Homeopathic Products
  • Comfrey Herbal Products
  • Dandelion Herbal Products
  • Goldthread (Mishmi Bitter) Herbal Products
  • Green Food Herbal Products
  • Wheatgrass Herbal Products





  • COLIC

    Colic is severe abdominal pain in a baby and is caused by spasmodic contractions of immature intestines or gas trapped in the intestines. This will cause the baby to fuss, cry loudly, and simply be miserable, which of course makes the baby's mother and other family members miserable as well. The baby's digestion is affected strongly by the mother. Her emotions, the foods she eats (while breastfeeding), her sense of security and well-being, and other individual factors will contribute to the presence or absence of colic.

    PREVENTING COLIC

  • Feed the baby often, small, frequent feedings are less likely to produce colic than a large feedings.

  • Soothe the infant with skin-to-skin contact during feedings. The baby will find this reassuring and promotes good digestion. Use the "colic hold" which is holding the baby astraddle in the the mother's arm with the head resting in the crook of the mother's elbow and the top of the legs in the mother's hand. Be sure the head stays higher than the feet while the baby nurses.

  • Do not eat onions, garlic, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, turnips, radishes, kale, collards, cauliflower, and all types of cabbage during the first six months of the mother's lactation. All of these foods are rich in sulfur which promotes intestinal gas in the mother and the breastfeeding baby.

  • The mother should avoid more than one small glass of prune juice daily. Any laxatives may distress the infant's intestines.

  • Avoid chocolate, peanuts, peanut butter, sugar, and white flour. All of these foods disrupt and slow intestinal activity in the mother and the nursing baby.

  • The mother should eliminate possible allergens from her diet. Allergies to soy, wheat, corn, dairy, and pectin (in most fruit) can cause colic.

  • The mother needs to breastfeed in a serene, secure environment. If she cannot provide it physically, then she needs to create it mentally.

  • If the mother does not breastfeed, use Goat's Milk, if available. Cow milk contains 7 times as much casein (a protein) as human milk, and very large fat globules, both of which are difficult to digest and are gas forming. The low lactose found in cow's milk makes it difficult for proper digestive bacteria (lactobacillus) to thrive in the baby's intestines, making colic more likely. Goat's milk has the same amount of casein as human milk, very small fat globules, and a high lactose content.

  • If the mother must use cow's milk, she should add Acidophilus to the cow's milk. Use a tablespoon of Acidophilus liquid or a capsule of Acidophilus powder (open and pour the powder into the milk) in every 8 ounce bottle to make the cow's milk digestible. If acidophilus is not available, substitute a tablespoon of fresh yogurt with active cultures.

  • REMEDIES FOR COLIC

  • A few teaspoons of crushed aromatic seed tea, such as Fennel, Dill, Anise, Cumin, Coriander, or Caraway can be given to the baby to greatly relieve the discomfort of colic. The nursing mother can drink a cup of this tea just before nursing to pass the benefits on to the baby. The antispasmodic and carminative effects pass readily into the breastmilk. The tea is prepared by pouring one cup of boiling water over a scant teaspoon of any one of the seeds or a blend of seeds. Steep for no more than 15 minutes. Strain thoroughly before giving to the baby. The seed teas can be consumed warm or chilled.

  • Catnip or Catmint tea is useful for colicky babies. It relieves the spasms in the intestines and encourages sleep. It is great for fussy, cranky babies.

  • Cold wet wool socks put on the baby's feet and then have dry cotton socks on over the wool socks. This allegedly relaxes the baby and helps them to fall asleep.

  • Slippery Elm Bark is a soothing herb for the digestive system. It has a maple syrup flavor. It soothes the infant with severe colic or reactions to food. This herb is prepared as a "gruel" instead of a tea. It somewhat appears to be slimy like snot. Make it by mixing a liquid sweetener (such as barley malt, sorghum, maple syrup) with Slippery Elm powder, until it is all wet. Then add hot milk or water slowly until a slippery porridge results. (Do not feed honey to children younger than one year old. Botulinus spores, non-harmful to adults, may be present in honey and cause botulism, a sometimes fatal illness, in an infant.) Slippery Elm Bark can also be added to hot cereals. Replace a spoonful of dry cereal with a spoonful of Slippery Elm Bark powder, then cook the cereal as usual. There is no known limit to the amount of Slippery Elm Bark that can be consumed. For colic, add one or more servings of Slippery Elm Bark to the diet to help quiet the intestines. In severe cases, give the baby only Slippery Elm Bark for several days, then gradually resume normal feedings.

  • Try light pressure and warm compresses on baby's belly, or bringing his feet slowly up to his ears several times. Clockwise massage in a sweeping motion above the belly button may also be effective. Try a Colic Remedy from one of merchants.

  • Homeopathic remedies are fairly specific. Most common is homeopathic Chamomilla, followed closely by Nux Vomica and Mag Phos. Hyland makes a Colic Formula, available at most natural foods stores (their teething remedy is also excellent).

  • Misalignment of the skull or spine may also be implicated in colic. Have the baby see a chiropractor with pediatric expertise (newborn adjustments are more like massage than manipulations).

  • Try putting the baby on his back, grasp his thighs and lift his feet towards his head, like during a diaper change. Continue to roll upwards, and raise the baby until he is hanging upside down. Wait and watch the baby move. He will rotate his back this way and that, and when he seems finished, gently let him back down. First touch his head down, then roll down shoulders, back, bottom, and let his legs uncurl. Babies particularly benefit from this exercise when offered on a daily basis.

  • MoonDragon's Pediatric Information: Tummy Aches


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  • HOMEOPATHIC FAMILY HEALTH KIT

    The Hyland's Household Kit contains 29 of the most commonly used single remedies in either the 6X or 30X potency (250 tablets). Each bottle is fully labeled including directions and indications for use. The Hyland's Household Kit was designed with the family in mind. The remedies selected for the kit are the ones most physicians and books recommend for treating everyday ailments from colds to aches and pains. In every kit, we enclose a Single Remedy Reference Guide that was written for us by a well-known and respected homeopathic physician, Maesimund Panos, M.D. The guide book explains each remedy and has a therapeutic index in the back for easy reference. The remedies below are the 29 found in the household kit. The kit is stocked with the bottles of 250 quick dissolving tablets. Hyland's Homeopathic Medicines are manufactured according to the standards set forth in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States.

  • Aconitum Napellus: Initial stages of fevers and inflammations brought about by exposure to dry cold, with anxiety, restlessness and thirst. Discontinue when perspiration sets in.
  • Allium Cepa: Beginning stages of cold with sneezing and streaming eyes. Watery discharge irritates nose, often accompanied by laryngitis with raw sensation down into chest.
  • Antimonium Tartaricum: Colds with wheezing cough, much mucous, rattling or bubbling in chest. Patient is pale with cold sweat.
  • Apis Mellifica: Swelling from insect bites, bee stings, urticaria and other acute disorders. Red spots with stinging pain. Patient drowsy and sensitive to heat.
  • Arnica Montana: Muscular soreness due to overexertion. The first remedy for swelling, bruising and shock. An athlete's necessity.
  • Arsenicum Album: Stomach upset, vomiting, diarrhea, often accompanied by great thirst, restlessness, choryza and sciatica. Worse just after midnight. Weakness from overexertion.
  • Belladonna: Sudden onset of violent symptoms characterized by flushing heat, and throbbing pain. Patient may have sore throat, cough, aches and fever.
  • Bryonia Alba: The flu with aching, dry cough. 'Grumpy Bear.' Rheumatic pain worse from motion, better from cold.
  • Calcarea Phosphorica: Calc Phos is noted for its effect on the development of bones and teeth. It is essential for growing healthy bones and is useful for children. Calc Phos supports definition and knitting of bones. Good for sore throat and painful swallowing.
  • Cantharis: Bladder irritation with painful urination. Cantharis also alleviates pain of burns and scalds.
  • Carbo Vegetabilis: Known as the great reliever, Carbo Veg. helps the person who is on the verge of collapse or whose vitality is low after illness. Head is hot but body often icy cold.
  • Chamomilla: Hypersensitivity to pain, rheumatic discomfort, sleeplessness and nervous excitability. Relieves colic and teething distress in children.
  • Ferrum Phos: Ferrum Phos helps the lungs to distribute oxygen throughout the body. It helps carry the oxygen in the circulatory system and is useful for inflammations (sore throat, stuffy nose), nosebleeds or muscular strains. For first aid, fevers and first stage of inflammations, Ferrum Phos is your remedy.
  • Gelsemium Sempervirens: Flu, tension headaches, and colds - especially summer colds. Patient is drowsy, listless and complains f aches and chills, wants to be left alone and is NOT thirsty.
  • Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum: Helps to localize inflammation, as in bringing a boil to a head. Also of value in treating croup, certain head colds, sore throats and laryngitis.
  • Hypericum Perfoliatum: Hypericum heals bruises on injured parts rich in nerves such as fingertips and toes. Helps tailbone injuries.
  • Ignatia Amara: Relieves feeling of grief, disappointment, anxiety, anger often accompanied by nervous headache. Relieves bedwetting in children and the elderly.
  • Ipecacuanha: Primary remedy for nausea and vomiting, gagging cough, upset stomach. Also aids in stopping nosebleeds or bleeding from any part of the body.
  • Ledum Palustre: Puncture wounds, stings, bites, Poison Oak, rheumatism and sprains.
  • Magnesia Phos.: Mag Phos is noted for its ability to ease muscular cramping symptoms. It is quick to relieve pain, especially cramping, shooing, darting or spasmodic pains as well as for nerve pains, like sciatica. Symptoms are better from warmth, pressure and bending double but worse from cold.
  • Mercurius Vivus: Sore throat, boils and gum disease. Characterized by perspiration, weakness, trembling and sensitivity to temperature changes.
  • Nux Vomica: Gastric and liver disorders occasioned by high living, overeating or excessive medication. "Hangover" medicine, Nux Vomica also can break the laxative headache.
  • Phosphorus: Laryngitis, chest colds, hemorrhaging and nerve inflammations. Phosphorus has a long lasting effect and should not be repeated often.
  • Pulsatilla: Advanced stages of a cold with profuse thick yellowish discharge. Also helps rheumatic pain, menstrual disorders and upset stomach from overeating.
  • Rhus Toxicodendron: Rheumatic conditions brought on by cold, wet weather. Burning, itching vesicular skin eruptions. Pain in joints, tendons, aggravated at first motion, improved with continued motion.
  • Ruta Graveolens: Shinbone injury, or any injury to the periosteum (bone covering). Useful for sprains, strains and shin splints. A follow-up if Arnica fails.
  • Spongia Tosta: Respiratory disorders, cough and hoarseness with painful burning throat. Advanced stages of croup (after Aconite.)
  • Sulphur: Skin diseases with itching, burning and dryness. Standing is uncomfortable to the Sulphur patient, and this remedy is used frequently in chronic conditions.
  • Veratrum Album: Useful when diarrhea and vomiting occur simultaneously. Patient is in a cold sweat and feels faint.


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