Breastfeeding Problems

Breastfeeding is the natural feeding of a baby
milk produced in the breast of the mother. This has unlimited amounts
benefits for the baby is not only healthier, but breast milk
the act of feeding the child is a moment of love in which the
baby learns to bond, smell and caress with the mother like her
gives nourishment and affection. Breast milk is undoubtedly
the best food for a newborn, nothing comes closer
provide all the nutrients the baby needs later in life.
Therefore, Breast milk is much easier to digest than any formula
market, it also protects against
infections, prevents future food allergies, aids the growth of
healthy teeth, and most importantly, it improves brain development.
Studies had shown that breastfed babies are more intelligent
than bottle-fed babies.

However, many mothers stop breastfeeding after the third or third
switch to bottle feeding in the fourth month and later to cow's milk, this
certainly deprives the baby of the special properties that breast
milk offers. Infants who stop breastfeeding for the fourth month
are at risk of developing asthma, food and airways
allergies, gut bacteria and defects in the mouth (bad teeth

Sometimes a mother cannot breastfeed her baby because of some
reasons, such as low quality milk, chest pain, infection,
etc. That's when herbs come into play, many have used midwives
for years to improve the quality and quantity of milk, to fight
infection and more, check out the following conditions
and the natural ways to treat them.

Low quality or amount of milk

Low quality milk can be caused by medicines or a poor diet,
many antibiotics contaminate the milk and a diet high in it
caffeine can cause colic and sleep problems for the baby
it is very important that the mother keeps eating a good balance
diet after childbirth, and preferably food without traces of
pesticides, these poisons are highly concentrated in the milk.

The use of a breast pump can inhibit milk production,
decreasing the amount available to the baby makes it false
idea that the baby should be changed in the formula for
to satisfy him, when in fact the problem is quantity
milk the mother produces.

Herbs can help with both of these common problems.

We advise

When you eat alfalfa or take it in capsules, it stimulates lactation,
improves the quality and quantity of milk.

 Chaste Tree Increases milk flow by affecting the pituitary gland
prolactin secretion.

Chinese people use an herb called codonopsis to increase lactation
and strengthen the blood.

Goat Street This herb has been used by midwives for hundreds of years to improve breast milk production by as much as 50%.

Vervain stimulates milk secretion and flow, it also increases
absorption of nutrients from food and helps with postpartum

Milk thistle promotes and reduces milk production
pesticide residues in breast milk and milk.

TIP: Did you know that tight bras can stop milk production

and cause clogged channels?

Cumin helps to increase milk production. ² Caraway, anise,
dill and fennel promote the flow of the best milk. It can be recorded
form of tea or infusion.

If you are prone to chills while breastfeeding and are poor
quality of milk use calcarea.


Chest congestion is a common problem that is beginning to affect
the mother is in the first two or three weeks after delivery
more annoying for women with poor skin elasticity. Stow is
due to milk that fills the breast excessively with blood
and fluid retention in the same area.

Usually the chest feels full, hard, tight, soft, painful, the
chest feels warm and a fever may develop, the baby
can find it hard to grab and suck.

We advise

Take a handful of Confrey leaves and steam a few
minutes wrapped in gauze and placed on the chest are bad
useful to ease trim.

Take the homeopathic remedy Belladonna 6X.

Soak a towel in hot water and place it on the chest ten
minutes before feeding.

Poke root reduces breast swelling and pain. Use under doctor

Elder is used to reduce swelling of swollen breasts.

Chamomile helps to control the inflamed chest.

Breastfeed your baby regularly for 10 to 15 minutes

Use a pump to control milk between feedings to control

Massage the breast during feeding to allow the milk to flow easily.

Mix 2 liters of boiling water.

2 teaspoons of vitex berries. 2 teaspoons of blessed thistle leaves. 1
tsp. of nettle leaves. 1/2 tsp. fenugreek seed. 1/2 tsp. anise seed. At this point let it steep for 30 minutes, strain and drink 2 cups a

Bryonia reduces swollen and hard breasts.

Pulsatilla and calcarea are very helpful in reducing the size and
hardness of swollen breasts.

When milk production is excessive and produces
trim a cold compress with peppermint oil should be used.

A poultice of marshmallow and slippery elm often decreases

Clogged channel

At this point, this is a problem that occurs when the baby is not emptying the baby
breast completely with each feeding, the milk remains in the
channel hardens and blocks the channel and eventually stops it. Tight
Bras can also cause blocked ducts. If the chest feels sore
it can be a sign of clogged channels. A clogged channel should be
worry as soon as possible, if not, it can develop
in Mastitis.

We advise

Castor oil helps with inflammation and pain.

Elder is used to reduce swelling of blocked chest ducts.

Queen's delight Clears blockage of lymphatic vessels,
stimulates white blood cells to respond to infection.

Check your nipples every day if you see dry milk on it or
dark dots remove them with cotton and warm water and feed
child out of that chest as soon as possible.

Place the baby in different positions each time, this will
make sure that all channels are used.

Place warm towels on the chest or pour hot water over it
the shower.

Massage the breast towards the nipple to try
take out the milk. Mastitis

Mastitis is a condition that occurs when a blocked duct becomes
infected, the breast swells due to a bacterium entering
by tinny cracks on the nipples. The chest infected with
mastitis becomes red and painful with other pus secretions
symptoms are fever, tiredness, vomiting or nausea.

We advise

Take pocket root, this will help mastitis. Use under doctor

Queen's delight Clears blockage of lymphatic vessels,
stimulates white blood cells to respond to infection.

Place warm towels on the chest or pour hot water over it
the shower.

Elder is used to reduce swelling of breast-infected breast

Rest as much as you can.

Drink plenty of water or alfalfa juice.

Coat your nipples with breast milk after feeding.

There are antibiotics that are safe for breastfeeding mothers and
their babies, consult your doctor if your case is very serious.
However, we recommend that you avoid antibiotics as much as possible
you can.

Wash your hands before and after feeding to prevent bacteria

Dandelion is a very useful and popular herb to treat mastitis.

The Chinese use gentian to cure mastitis.

The madder root is helpful in relieving mastitis.

Cracked nipples

Cracked nipples can develop when the baby is in position incorrectly or by using moist breast pads. The nipple becomes
irritated, red Articles on computer technology and in some cases painful bleeding may occur.

Calendula cream soothes and promotes healing cracked nipples and is safe for the baby to swallow.

The homeopathic remedy called chamomilla helps heal cracked

The homeopathic remedy called pulsatilla helps heal cracked

Sulfur is also useful for cracked nipples.

Apply Vitamin E on sore and cracked nipples.
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