How do you give a newborn a remedy? Put two pellets in 1/2 cup of water and give them a teaspoon of the mixture. If they are unable to take anything by mouth pat the mixture on their pulse points. The two remedies I find the most valuable for newborns are Aconite 1M and Arnica 200C. These two remedies will cover:
- bruising and blunt trauma (forceps, vacuum extraction, shoulder dystocia)
- precipitous birth – mother is fearful, baby is born and needs to be resuscitated
- retention of urine in mothers and newborns – usually due to shock
- babies that won’t stop screaming or settle
For more information on using homeopathy during pregnancy and for newborn care please visit my website – www.pipermartin.com and access my on-line e-book – The Homeopathic Guide to a Vibrant Pregnancy.