Today I am beginning a series of posts specifically aimed towards babies and the use of homeopathy.
I would love to cater to the needs of all the mammas out there reading this so please comment and send me your questions and I will respond with homeopathic knowledge for you.
We will begin simply with Arnica. Arnica is the most frequently used remedy in my house.
Arnica for children and babies can be used in a 200C potency. A dose is two pellets, depending on the severity of the injury or shock you may need to repeat the dose a few times over the space of an hour. It is just fine to touch the pellets to give them to your baby. It is best given as close to the time of the incident as possible, for this reason I suggest carrying this remedy in your diaper bag, purse or car.
Arnica is used to treat:
Babies that enter the world with shoulder dystocia, forceps or vacuum extractions need Arnica. There will be bruising, swelling and pain associated with those injuries and Arnica will deal with the shock and pain as well as speed the recovery along. This will reduce the possibility of interference with breastfeeding as when babies are injured in these ways they are often unable to turn their heads or open their jaws wide enough to breastfeed optimally.
Shock may happen for a baby in a situation such as a car accident with your infant. Nurse your baby ASAP and then give them and yourself a dose of Arnica. This will reduce shock and muscle strain from movements such as whiplash.
Head Injuries and Falls
Babies do fall off of the bed, the change table, onto wood floors when learning to walk, against counter tops and coffee tables. When this happens give them a dose of Arnica 200C to reduce the likelihood of head injuries, to reduce pain and eliminate bruising and swelling.
If you have questions about how to use Arnica please feel free to visit my website – http://www.pipermartin.com and email me directly. Arnica has many other uses during pregnancy and postpartum and outside of those conditions as well. To access more info. on using homeopathy during pregnancy check out my two e-books available on my website – http://www.pipermartin.com
The Homeopathic Guide to a Vibrant Pregnancy
Birth Kit Essentials