Natural Remedies and Tips
- Try to breastfeed as soon as the baby comes into this world. Before any nurse is able to handle them, prick them, run tests on them, weight them, and so on. Try to feed right after they are safely out, but before these procedures.
- Drinking anise tea can help with milk production if you have a lower than normal supply and are finding that it is harder to satisfy your child's hunger.
- Rubbing your own breast milk onto the nipples when they are sore and chapped can help with chaffing and the discomforts of breastfeeding. Lanolin is another safe, alternative to this but can cost more than regular breast milk.
- Fresh cabbage leaves can cause the milk to run out, and it might even dry out the milk. Be careful as to how long you leave the cabbage on the breasts if you want to continue breastfeeding. However, blocked and plugged ducts can be relieved this way. The cabbage should be covered with a warm, damp washcloth and left for a half hour to an hour. Make sure to massage once you take the cabbage off.
- Coconut oil is good for the mom to detox with. They are able to clean out their systems safely and efficiently without providing harmful side effects to the nursing baby. This can also be used if the mother does not have an adequate amount of dairy in her diet. Start off with small doses and work your way up to a healthy amount.
- Dandelion root tea is great for shooting pains due to clogged ducts in the breasts. Ensure that you follow the instructions that come with the tea since over heating or under heating can cause stomach aches. Dandelion salads and other mixtures are also good for the same problem.