Herbal Remedies For Babies

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In this post I listed a few herbs for specific ailments concerning babies younger than 6 months.

Note the following statements regarding remedies for babies younger than 6 months:
Avoid internal use.
If need be, some remedies can be taken by the breastfeeding mom in order to treat the baby.
This said, herbs are still safer to use than any conventional medicine.
Please consult with a trained medicinal herbalist before administering herbal remedies.

INCREASING BREAST MILK SUPPLY
Nettle
Fennel
Milk Thistle
Alfalfa

BREAST TENDERNESS & SORE NIPPLES
Marigold Ointment

CRADLE CAP
Olive Oil or Marigold Ointment

NAPPY RASH
Marigold Ointment

COLIC
Slippery Elm
Catnip
Lemon Balm
Chamomile Infusion
Fennel

EARACHE
Drop of Wormwood on cotton wool in ear
Drop of Lavender essential Oil on cotton wool in ear
Sinus Gel externally applied

RESTLESSNESS
Chamomile Infusion in Bath water
Lemon Balm
Catnip

BLOCKED NOSE
Drop of Tea Tree on bedding
Sinus Gel

TEETHING
Chamomile Infusion
Catnip & Lemon Balm
Slippery Elm Powder rubbed on gums

Karen Wolmarans
www.herbsforhealth.co.za

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