Studied Homeopathic Remedies
- Homeopathic Remedy Containing Apis Mellifica and Bryonia
Women who choose not to nurse their infants often experience breast pain and swelling until milk production stops. Although this condition isn’t dangerous, the discomfort can be quite severe. Similar symptoms occur when a woman weans her baby. Homeopathic remedies have a long history of use for easing this transition, and there is preliminary support for the belief that they are effective.
Note: breast engorgement should not be confused with mastitis, an infection or inflammation of the nursing breast.
Scientific Evaluations of Homeopathic Remedies for Breast Engorgement
Traditional Homeopathic Treatments for Breast Engorgement
Homeopathic Belladonna might be recommended when breasts are inflamed, warm, reddened, and hard to the touch, possibly accompanied by fever. (Note that these symptoms could indicate infection.)
1. Berrebi A, Parant O, Ferval F, et al. Treatment of pain due to unwanted lactation with a homeopathic preparation given in the immediate post-partum period [in French; English abstract]. J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod (Paris) . 2001;30:353–357.
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