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Homeopathy for Baby

Explore the benefits of homeopathy for baby and how to help soothe issues such as colic, earaches and teething. Dr. Molly Punzo has integrated homeopathy into her practice for over 15 years, is a board member of the National Center for Homeopathy and a consultant for Hyland’s Homeopathy.

Homeopathy helps balance the body and can be beneficial both pre- and postnatal:
  • Homeopathic medicines work in such a way that infinitesimally small amounts of natural substances are introduced into the body and stimulate the body to heal itself.
  • By working with the body and not against it, homeopathy is gentle, rapid, and healing and can be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
  • Homeopathy has been used all over the world for more than 250 years, has an impressive research base, and is growing in use because people are searching for more natural solutions.
According to Dr. Molly Punzo, homeopathic remedies to help with colic and sleep include:
  • For colic, Chamomile prepared homeopathically in a small medicated globule or fast-dissolving tablet can be placed directly into the baby’s mouth, in their milk or a tiny amount of water.
  • Calcarea Phosphorica can also be used to calm or Aconite is a remedy that is calming when the baby or child is extremely anxious.
  • Confirm with your doctor that colic is what the baby has before self-treating and make sure to watch the baby after putting the homeopathic remedy in their mouth.
  • Homeopathic medicines work within minutes and often the baby will start to relax and even fall asleep within a short period of time.
Single and combination homeopathic remedies can be beneficial for ears and teething:
  • For earaches, Belladonna, Pulsatilla or Chamomile will work in the majority of situations.
  • With teething and insomnia, Calcarea Phosphorica is a calming and soothing option that helps the baby to relax and fall off to sleep.
  • Combination remedies have a wider variety of remedies within one formula and generally will contain one of the remedies that is the most suited to give relief.
Dr. Punzo recommends the following guidelines for new parents:
  • The most important ways to keep children healthy are through diet, plenty of sleep, and a loving home environment with opportunities for learning.
  • The first few years are truly the most important in developing self-esteem, healthy bodies and healthy minds.
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Christine M says …

'colic' is a diagnosis without meaning. I do believe in trying natural remedies before anything else.

Chelly says …

Didn't know that chamomile could be purchased in tablet form. When our 3 year old is wound up or ill we make the tea. I'll check out the tablets. thank you!

Anne Perry says …

Chamomile is a staple in our medicine chest... now for earaches too!!

olivia rubin says …

it just always seems best to go natural, but i was unaware of calcarea. great info

Emily says …

Wow - thanks!

Louise says …

Thanks for a great podcast! I am so glad homeopathic remedies are becoming more mainstream. I'm going to Whole Foods this afternoon and I am going to look for something with Calcarea Phosphorica in it for my 7 month old.

Sarah says …

Since homeopathy works as a placebo, how does it work on a baby who has no idea what they are taking?

Stephanie V. says …

With teething and insomnia, Calcarea Phosphorica is a calming and soothing option that helps the baby to relax and fall off to sleep -- used with my child and totally helped!!

Dee says …

Natural remedies are usually the best way to go. I agree and appreciate the information provided in this podcast!

julie says …

I always try homeopathic before meds! Thanks for the info.

Jessie C. says …

Great information here. I'm glad to learn Chamomile can help with earaches

Richelle says …

I am all about using homeopathic remedies for my children and myself. I don't feel comfortable giving my kids crazy ingredients pushed by drug companies. Let nature do what it's intended to. :)

Teresha says …

I use homeopathy medicines for teething and colds. I find that helping to support the body's natural immune defense than to suppress symptoms with pharmaceuticals is most effective

Anna G says …

We have used homeopathic remedies for teething but I LOVE finding the info on ear aches! Great resource!

Terri Bollin says …

Little know facts....thanks

Cindy says …

chamomile is great

lisa says …

Great podcast. Thank you!

mary gardner says …

i didn't know that Chamomile could help with ear aches - thank you!

R Hicks says …

Lots of great information and tips. THanks!

Amber says …

I never knew much about homeotherapy but I'm used to making up some artists too!

Seyma Shabbir says …

We encountered many homeopathatic remedies with our older son. He had allergies and many time because of that got ear infections. We were worried about overmedicating him.

Anne Perry says …

I have used the teething tables and camomilla for teething with my son. will have to try the Calcarea Phosphorica as well.

Janet F says …

I will pass on the information about Belladonna, Pulsatilla or Chamomile for earaches to my dil.

Tatum says …

This why i always monitor my childrens diet

Amanda Alvarado says …

I have always used Chamomile when our babies were fussy and it always calmed them right down! Didn't know it could help with ear aches too!

Stephanie Hungerford says …

I really love the homeopathic teething drops work great for adoptive son. I also love the homeopathic ear drops for my ear pain because I get ear pain a lot during the cold months of the year. I have used homeopathic ear drops are good for children but I really do want the doctor to check and make sure there isn't an infection there.

Colleen Maurina says …

It is so nice to learn about all the natural remedies for babies and children. I would much rather use these than more chemical and toxic remedies.

Dana says …

I've been scared to use homeopathic medicine on children and babies-thanks for this info

marissia w says …

thanks for the information good to know for the future

Theresa says …

Do you have any suggestions for eczema on a 4 month old? I'd much rather use homeopathic medicine but do not know where to begin. I have tried Florasone but that does not work at all in comparison to hydrocortisone.

melissa k says …

I have always been skeptical of natural remedies, but this makes me a little more open to it.

Jennifer says …

I'm so thankful to have this information. This is exactly what I've been looking for. Thank you so much.

Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says …

I have used and trusted homeopathic remedies ever since I had Mono in high school and a good friend's mother was a licensed/certified Homeopathic Doctor (and MD): she treated me and changed my life forever using homeopathic treatments as well as other natural remedies. I not only recovered with remarkable speed but emerged healthier and stronger and learned a great deal about "alternative medicine." Not all "natural" remedies are created equal and all should be approached with caution and quality information. But Homeopathy is not some trend or gimmick - it is a very old, widely respected, scientifically sound and I believe with my whole heart SAFE alternative to most OTC and many prescription remedies. As this video explains, these natural remedies ARE safe enough for a baby. Chamomile should be a staple in every household. Calcarea Phosphorica, Belladonna and Pulsatilla are a must if you have a baby or young children in your home. In my experience they are MUCH safer AND more effective than the medicines you see on TV and lining the shelves of most pharmacies!

Kathlean Owens says …

I really wish I knew this information when my kids were little! BUT NOW GRANDBABIES!!!!

shauron says …

This is great!! I actually thought about doing something like this but did not know if I could. Now I know that it can be done and it actually is called something (that it actually exists).

Lindsey Gain says …

We use a lot of homeopathic remedies for our little ones, especially teething tablets and cold tablets. They work so well. Excited to have the info on Chamomile!

Takashi Kitahara says …

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Marlene Swan says …

for mel and Elian

Sergey says …

Homeopathic medicine has been dismissed by scientific research as ineffective for any condition. It is however not harmful to take, except to your bank account, so if you feel you have to use it, please use it in conjunction to REAL medicine. Especially when it comes to young children. The homeopathy isle is the reason I cannot go to Whole Foods anymore. I cannot give money to a shill for charlatans and quacks. Stop selling FAKE medicine to parents!

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@SERGEY - We offer homeopathic remedies as a resource to shoppers who wish to use them because they are safe, not harmful and believed by many to be effective.