How Homeopathy Can Help with Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding comes in every shape and size, just like everything to do with babies. Some people have little issue, whilst others really struggle. Breastfeeding is certainly a choice. If you do choose to breastfeed and things are hard, there is a lot you can do.

Outside of homeopathy, there is a lot of support around for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Lactations consultants often bring a wealth of experience, and can make all the difference. Le Leche League, and other support groups, can offer much needed support and advice too. Reach out for help – it is out there.

Below are some of the major homeopathic remedies used for breastfeeding issues, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. Contact a homeopath if you can’t find a remedy that works for you.

Insufficient or Absent Milk Flow

Lac Caninum

  • Milk decreases in one breast, and then the other.
  • The breasts feel very full, with a constant pain and soreness, that is made worse by any movement at all.
  • The breasts may feel like they are full of very hard lumps.
  • Your nipples many be painful, and it won’t go away.
  • You may feel a conflict between the sexuality of your breasts, and breastfeeding.
  • You may be sensitive to light and noise, and your surroundings in general.

Urtica Urens

  • No milk, with no apparent reason.
  • Or very little milk, and no reason.
  • The breasts may be swollen, with stinging and burning pains, they may be itchy.
  • Lack or symptoms in general.


  • Milk dries up after anger.
  • A strong outburst of anger or loss of self-control.
  • A decreased flow starts after this.

Calcarea Carbonica

  • Milk is watery, and possibly blue coloured.
  • Stitching pain in the breasts when feeding.
  • Breasts are full, heavy, hot and tender.
  • Milk disagrees with the baby.
  • Baby cries and refuses to nurse. Otherwise is a happy baby.
  • Baby with a sweaty head.


  • Recent emotional shock.
  • Possibly hysterical. Or with extreme disappointment.
  • To think of following birth trauma or unresolved emotions around the birth.

Agnus Castus

  • The milk starts to come through, then quickly stops.
  • Feelings of sadness, and depression.
  • Anaemia with marked weakness.


  • You may cry when the baby latches.
  • Breasts are swollen and painful.
  • Weak, changeable flow of milk.
  • Fresh air makes you feel better.
  • Generally tearful.
  • No thirst.

Baby Refuses Milk, or Milk Disagrees with Them

Calcarea Phosphorica

  • Wants to nurse a lot, but vomits very easily. Or refuses the milk. Or develops colic from nursing.
  • Milk may be thin.
  • Baby has cold hands and feet.
  • Baby may stretch a lot.


  • Diarrhoea and vomiting from nursing.
  • Sour vomiting, and sour curds in the stool.
  • Baby will clearly not want to nurse.
  • Baby may nurse normally, and then symptoms develop.

Aethusa Cynapium

  • Complete intolerance to milk.
  • Projectile vomiting of greenish or yellowish curds, and significant diarrhoea.
  • Fall fast asleep following vomiting, then appear hungry on waking.

Painful Breasts


  • Intense pain on starting to nurse.
  • Pain radiates out from the nipple, under the arm and over the whole body.
  • Sore and cracked nipples.
  • Hard knots and lumps in the breasts.

Croton Tiglium

  • Swollen, hard, inflamed breasts.
  • Sucking from the baby causes excruciating pain from her nipple, right through to the back.
  • Pain in the scapula on the side of feeding.
  • Possibly with cracked nipples.


  • Breasts very hot, swollen and heavy.
  • Sudden onset of a fever, which may come and go.
  • Pain is worse from jarring, like stepping down or walking.


  • Cracked, very sensitive, swollen, hard and bleeding nipples. Possibly inverted.
  • Constant burning pain in nipples, but worse on feeding.
  • Sharp cutting or stitching pain in the breasts.
  • Breasts inflamed and lumpy.
  • Baby vomits and refuses to nurse, due to blood.

Castor Equorum

  • Cracked, sore, ulcerated nipples.
  • Areola and breasts red and swollen.
  • Itchy breasts.
  • Worse for the touch of clothing, and possibly on the left side.

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