What is agalactia?
Agalactia is the lack of milk after parturition or birth. It can be due to
- A failure in the production of milk
- A failure of milk let down
Homeopathic treatment of agalactia
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat agalactia but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat agalactia that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of agalactia:
Pulsatilla – excellent medicine when milk is suppressed, women who are depressed and tearful
Agaricus mus. – complaints after suppression of milk
Agnus castus – absence of milk or scanty milk coming down slowly on lactating the child
Asafoetida– milk appears late after labor and diminishes in quality
Calcaria carb – milk is too profuse or deficient lactation
Causticum – suppression of milk due to anger
China – child refuses to take breast within few hours of delivery.
Lac can – loss of milk while nursing without any known cause, breast: inflamed, painful,; < by least jar and towards evening; must hold them firmly when going up or down stairs.
Lactuca ver. – for increasing milk supply
Lecithinum – excellent remedy in cases of agalactia, to increase the quantity and quality of milk
Millefolium – remarkable remedy for agalactia, milk does not come after labor
Cimicifuga – milk ceases to flow after starting
Ricinus com. – acts well in cases of agalactia, to produce milk supply in nursing mothers, it increases the quantity of milk supply in nursing women.
Sabal ser – in cases of agalactia, for producing milk supply when suppressed, breast shrivel
Secale Cor – nursing women do not get sufficient milk in their breasts, or there is suppression or non appearance of milk after delivery of the child and the breasts do not fill adequately.
Sticta pul – scanty flow of milk, it increases the quantity of milk and milk and removes suppression
Urtica urens – diminished secretion of milk, excessive swelling of breasts, well known medicine for agalactia
Yohimbinum – cures agalactia by stimulating the function of lactation glands, causes hyperemia of milk glands.