Tea for Babies and Bellies                                     Using tea to                                 promote health...
WHY TEA? ❉ Simple to Prepare ❉ Easy to Administer ❉ Safe and Effective ❉ All natural, no additives, no    sugar, no artifi...
All “true” tea comes        from the Camellia        sinensis plant        True teas are        white, green and black    ...
Safety of Tea in PregnancyTrue teas are safe in moderation. However, there aresome concerns you should know about…      Te...
Coffee             Caffeine         Tea           Caffeine    Starbucks grande coffee    330mg     Black tea, grande   90-...
Steep your tea for less time to decreasethe caffeine content…Steeping for one minute decreasescaffeine content by 50% comp...
Herbal Tea in PregnancyHerbal teas are:❉ The oldest form of medicine❉ Naturally caffeine-free❉ Unique with specific action...
Negative Actions of Herbal Teas               in PregnancyStimulation of the uterus, causingcontractionsIncreased risk of ...
Health Canada considers sixherbal teas safe foruse in pregnancy…   Ginger                                             Citr...
Additional Teas that are Safe       for Use in Pregnancy             Peppermint                          Rooibos          ...
Herbal Teas to Avoid in PregnancyThere are MANY teas that should be avoided inpregnancy. The ones we will discuss are just...
Tea                  Use                    SafetyRed raspberry leaf   Tonifies the uterus,   Controversy exists over     ...
Tea             Use                                 SafetyHibiscus        Used to decrease blood pressure     May increase...
Teas forPregnancy
Teas for Morning Sickness              and NauseaAffecting up to 80% of women in their first    trimester, nausea is the m...
PeppermintAn excellent relaxant for the digestive tractVolatile oils in peppermint calm the stomach,decrease feelings of n...
Ginger The best known and most effective treatment for nausea from all causes – including pregnancy Ginger is safefor use ...
Tea for Constipation               In PregnancyOne of the most common complaints inevery trimester of pregnancyOccurs as a...
Overcoming Constipation in Pregnancy  ❉Exercise daily  ❉Increase intake of fresh and dried fruits  ❉Increase dietary fiber...
Tea for HeartburnIn PregnancyHeartburn also occurs as a result ofincreased progesterone levelsand a growing babyTeas can b...
MarshmallowSoothing and heals the damage causedto the throat by heartburn.Drank cold (will be slightly slimy).Prepare cold...
Slippery ElmSoothing and heals the damage causedto the throat by heartburn.Very gentle and easily tolerated. Teawill be sl...
Tea for Anemia                    In Pregnancy      While white, green and black teas cancontribute to anemia, many herbal...
Teas that are rich in vitamin C    ❉Rosehips    ❉Blackberry    ❉Black currant    ❉Elderberry    ❉Dandelion leaf    ❉Nettle...
Remember…True teas can decrease iron absorption –and contribute to anemia     Don’t drink green,     white or black teas  ...
Tea forMuscle Cramps in Pregnancy
The single best treatment for musclecramping in pregnancy:         Registered Massage               Therapy         But th...
Chamomile   An antispasmodic that relaxes both the muscles and the   nerves.   Prevents and treats muscle cramps in the le...
Tea for Sleep DisturbancesIn Pregnancy
When tea becomes ritual, it takes its placeat the heart of our ability to see greatnessin small things.                   ...
Teas for Sleep Disturbances     Tea                Best Uses for Sleep Chamomile   Relaxes the mind and calms the body    ...
Teas forImmune Health  In Pregnancy
Immune function is naturally suppressed inpregnancy to protect the fetus from the mother’simmune system                   ...
Herbal Teas forImmune Health  Elderberry – an antiviral herb that can prevent, treat, and  decrease symptoms and severity ...
Teas toStrengthen the        Uterus
Red Raspberry Leaf  The best known uterine strengthening tea…  ❉ strengthens and tones the uterine muscles  ❉ strengthens ...
Black Cohosh               Nettles                 Partridge Berry Produces intermittent    Gentle stimulation of        C...
Tea forNew Moms
Tea to support healing     Using an herbal tea blend in the bath     can speed healing of the perineum     following deliv...
Tea forEnhancingMilk Supply
ENHANCING MILK SUPPLY    Stay well hydrated  ❉Rest when possible  ❉Allow the baby to suck often  ❉Eat flax seed oil, avoca...
Galactagogues There is an entire class of botanicals that are used to encourage milk production and increase total milk vo...
GalactagoguesGoat’s RueStimulates production and flow of milk.    In some studies milk input has increased    by up to 50%.
GalactagoguesGoat’s RueStimulates production and flow of milk.    In some studies milk input has increased    by up to 50%...
GalactagoguesOther galactagoguesUsed in combination, these herbs can    support milk production.Blessed Thistle    Oatstra...
Tea for Babies and Toddlers
How to Give Tea to Babies   1. A breastfeeding mother can      consume the tea.   Pros: Easy to do. No concerns about     ...
How to Give Tea to Babies   2. Tea can be given directly to baby using       a spoon, medicine dropper or in a       bottl...
How to Give Tea to Babies   3. Tea can be put into a bath with the       child. Some absorption occurs       through the s...
Teas for Colic Nothing is more upsetting than the inability to soothe your baby. Colic is most common in the first three m...
Teas for Colic Chamomile – a well-known soother, relaxant and carminative herb        Carminative – a botanical that incre...
Teas for Colic Chamomile – a well-known soother, relaxant and carminative herb       Dosage:       Mother – one cup two to...
Teas for Colic Fennel – the best herbal tea for colic.    Relieves gas while also stimulating digestion and appetite. Can ...
Teas for Colic Lemon balm – a relaxing herb for both the nervous and digestive systems. Calms the mind, relaxes the body a...
Teas for Colic Cat nip – another relaxing herb for both the nervous and digestive systems. Calms the mind and body and cle...
Teas for  Fever
Teas for                          FeverFever is a natural defense mechanism          that our body uses          to fight ...
Teas for                                 FeverDiaphoretic: a herb that:• temporarily raises the body  temperature• activat...
Teas for                                  FeverVery high fevers (above 102F/ 38.8oC in achild or above 101F/ 38.3oC in an ...
Teas for Fever    ❉ Chamomile    ❉ Cinnamon    ❉ Elder flower    ❉ Ginger    ❉ Bayberry    ❉ Lemon balm    ❉ Lime blossom ...
Teas for Fever  Bayberry  A traditional Native American tea  for fever.     Scientific research supports it’s     ability ...
Dr. Watson’s Hot Baby Tea     Mix equal parts lemon balm, chamomile,          peppermint* and elder flowers.       Place 1...
Tea forTeething
Tea for           TeethingHomeopathy is thetreatment of choice forteething
Tea for                   TeethingChamomile teacan be given asa cool tea to teething childrento:❉ calm the child❉ soothe t...
Thank you for              attending!Dr. Lisa Watson, NDNaturopathic DoctorIntegrative Health Institutewww.integrativeheal...
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Tea is a safe and effective way of managing your health in pregnancy and early infancy. Use tea to treat common conditions of pregnancy such as nausea, anemia, muscle cramps and sleeplessness. Learn how to give tea to your babies and treat colic, teething pain and fever. Presented by Dr. Lisa Watson, naturopathic doctor.

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  • Teas are simple to prepareEveryone can brew a cup of tea! And most of us have all the brewing accessories we need to begin using tea as medicine today. All you need is a kettle to boil water, a tea strainer (metal filter, paper filter), and a tea cup! Teas are easy to administerCapsules and tablets can be difficult to swallow, tinctures contain alcohol, and powders are difficult to find and can be messy. Teas are easy for everyone to take, from nauseous mothers-to-be to newborn babies. You can easily give as little or as much as needed. Teas are safe and effectiveWhen properly selected, teas are incredibly safe for everyone. Teas are a gentle form of medicine, allowing slow dosing of highly effective herbal remedies in a hydrating water base. Teas are all natural and delicious!Teas taste delicious! They also allow individualized prescriptions, tailored to specific tastes and symptoms. Take only what you need for your health, with no additives or fillers.
  • Teas, especially herbal infusions are one of the oldest forms of medicine known. They are also one of the best forms of medicine for pregnancy and in infancy and childhood.
  • Caffeine has the ability to cross the placenta and impact the fetus directly. The liver of a fetus is unable to efficiently process caffeine and can experience the effects of caffeine – such as increased heart rate, alertness and nervous stimulation or tremors, for a longer time than the pregnant mother. Caffeine also constricts blood vessels and may reduce blood flow to the placenta.
  • Tea contains less caffeine than coffee. Health Canada has produced guidelines that recommend pregnant women consume no more than 300mg of caffeine daily. Recent studies suggest that 200mg is a safer limit, and this is the amount that I recommend pregnant women limit their daily intake to.
  • Herbal teas (infusions or tisanes) are naturally caffeine free and have unique actions and indications. Some herbal teas are safe in pregnancy – some are even encouraged during pregnancy, while others should be avoided. This workshop will focus on the safe use of herbal teas during pregnancy, lactation and in children.
  • Some herbal teas must be avoided during pregnancy. There are significant effects that some herbs can have on pregnancy and fetal development. Some of the negative actions of teas in pregnancy include (list).The teas we discuss do NOT have these impacts (although some may increase urination!). We will be focusing on safe teas in pregnancy.
  • On my website (link at the bottom) I’ve written an article that discusses the safe use of herbs in pregnancy. It contains a list of herbs that are safe in pregnancy – more than the herbal teas that we will be discussing today. If you want more information, feel free to check out the article.
  • These are three herbs that are considered to be safe at varying stages of pregnancy.
  • These herbs should NOT be used as herbal teas during pregnancy. Sage and rosemary are safe in food quantities but should not be overconsumed.
  • The term “morning sickness” is a misnomer as many women experience nausea that worsens throughout the day or persists morning and night. Luckily for most women the symptoms of nausea disappear as the second trimester begins at 12 weeks. Tea is a simple and effective way to manage nausea during pregnancy.
  • Dandelion root tea – a gentle bitter that stimulates digestive function and can normalize the action of the entire digestive tract. Tones the liver and gallbladder (which can become very sluggish during pregnancy), supporting normal digestion
  • When I was suffering with heartburn during my second pregnancy I wrote an article on what worked for me. If you want to know more about an integrative approach to heartburn in pregnancy, I recommend reading my experience in this article.
  • A demulcent herb that decreases inflammation of the mouth, throat and stomach. Soothing and heals damage associated with heartburn. The slimy texture of the marshmallow tea is part of how it works and isn’t usually enough to turn people off from the positive benefits of marshmallow.
  • Vitamin C enhances iron absorption.
  • Everyone knows that you will lose some sleep when the baby arrives, but not everyone is prepared for the sleep difficulties of pregnancy! There are so many reasons why women experience sleep disturbances during pregnancy – stress, increased frequency of urination, leg cramps, and difficulty assuming a comfortable position. Most of the natural sleep aids that can be used outside of pregnancy are contraindicated for use in pregnancy. Luckily there are still some herbal teas that can be used.
  • One of the reasons I like tea so much for sleep disturbances in pregnancy is because the preparation and drinking of tea involves ritual. As parents we do a great job of creating ritual around our children’s bedtime – bath, story, cuddle, bedtime. But do we do this for ourselves? Preparing and drinking a cup of tea while reading a book or relaxing with some music can be part of our personal bedtime routine and promote sleep.
  • These three ingredients are available as Pregnancy Sleep Tea (with additional Avena for it’s soothing properties). It can be consumed at any stage of pregnancy and relaxes both your mind and body, promoting sleep. I’ve used it with dozens of women during pregnancy and have had incredibly positive feedback.
  • We are offering a unique blend of Dr. Watson’s Immuni-Tea that is safe for use in pregnancy. (Sample tea)
  • The uterus is a muscle and during labour and deliver that muscle is going to get quite the workout!! You wouldn’t run a marathon without first toning your leg muscles, and you should prepare your uterus for labour and delivery as well. Unfortunately it’s difficult to physically tone the uterine muscles – your body does some of that work for you with Braxton-Hicks (‘false labour’) contractions that occur during the latter half of your pregnancy. There are also herbal teas that can tonify your uterine muscles. It’s not clear how these botanicals work, but that shouldn’t negate their remarkable therapeutic effects.
  • Some herbalists recommend use of red raspberry leaf throughout pregnancy, but due to the impact on uterine contractions I do not advise for red raspberry use in the first half of pregnancy. The best time to take red raspberry leaf tea is during the third trimester.
  • The use of tea for personal health care doesn’t end with the delivery of your baby. Tea can be used during the post-partum period to support healing and increase lactation (milk production).
  • Carrots, beets and sweet potatoes for extra beta carotene – needed in abundance in breastfeeding. Dark green leafy vegetables are sources of minerals, vitamins and enzymes that can support milk productionGrains and legumes are considered to be “lactogenic” foods – those that support milk production
  • Tea is one of the simplest and easiest ways to give natural medicines to our children. It is easy to dose, easy to administer and safe for use in even very young children. There are some conditions that respond especially well to herbal teas. You can gain confidence in treating your child’s colic, fevers and teething with tea.
  • Although we don’t understand exactly what causes colic most experts suspect that it occurs as a result of an immature digestive tract and resulting indigestion and gas. The air that is swallowed during feeding or crying creates further gas pain, worsening the problem. In addition to teas, comprehensive support is recommended for both the mother (who is likely tired and stressed from supporting her colicky baby) and the baby who will likely need pediatric probiotics.
  • Fever is a natural defense mechanism that our body uses to fight off viral and bacterial infections. Increasing the body’s temperature allows our immune system to function optimally and making it difficult for viruses and bacteria to replicate.In an adult the level of fever generally corresponds to the severity of the illness causing it. This is not necessarily the case in children. In a newborn the body’s temperature control mechanisms are not yet well developed. As a result signs other than fever (poor appetite, lethargy, irritability, nausea and vomiting) may be earlier indicators of an infection than fever.
  • Often the best treatment for a fever is NOT to decrease the fever (which is performing an important function in fighting off infection), but instead to optimize the fever with herbal diaphoretics. Diaphoretics temporarily raise the body temperature, activate the immune system, encourage sweating (which then brings down body temperature), improve circulation, and minimize the symptoms of colds and influenza including sore muscles, chills, congestion, and sore throat.Fever often leads to dehydration, which makes tea an especially effective treatment because it will not only help you to manage the fever but it will also supply much-needed hydration.
  • Aspirin use in children with viral infections has been linked to development of a serious liver disease known as Reye’s syndrome. In some cases a feverish child may experience a febrile seizure. These occur in a very small percentage of children. They do not appear to be related to the severity of the fever or to the rate at which the temperature rose. About 50% of children to experience one febrile seizure will go on to have another one. If your child has a febrile seizure ensure that you have your child examine by a doctor to rule out any underlying conditions or causes.
  • Chamomile can help optimize a fever as well as calm down a sick and unhappy child.Lemon balm and elder flowers are also antiviral and help the immune system clear the infection that is causing fever. Peppermint is especially useful for fever with nausea and vomiting. It may be omitted for children under a year.
  • Teething is different for every child. For most children the first teeth appear between the sixth and eighth months of life. Another tooth will appear on an almost monthly basis. Signs of teething include sore, inflamed gums, a low-grade temperature, drooling, putting objects into the mouth, irritability, difficulty sleeping and in some children, increased nasal congestion.
  • Homeopathy is the treatment of choice for teething infants. Ask your Naturopathic Doctor for a list of homeopathic remedies for teething and for advice on administering homeopathics to your child.
  • Tea for Babies and Bellies: Using Tea for Common Conditions in Pregnancy and Infancy

    1. 1. Tea for Babies and Bellies Using tea to promote health and treat illness in pregnancy, infancy and children Dr. Lisa Watson, Naturopathic Doctor
    2. 2. WHY TEA? ❉ Simple to Prepare ❉ Easy to Administer ❉ Safe and Effective ❉ All natural, no additives, no sugar, no artificial flavours or colours ❉ Tea is delicious!
    3. 3. All “true” tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant True teas are white, green and black teaHerbal teas are not actuallytea – but are “tisanes” or“infusions”
    4. 4. Safety of Tea in PregnancyTrue teas are safe in moderation. However, there aresome concerns you should know about… Tea can decrease iron absorption Tea can decrease folic acid absorption Tea contains caffeine
    5. 5. Coffee Caffeine Tea Caffeine Starbucks grande coffee 330mg Black tea, grande 90-200mg Starbucks grande latte 150mg Green tea, grande 40-80mg Tim Hortons medium 140mg White tea, grande 30-50mg coffee Espresso 75-90mg Starbucks grande 100mg Chai tea lattePregnant women should consume no more than 300mg caffeine per day Health Canada
    6. 6. Steep your tea for less time to decreasethe caffeine content…Steeping for one minute decreasescaffeine content by 50% compared tosteeping for three minutes
    7. 7. Herbal Tea in PregnancyHerbal teas are:❉ The oldest form of medicine❉ Naturally caffeine-free❉ Unique with specific actions and indications based on their plant origins❉ Safe in pregnancy – at least some of them are! Some are not…
    8. 8. Negative Actions of Herbal Teas in PregnancyStimulation of the uterus, causingcontractionsIncreased risk of birth defectsIncreased risk of miscarriageExcessive urinationAllergic reactionsDizziness, headaches or digestive upset
    9. 9. Health Canada considers sixherbal teas safe foruse in pregnancy… Ginger Citrus Peel Lemon Balm Linden flower Orange Peel Rose Hip
    10. 10. Additional Teas that are Safe for Use in Pregnancy Peppermint Rooibos Dandelion leaf Dandelion root Slippery elm Oat and Marshmallow oatstraw Fruit teas
    11. 11. Herbal Teas to Avoid in PregnancyThere are MANY teas that should be avoided inpregnancy. The ones we will discuss are just the mostcommon herbs that should be avoided.When in doubt – ask a Naturopathic Doctor if the tea issafe for you. www.drlisawatson.com/herbs-in-pregnancy
    12. 12. Tea Use SafetyRed raspberry leaf Tonifies the uterus, Controversy exists over increases milk safe usage. Err on the production and eases side of caution and use labour pains only after first trimesterAlfalfa Source of vitamin K. Use in third trimester Used to prevent only postpartum hemorrhageNettle leaf General pregnancy Use in second and third nutritive and tonic trimester only
    13. 13. Tea Use SafetyHibiscus Used to decrease blood pressure May increase risk of and for cardiovascular disease miscarriage. Do not use in pregnancy.Lemongrass Used as a cancer treatment and Uterine stimulant and for nausea and cramps. menstrual stimulating effects. Do not use in pregnancy.Licorice root Used for ulcers, adrenal fatigue, May increase risk of low blood pressure and infections miscarriage. Do not use in pregnancy.Sage and Used for diarrhea and digestive May increase risk ofRosemary upset. miscarriage. Do not use in pregnancy or breastfeeding.Lobelia Used for smoking cessation Do not use in pregnancy
    14. 14. Teas forPregnancy
    15. 15. Teas for Morning Sickness and NauseaAffecting up to 80% of women in their first trimester, nausea is the most common complaint in early pregnancy. Thought to have developed over many generations to prevent pregnant women from ingesting toxic foods (like plants!)
    16. 16. PeppermintAn excellent relaxant for the digestive tractVolatile oils in peppermint calm the stomach,decrease feelings of nausea and alleviate thedesire to vomitPeppermint is safe for use during pregnancy inmoderate doses – 2-3 cups per dayIt may worsen heartburn in some women,especially later in pregnancy
    17. 17. Ginger The best known and most effective treatment for nausea from all causes – including pregnancy Ginger is safefor use during pregnancy in moderate doses – 2-3 cups per day Preparing Ginger TeaBoil 4 cups of water in saucepanPeel a 2 inch piece of fresh gingerand add to boiling waterCover and simmer 15-20 minutesDrink 1 cup as needed for nausea
    18. 18. Tea for Constipation In PregnancyOne of the most common complaints inevery trimester of pregnancyOccurs as a result of the high levels ofprogesterone in pregnancy, pressurefrom a growing baby and the use of ironsupplementsBest treated with a multi-facetedapproach including diet, exercise and tea
    19. 19. Overcoming Constipation in Pregnancy ❉Exercise daily ❉Increase intake of fresh and dried fruits ❉Increase dietary fiber intake ❉Increase daily fluid intake – at least 1.5L of water and herbal teas ❉Take a daily probiotic ❉Dandelion root tea
    20. 20. Tea for HeartburnIn PregnancyHeartburn also occurs as a result ofincreased progesterone levelsand a growing babyTeas can be used in combinationwith lifestyle changes and othertherapies to significantly relievethe symptoms of heartburnin pregnancy www.drlisawatson.com/heartburn-in-pregnancy
    21. 21. MarshmallowSoothing and heals the damage causedto the throat by heartburn.Drank cold (will be slightly slimy).Prepare cold tea by infusing 2 tspmarshmallow in one cup warm waterovernight. Drink ½ cup three times dailyor as needed.
    22. 22. Slippery ElmSoothing and heals the damage causedto the throat by heartburn.Very gentle and easily tolerated. Teawill be slightly slimy.Prepare tea by infusing 1 tsp powderedor cut root in one cup water. Bring to aboil and simmer gently for 10 minutes.Drink ½ cup three times daily or asneeded.
    23. 23. Tea for Anemia In Pregnancy While white, green and black teas cancontribute to anemia, many herbal teas canhelp prevent it by providing a rich source of vitamin C.
    24. 24. Teas that are rich in vitamin C ❉Rosehips ❉Blackberry ❉Black currant ❉Elderberry ❉Dandelion leaf ❉Nettle leaf (only during second and third trimesters)
    25. 25. Remember…True teas can decrease iron absorption –and contribute to anemia Don’t drink green, white or black teas with iron-rich meals or when taking iron supplements That includes iced teas!
    26. 26. Tea forMuscle Cramps in Pregnancy
    27. 27. The single best treatment for musclecramping in pregnancy: Registered Massage Therapy But there are some teas that can help too…
    28. 28. Chamomile An antispasmodic that relaxes both the muscles and the nerves. Prevents and treats muscle cramps in the legs Safe for use in second and third trimester in moderate doses (2-3 cups per day)Valerian An effective muscle relaxant and nervous system tonic. For some people it also acts as a mild pain reliever. Eases muscle cramps that occur primarily at night.
    29. 29. Tea for Sleep DisturbancesIn Pregnancy
    30. 30. When tea becomes ritual, it takes its placeat the heart of our ability to see greatnessin small things. Muriel Barbery
    31. 31. Teas for Sleep Disturbances Tea Best Uses for Sleep Chamomile Relaxes the mind and calms the body Non-sedating Best for a restless mind or body Safe for use in second and third trimester Skullcap Soothes nervous tension and revives the nervous system Best for anxiety, insomnia, restless sleep and nightmares Valerian An effective sleep aid that promotes normal sleep without disrupting REM patterns Relaxes muscle tension and calms the mind Best for chronic sleep disturbances
    32. 32. Teas forImmune Health In Pregnancy
    33. 33. Immune function is naturally suppressed inpregnancy to protect the fetus from the mother’simmune system Colds and flus contracted during pregnancy tend to have worse symptoms and last longer There are teas that can be used to enhance your immune system and help prevent and treat colds and the flu
    34. 34. Herbal Teas forImmune Health Elderberry – an antiviral herb that can prevent, treat, and decrease symptoms and severity of colds and flu Echinacea – decreases severity and duration of cold and flu symptoms. Gentle immune stimulant. Cinnamon – antiviral and enhances immune function and fever Ginger – warms the body, relaxes muscles and relieves nausea and encourages healthy digestion Wild Cherry Bark – calms cough, especially dry cough Slippery Elm – soothes sore throat
    35. 35. Teas toStrengthen the Uterus
    36. 36. Red Raspberry Leaf The best known uterine strengthening tea… ❉ strengthens and tones the uterine muscles ❉ strengthens contractions during labour ❉ decreases duration of labour ❉ decreases hemorrhage during labour ❉ decreases incidence of interventions during labour and delivery
    37. 37. Black Cohosh Nettles Partridge Berry Produces intermittent Gentle stimulation of Combined with red contractions the uterine muscles. raspberry leaf it is one of *Should only be used An excellent tonic for the best teas for under supervision of a the third trimester of preparing the uterus for qualified Naturopathic pregnancy. labour. Taken for final 4- Doctor 6 weeks of pregnancy.
    38. 38. Tea forNew Moms
    39. 39. Tea to support healing Using an herbal tea blend in the bath can speed healing of the perineum following delivery. The most common herbs for the perineal healing tea are calendula, comfrey, plantain, thyme, yarrow and lavender.
    40. 40. Tea forEnhancingMilk Supply
    41. 41. ENHANCING MILK SUPPLY Stay well hydrated ❉Rest when possible ❉Allow the baby to suck often ❉Eat flax seed oil, avocado, apricots, asparagus, green beans, carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, leafy greens and whole grains, especially oats.
    42. 42. Galactagogues There is an entire class of botanicals that are used to encourage milk production and increase total milk volume. These herbs are known as galactagogues.
    43. 43. GalactagoguesGoat’s RueStimulates production and flow of milk. In some studies milk input has increased by up to 50%.
    44. 44. GalactagoguesGoat’s RueStimulates production and flow of milk. In some studies milk input has increased by up to 50%.Fennel seedIncreases milk flow. Also supports digestion and treats colic in infants. Also consider adding fennel bulb to your diet.
    45. 45. GalactagoguesOther galactagoguesUsed in combination, these herbs can support milk production.Blessed Thistle Oatstraw Alfalfa Comfrey
    46. 46. Tea for Babies and Toddlers
    47. 47. How to Give Tea to Babies 1. A breastfeeding mother can consume the tea. Pros: Easy to do. No concerns about flavour or allergic reactions. Cons: Takes time for effect. Less potent than direct administration.
    48. 48. How to Give Tea to Babies 2. Tea can be given directly to baby using a spoon, medicine dropper or in a bottle with water Pros: Easy to control dose. Fast acting. Simple to administer. Cons: Some teas have strong flavours. Slight risk of allergic reaction.
    49. 49. How to Give Tea to Babies 3. Tea can be put into a bath with the child. Some absorption occurs through the skin and through inhalation of essential oils. Pros: Easy to do. Gentle and non-toxic. Cons: Difficult to control dose. Slight risk of contact allergic reaction.
    50. 50. Teas for Colic Nothing is more upsetting than the inability to soothe your baby. Colic is most common in the first three months of life. Most experts suspect that colic occurs as a result of an immature digestive tract and resulting indigestion and gas.
    51. 51. Teas for Colic Chamomile – a well-known soother, relaxant and carminative herb Carminative – a botanical that increases blood flow to the digestive tract, decreases formation of gas and promotes expulsion of gas from the digestive tract
    52. 52. Teas for Colic Chamomile – a well-known soother, relaxant and carminative herb Dosage: Mother – one cup two to three times daily Infant – 1 tsp two to three times daily for 3-4 days then decrease to 1 tsp twice daily Chamomile is not appropriate for people with ragweed allergies and may worsen heartburn. Check with your baby’s Naturopathic Doctor before starting chamomile tea with your infant.
    53. 53. Teas for Colic Fennel – the best herbal tea for colic. Relieves gas while also stimulating digestion and appetite. Can also increase milk flow in mothers, ensuring an adequate supply to breastfed babies. Dosage: Mother – one cup three times daily Infant – dilute one cup of fennel tea in two cups of water. Give 1tsp of diluted tea four times daily
    54. 54. Teas for Colic Lemon balm – a relaxing herb for both the nervous and digestive systems. Calms the mind, relaxes the body and encourages elimination of gas from the digestive tract. Dosage: Mother – one cup two to three times daily Infant – dilute one cup of tea in two cups of water. Give 1tsp of diluted tea four times daily
    55. 55. Teas for Colic Cat nip – another relaxing herb for both the nervous and digestive systems. Calms the mind and body and clears gas. Dill – a powerful carminative that can be effective in clearing gas and relieving colic pains. Best used as a spice in mother’s food rather than as a tea. Peppermint – relieves spasms of the digestive tract, speeds emptying of the stomach, enhances digestion and helps relieve gas. Best taken as a tea by the mother, but may be given directly to the infant if no other herbs are effective.
    56. 56. Teas for Fever
    57. 57. Teas for FeverFever is a natural defense mechanism that our body uses to fight off viral and bacterial infections. Increasing the body’s temperature allows our immune system to function optimally and makes it difficult for viruses and bacteria to replicate.
    58. 58. Teas for FeverDiaphoretic: a herb that:• temporarily raises the body temperature• activates the immune system,• encourages sweating (which brings down body temperature)• improves circulation• minimizes symptoms of cold and influenza including sore muscles, chills, congestion and sore throat
    59. 59. Teas for FeverVery high fevers (above 102F/ 38.8oC in achild or above 101F/ 38.3oC in an infant)should be treated with appropriatemedications (acetaminophen or ibuprofen)to manage fever while using tea as asupportive treatment.Do not give aspirin to a child with a fever.
    60. 60. Teas for Fever ❉ Chamomile ❉ Cinnamon ❉ Elder flower ❉ Ginger ❉ Bayberry ❉ Lemon balm ❉ Lime blossom ❉ Peppermint
    61. 61. Teas for Fever Bayberry A traditional Native American tea for fever. Scientific research supports it’s ability to reduce fever due to the myricitrin content. Dosage: Prepare one tbsp leaves in one cup boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes and allow to cool. Child over one year – one tsp every 3 hours up to four doses daily
    62. 62. Dr. Watson’s Hot Baby Tea Mix equal parts lemon balm, chamomile, peppermint* and elder flowers. Place 1 tsp of herbal tea in a tea pot Add 1 cup boiling water and cover Infuse for 10 minutes Dosage:Infants 0-1 years: 1 tsp every 3 hours up to 4 doses per day Child 1-2 years: 2 tsp every 3 hours up to 4 doses per day Child 2+years: ½ cup every 3 hours up to 4 doses per day *Omit peppermint for children under one year of age
    63. 63. Tea forTeething
    64. 64. Tea for TeethingHomeopathy is thetreatment of choice forteething
    65. 65. Tea for TeethingChamomile teacan be given asa cool tea to teething childrento:❉ calm the child❉ soothe the gums❉ decrease inflammation❉ decrease risk of infection in the gums
    66. 66. Thank you for attending!Dr. Lisa Watson, NDNaturopathic DoctorIntegrative Health Institutewww.integrativehealthinstitute.cawww.drlisawatson.com@drlisawatson

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