OP, I don't think anyone is trying to be mean. There is no evidence that homeopathic remedies work, and you have a little baby who is in pain, which must be very difficult for you both. Homeopathy won't help either of you here I'm afraid.
However, are you thinking of gripe water or coleif which both help with wind? Gaviscon didn't make my child constipated but it only eased symptoms for a couple of weeks. It was only the ranitidine that worked, as prescribed by paediatrician.
youre brave posting about homeopathy though. Massively controversial in the uk. Very very popular in europe and im very grateful for it. You will get those ^^ responses every time its mentioned though. Obviously theyre all very clever and know all about science and stuff ;)
Thank you for some at last helpful suggestions. Honestly. People are so unkind. Is it better to pump my baby full of drugs or try something natural? The doctor actually said not to use the drugs unless we felt it was absolutely necessary. So I am following his advice.
Again, not unkind. Your baby is in pain. Is it better to treat the pain with things that have been proven to work, or administer a substance with no evidence behind it whatsoever besides a placebo effect.
if you dont believe in homeopathy then the thread really isnt about YOU and how clever and scientific you are. Be happy. Dont use homeopathy treatments if you dont want to, and please, dont let the door hit you on the way out
Sugar water (as in the homemade tea suggested above) could be very bad for your baby, as it restricts their immune system and artificially raises their insulin levels. Their digestive systems are not developer enough to cope with it I'm afraid. That's not me being clever and scientific, that's just the way babies are made.
Theres nothing wrong with standard treatment. Its a bit of a misconception that people have to only believe in one or the other. Often people use homeopathy or herbal remedies as a last resort when doctors help has failed. Im sorry your mum is feeling regretful over things. I dont think that attempting to treat colic with something natural is anything like neglect though.
And it's nothing about being 'clever' Branleuse, it's about stopping a child from suffering from reflux. I've had it for years and it's terrible and can have a huge impact on babies, weight loss, acid erosion...
So forgive people for trying to help the OP by telling her not to waste her time, or her babys, by using methods that have no evidence of their effectiveness.