Teething pain has been a major issue for my son, since he was 6 weeks old. He didn't get teeth earlier than what is considered normal, but he had calcium pearls. Teething has caused me to lose sleep, because the pain would wake him through the night and his only comfort is breastfeeding. He also had days of constant breastfeeding 😣These are the things I used, until I found the most effective solution:
• I didn't want to give him Tylenol, but I used it when things got desperate. Tylenol helped a bit, but wired him up. I used Tylenol 4 times in 16 months.
•I bought an expensive amber necklace, which helped, but not enough. At one point, I decided to remove it, thinking it wasn't helping. Two days later I was desperately looking for it.
• homeopathic pills and liquids helped, but only after 4 doses, which had to be spaced apart. I was giving him these pills constantly.
In his 16th month, I started taking Turmeric again, as a supplement for my allergies. That's when I noticed a huge improvement with the teething. He's sleeping for longer stretches of time at night, and he's napping more regularly. I removed the Amber necklace, and don't need to give him pills anymore! How do I know it's the turmeric? Because, he wakes more frequently to breastfeed, and bites me 😩 when I forget to take turmeric.
I realize now, the inflammation in my body, is what causes inflamed gums in him. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory, and has multiple health benefits. I just mix 1/8 of a baby spoon in a glass of water and drink it daily. I'm so grateful I found this remedy, I only wish I found it 15 months ago!
I am a Certified Massage Therapist, Arvigo Practitioner and (almost certified) Aromatherapist. I use this blog to share information about natural and organic health and beauty.