Did I tell you I weaned Asa? It came and went without much fanfare. It was an easy transition. By the second day I don’t think he even remembered he had ever nursed. In fact, the week before he was extremely grumpy in the mornings and I think it was because nursing was not satisfying him. Once I got him on a cup full of soy, he was happy boy again.
I’m not sad. I love breastfeeding (minus thrush, yeast and mastitis, of course) but after about a year, I’m ready to stop. However, since I have weaned him he has been so sick! Remember his hacking cough? And now he’s got a runny nose. What is up with that? I feel like the antibodies in breastmilk weren’t protecting him anymore and he got sick!
You know I’m on the edge of being a little granola. Actually, not really. I’m not really even close to being granola. I just am totally interested and intrigued by all natural and whole foods and natural/homeopathic healing. Of course, I did just eat 5 white fudge covered oreos, so I’m obviously not obsessive.
Ever since Daddy had cancer in 2006 and is now going through this Hepatitis C stuff, it makes me leery of traditional medicine. I am SO thankful for doctors, but UGH, I just hate the whole, “Well, we think it might be this…” and “We’re not sure, so let’s try this…” And then taking medicines to balance the side effects of other medicines. It just feels…unnatural.
It’s a big struggle I’ve had for the past two years…I delayed both Lydia and Asa’s vaccinations. I’m not getting them a flu shot. I try to do organic for meat and the dirty dozen. I don’t give them over-the-counter medicine (except for some tyelnol here and there). And I try to be up on other foods and things I should be avoiding. My all natural hero, Dr. Weil is really into “tonics” which are just plant based substances that help your body fight and prevent sickness. I’ve also read a little about homeopathic medication like Boiron (they have tons of kids’ products) and Hylands (remember the calming pills I used on the cruise?).
But what are you supposed to do when your kids are crying because they can’t breath? Or they have a hacking cough? What am *I* supposed to do for that matter? I cannot stand to not breathe. I will take anything if it will help me breathe and sleep! So, my question is this…do you use any homeopathic, natural medications or treatments for your kids? For yourself? Which ones? How have they helped?