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28

Mercury Retrograde 2017

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“Solstice” comes from two Latin words: sol meaning “sun” and sistere meaning “to stand still” because it appeared as though the sun and moon had stopped moving across the sky. This

 longest night of the year, followed by a renewal of the sun, demonstrates the cyclical order of the cosmos. In this way, celebrating the solstice can be a beautiful remembrance that our lives are part of a larger order, always changing, always renewing.

If we look around us we can see that the rest of nature has quieted down, slowed down, or at least taken its activity underground into its roots or burrows. Since we are a part of nature, So this is the gift of the season: a pause to appreciate and to nurture our roots, our connections that support us so well all year long.

Winter Solstice is one of our oldest celebrations, dating back to the dawn of modern civilization some 30,000 years ago. For ancient people, the winter solstice was an awesome, mysterious, and powerful phenomenon tap into this magical time with ritual, intention and meditation.

A couple of suggestions for rituals for the winter solstice

  • Make a Christmas wreath which is an ancient tradition made of evergreens, holly, and ivy. The wreath’s circle symbolizes the wheel of the year and the completion of another cycle.
  • Light a candle on the solstice and shine the light and reflect and meditate on your teachings and wisdom from the year gone by.
  • Cleanse your home with some sage or bells.
  • Cleanse your own energy field with some sage, rose water, or a nice cleansing salt bath
  • Decorating the tree with objects resembling fruits, nuts, berries, to acknowledge
  • the gifts of abundance from Mother eart
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Pump pump pump every 2 hours 15mins per breast after breast feeding

 

Nurse frequently its all supply and demand, the more you pump and baby sucks the more your body will produce.

 

Take  a nurse vacation take 2-3 and do nothing other then nursing

 

Offer both breasts at each feeding

 

Avoid pacificers and bottles which introducing your baby to the nipple if possiblt

 

Take care of yourself make sure you get plenty of rest this will effect breast milk

Do what you need to do relax and I know this is easier said then done when you are concerned about your breast milk and have a new baby but the more you can do to relax the more your milk supply will be able to come in. take a warm showers, take a nap, meditate

 

Big bowl of steel cut oats each morning with flaxseeds, brewers yeast, blue and blackberries

 

Herbs

Blessed thistle herb capsules

Fenugreek caps 3

Brewers yeast

herb called withania

lactation Cookies (recipe below)

Wholefoods, sprouts or peoples have a couple of brands of lactation herbs with them all mixed and ready to go

Up your calories eating more then when you were pregnant, at least 2500 per day

Do not try to loose weight, have lots of healthy fat foods

Breast milk is like white blood it necessary to have lots or protein and fat

Protein with every meal

Make sure you are eating every 2 hours three large meals a day and protein in-between like a handful of almonds, Brazil nuts, some hummus with carrots or celery

Make sure you are not eating too much dairy may cause gas for baby

Make sure all your meats are organic or at least hormone and antibiotic free

I notice as soon as I eat a good meal I have a strong let down

 

 

I drink 2-3 cups of mother’s milk tea each day (from whole foods or sprouts)

 

I do the mothers lactations tonic 3 times per day

 

Most importantly give your breast love each day, talk to them

Massage your breasts in the shower

Meditate on breast feeding your baby

Focus on having an abundance of milk not lack, see the milk flowing like a waterfall.

 

I creating a vision board and altar dedicated to my breast milk, I added pictures of milk flowing like waterfalls and bottles filled with milk etc.

 

On my altar I added a glass of sacred milk, pictures of the Gods and Goddess dedicated to milk supply, I felt it was very powerful

 

Serpente is the gem related with helping with breast milk, I have on my breast pump or you can wear on your bra

 

Goddesses to call in that help with milk supply

Mother Mary

Rumina is a Roman Goddess of Breastfeeding and Women

Irish Goddess Brigid

TheEphesusgoddess of fertility

Our Lady of Perpetual Lactation inAntigua

The Greek goddess Hera is one of the daughters of Cronus and Rhea. … She created the Milky Way

Aradia, Athena, Inanna, Gaia, and Februa

Gods of Love and Fertility, Aengus Og, Eros, and Februus

 

If it is possible to get your doctor to do a blood test and if you find out that your prolactin levels are low you can get a prescription drug called domperidone it can be purchased on a web site

www.inhousepharmacy.biz

Lactation Cookies Recipe

  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 & 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal (can be found at any local health food store)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups oats, thick cut if you can get them
  • 1 cup or more chocolate chips/sultanas/almonds/macadamia nuts (whatever takes your fancy)
  • 2-4 tablespoons of brewers yeast (be generous)

 

While getting your milk supply up you can get donor milk

 

Here is the Human Milk for Human Babies CA: http://www.facebook.com/HM4HBCA

 

Get a private lactation consultant

 

Robin Kaplan, M.Ed., IBCLC, RLC
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Owner, San Diego Breastfeeding Center, LLC
www.sdbfc.com
619-606-2211

 

Vickii Gervais LM LAc

Blending Ancient Arts: Midwifery*Acupuncture*Herbal Medicine

Wild Harmony Wellness

5837 El Cajon Blvd

San DiegoCA92115

tel/fax             619 286 2888

www.wildharmonywellness.com

 

Vicki Wolfrum RN CNM IBCLC

 

Best Baby Ever at Whole Life Home Care

 

445 Marine View Ave. Suite 315

 

DelMar CA 92014Cell: (619) 507-6108

 

Office: (858) 369-5930

 

Website: www.wholelifehomecare.com

 

Peggy Reynolds-Olsen (also a craniosacral therapist!)

Lactation Educator and Consultant IBCLC

3343 4th AveSan Diego CA 92103

Tel: (760) 809-7081

Website: www.peggyolsen.com

 

Margaret:

http://www.breastfeedingsandiego.com/our_consultants2.html

 

ShariSilady

http://www.google.com/search?q=lactation+consultant+san+diego&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari#mldd=1

 

 

Acupuncture can be powerful for support with breast milk

InSan Diego

I recommend

Jaime Boyd

www.wholefamilywellnesscenter.net

619-894-4725

3010 5th ave

San Diego, Ca 92103

She had me on herbs called Precious woman

 

First a wonderful article from one of my favorite herbalists who
trains women in the WISE WOMAN tradition.
http://www.susunweed.com/Article_Breastfeeding1.htm

 

Some herbs from Gia

http://www.gaiaherbs.com/products/by_condition/19/Lactation

 

Articles about baby formula

http://blog.radiantlifecatalog.com/nourishing-traditions-homemade-baby-formula-to-be-featured-on-pbs-nationwide/

 

ingredients for the formula can be found here:

http://www.radiantlifecatalog.com/product/HOMEMADE-BABY-FORMULA-INGREDIENTS/raw-milk-infant-formula

 

 

 

For sore nipples

Organic coconut oil

Mother Love

Lanolin (my least favorite)

 

Keeping your nipples healthy

Organic coconut oil

Oregano oil (good for candida from babies mouth but will not taste good for baby so make sure it is washed off before baby feeds

 

 

Mastitis

it is important the you only pump that breast so it can heal. The candida in his mouth will feed the infection. Get some lavender oil young living dilute down with another oil like flax and apply to the black spot 2-3 x day.

 

Dandolin is great, 2 full tinctures 3 times a day

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