If you are unsure about using a product don’t use it until you have checked its safety with a reliable source.
Please do not change or stop any treatment recommended by your paediatrician or doctor without consulting them first.
Herbal and natural remedies for digestion, calming, breast-milk supply, depression etc., can be very effective in some cases, but a possible interaction with mainstream medications is often overlooked and can be harmful. Effectiveness of medications can be reduced or enhanced with unpredictable consequences.
Please ensure all medications, natural or mainstream are prescribed/recommended/approved by a registered practitioner and administered using prescribed instructions. When discussing yours or your infant’s needs with your practitioner please ensure to mention all other treatments already being used.
Please note that GRSNNZ does not provide advice on dosages of complementary or conventional medications.
A selection of natural, complementary and alternative therapies, and homeopathic products, information and links are provided below. This is not a complete list of products.
Crying Over Spilt Milk/GRSNNZ take no responsibility for the accuracy of the information on these sites and receives no payment for providing this information. Please let us know if you have concerns about the information.
2019-10-12: About Herbs
Find out lots of information on specific herbs, botanicals and other products.
Most people have heard about chamomile tea and its relaxing properties. It is also calming on the digestive symptoms and in many colic remedies. Kid’s Calm by Kiwiherb contains chamomile.
2019-12-15: Digestodoron Drops
Some have found this helpful. “Regulates digestive processes, helping e.g. chronic constipation or diarrhoea…”
This has been found helpful in same cases of GORD. It may need to be obtained through a practitioner.
Often not a complete cure, but useful in controlling gastric reflux in association with other management techniques.
Is a natural rhubarb and ginger medication for the treatment of reflux and colic in babies.
Written by Roslyn Ballantyne (RN), National Coordinator 2013 – 2020 and Jennifer Howard (Dip. Nat. Therapies) National Coordinator 2001 – 2013 & Community Educator for © Crying Over Spilt Milk Gastric Reflux Support Network New Zealand for Parents of Infants and Children Charitable Trust 2004. Last updated December 2019.
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