Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: In the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas
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My baby's going on 10 days in the NICU, and finally the end is in sight for us. I'm starting to think now about things I can do at home to mitigate a lot of the treatments that he was exposed to, including x-ray radiation, heavy antibiotics, sedatives, steroids, etc.
Here's what I'm going to line up:
Lots of seaweed dishes for me--the midwife said seaweed pulls radiation out of the body, so let's hope these constituents make it to breast milk...
Taking probiotics myself so that he gets it through my breast milk (to help his body build back antibodies)
Getting an accupuncturist to do a home visit and work on him (to strengthen his lungs, the reason he's in there to begin with, but could be used for a whole host of things)
Little physical therapies to get his muscle tone back up
Baby massage, at his speed, to get him reacquainted with gentle, loving touch
Bach flower remedies for me, again, that I hope will make it to my breast milk, to support his emotional readjustment
Anyone else have a suggestion, or something she tried that worked well?