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Nat Phos 6x for Infant

My son is 11 weeks old and has acid reflux. He is currently on Zantac 1.7ml two times a day. Today I purchased some Nat. Phos 6x and would like to try using this to treat his reflux. I need some guidance. First, is it safe to use on an 11 week old infant? Second, what is the dose? The bottle says for kids 1-6, the dose is 2 pills, three times a day. Would 1 pill three times a day be ok for an infant? Also, should we stop giving the Zantac when we start the nat phos 6x? To be honest, I'm a little nervous to start this, but I'm desperate to give my son relief and I have giving him the medicine prescribed by his doctor. Thank you for you help ahead of time!
 
  nonomama on 2012-03-18
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Firstly, using a remedy for a named condition ie. reflux is not really homoeopathy, but an allopathic use of our medicines. As such, it is an unreliable way to help your son. However, the low potencies can have such broad general effects that you can get some amelioration from them.

In order to make this safer for your son, you need to avoid giving him the dry pillules. All homoeopathic medicines need to be made into a liquid dose. I will post my typical instructions here.

INSTRUCTONS FOR SPLIT DOSING

Firstly, you need to create a separate dosing bottle. Get a bottle with a dropper, 15-30mls in size, and fill it with a mixture of water and alcohol (5 parts to 1 part). Dissolve 2-4 granules or 2-4 drops of the medicine you bought from the pharmacy into this mixture. Your doses will be made from this bottle.

Hit the bottle firmly against the palm of your hand, or another elastic surface like a book. It should be a firm hit not a tap. 2 hits is enough to begin with, and should not be increased unless it is clear that it is needed. The water in this bottle will 'remember' the number of times you have hit it, so that subsequent doses will be stronger (necessary to overcoming the resistance of your disease).

Place 1 drop into an amount of water - I may start with anything from 1/4-1 full cup (62ml-250ml) depending on the sensitivity of the patient. Stir thoroughly and take 1 teaspoon into the mouth. Throw the rest of the cup away. Wash the cup and spoon in hot water, no detergent, and put them to the side for further dosing.

This is one dose. Repeat doses would be started from the 2 hits on the bottle.

Each step of this process can be adjusted to reduced aggravation or to increase the effect of the medicine. In order to be able to do this, it is important to measure each step (count the hits, the drops, measure the water etc).

There are things you need to watch out for if you are going to use our medicines this way.

1. Watch for any new symptoms. This is a bad sign under treatment and you should stop the medicine right away.

2. If any symptoms worsen, also stop the remedy. If it is a homoeopathic aggravation then improvement will follow. You would normally not repeat the remedy unless there is relapse or the improvment is less than 50%.

It is definitely in his best interest to get him off the Zantac. However, you should wait until you are sure the remedy is working before stopping any orthodox drug treatment.

I would give make his dose as 1 drop in 1/4 cup of water, stir thoroughly and give 1 teaspoon. Do this twice a day. Continue this for no more than 4 days then his case needs to be assessed.

Just to reiterate, this is not a homoeopathic approach. Real cure will only come from a proper case being taken, and a remedy prescribed on his individual health picture. Real cure will ensure good health for him in the future, rather than a band-aid measure in the present.

David Kempson
Professional Classical Homoeopath
Dip.Hom.Med.1994
 
brisbanehomoeopath 8 years ago
Thank you for your advice. I was under the impression that I could dissolve a pellet in water and give it to him. Is that not true? You said to make sure the remedy is working before I take him off the Zantac...does that mean it's okay to give him both the Nat Phos 6x and the Zantac? Also, how many times a day should I give him the NP6? The bottle says 3 times a day. Thank you ahead of time for your help.
[message edited by nonomama on Mon, 19 Mar 2012 00:00:39 GMT]
 
nonomama 8 years ago

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