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Toddler big sleep issues, eczema, tooth decay

My daughter just turned 2 a month a half ago. She has never slept through the night. She used to wake up 10+ times a night till about 18 months, now about 5-6 times, and sometimes we are up for a few hours in the middle of the night. She still nurses at night and many times a day, she is addicted and will scream horribly when denied.
She also has eczema that has gotten worse recently and contributes to terrible sleeping, when she wakes up she is not able to fall back asleep and will itch for hours sometimes.
Also, her teeth are crumbling away! I worry it's the night nursing so I am really trying to get her sleep through the night, which hopefully will help her teeth.
She tends to get constipated too and it hurts her to go to the bathroom.
Her temperament is quite moody, gets easily frustrated or angry, is often whiny, cranky and clingy. She also has several fears, gets scared of some people, things and situations. Otherwise she is very social and loves company, people, and loves a lot of attention. She is very active.
Please, advice what to give her (mainly for her sleep issues! but also for others).
TIA!
 
  kalex on 2014-09-01
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1. Age, weight, height
2. Physical appearance of the child e.g. thin, chubby, tall, short
3. Describe the nature of the child (shy, headstrong etc. give details)
4. Have the growth milestones (e.g. teething, standing, walking, talking etc. )achieved early, on time or late
5. What are the symptoms of the health problem
6. What makes the problem better without using medicines
7. What makes the problem worse without using medicines
8. How is the child behaving emotionally during this problem
9. How long the problem has been there
10. What is the reason of the problem in mother’s view
11. How is the child’s thirst & appetite
12. What does the child like to eat
13. What does the child dislike in food
14. Is there any strong preference of taste e.g. sweet, salty, sour, bitter
15. How is the stool & urine
16. How is the child’s sleep
17. What is the child afraid of (animals, insects, darkness, alone etc.)
18. Where does the child sweat normally
19. How much does the child sweat (little, moderate, a lot)
20. Any problems with nose, throat, ears, chest
21. Is the child normally cold or hot
22. Was it a planned pregnancy, if not, how did you feel on finding about it
23. How was the pregnancy of the mother (morning sickness, bleeding, happy, sad, tense etc)
24. How is the relationship of mother & father
25. What diseases run in your family (mother & father)
 
fitness 4 years ago
Hi Kalex,

Here is a short article by a pediatrician on night breast feeding-

If it was my child, I would be going to a pediatric dentist
to keep damage to a minimum

This is an issue that dentists and breastfeeding advocates still don’t agree on. There is research that supports both sides. Here is my opinion.

Most children get at least one cavity. Some children get several. A select few have a genetic susceptibility to have many cavities. These few tend to get cavities no matter what is done to prevent them.
Most children breastfeed. Some children continue to breastfeed into their second and third year of life. These children sometimes nurse once or twice a night.
Most “night-nursers” are therefore going to have at least one cavity. Some are going to get several cavities, and occasionally the child that has genetically weak teeth, and also happens to be a night-nurser, will get many cavities.
So when a night-nurser has a lot of cavities, dentists like to blame this on the sugar in the breast milk that sits on the teeth overnight. What dentists don’t realize, however, is that MOST night-nursers either DON’T get cavities or have only one or two.
Some studies have shown that night-nursers don’t have any more cavities than children who are already weaned.
So here is my conclusion – in general, night-nursing does NOT increase the risk of a child getting cavities enough to cause parents to intentionally wean their babies at night. You may have other reasons to do so, but do not wean at night in order to decrease cavities. If your baby night-nurses it is prudent to brush his teeth thoroughly first thing in the morning.

I do, however, have one exception to this. If a one, two or three year old child (or any age) shows signs of unusual tooth decay and numerous cavities, then the parents should do EVERYTHING they can to prevent further decay and cavities. Because there MAY be a slightly increased risk from night-nursing, the parents may need to wean the baby from night-nursing (and by all means, continue during the day as long as you wish)
 
simone717 4 years ago
1. Age, weight, height
25 and a half months, weight about 27-28 lbs, height about 2 ft 10'
2. Physical appearance of the child e.g. thin, chubby, tall, short
Tall, slender but not thin, strong athletic build
3. Describe the nature of the child (shy, headstrong etc. give details)
Very stubborn and headstrong, will fight me on most things I want her to do; doesn't like to sit still much, will frequently fight getting into the car seat or stroller; has always required lots of soothing since baby (rocking, bouncing, sucking, holding) to keep her from crying; moody, can get upset easily over lots of little things and will throw a huge fit; can be fearful of many things and people but is also very outgoing, social, loves playing with other kids, getting attention from people and showing off; notices small details
4. Have the growth milestones (e.g. teething, standing, walking, talking etc. )achieved early, on time or late
Mostly on time I'd say, first tooth at 5 and 1/2 months, standing at around 8 months, walking without help at 12 months, speech exploded btw 18-24 months
5. What are the symptoms of the health problem
Wakes up frequently, hard to fall asleep usually, eczema at around 4 months, looked mild to moderate but itcheness was quite severe, skin cleared by about a year, then came back at around 23 months till now; tooth decay noticed first at 16 months (weak enamel that chips off easily) and has gotten worse despite many efforts to halt it, most of her upper teeth didn't come out all the way, they seem short and worn out; sometimes gets constipated and has hard painful BM
6. What makes the problem better without using medicines
So far didn't find anything
7. What makes the problem worse without using medicines
Unsure
8. How is the child behaving emotionally during this problem
She uses frequent breastfeeding for every time she is upset, can't sleep, is angry, in pain etc...She gets very angry if I say no
9. How long the problem has been there
Bad sleeper since birth (had some better periods when she started to improve but then got worse again), eczema since about 4 months but then went away for a while; constipation since solids (when exclusively breastfed she had lots of very runny BMs a day); decay noticed at 16 months
10. What is the reason of the problem in mother’s view
I don't know
11. How is the child’s thirst & appetite
Her appetite is up and down, sometimes she will eat quite a lot (usually just once a day though, mostly later in the day) and other times hardly anything besides breast milk. Lately her appetite increased a little. Her thirst is average, more on the lower side, sometimes she won't drink much besides milk and refuses water. She doesn't like juices much.
12. What does the child like to eat
She is a very picky eater, she may like one thing one day but not the next. She has always liked meat mainly chicken (although she won't eat it every day), she likes crackers, spagetti, pizza, rice, some veggies, some yogurt, some fruit but not much or often, she likes milk (breast and sometimes regular)
13. What does the child dislike in food
She seems to dislike mushy type of food, like bananas, avocados
14. Is there any strong preference of taste e.g. sweet, salty, sour, bitter
I don't think there is a strong preference
15. How is the stool & urine
As I said earlier, stools were frequent and runny when infant, constipated mostly after solids introduced, she was fine for a few months and now the past week back to constipation. Her urine is normal.
16. How is the child’s sleep
Very frequent wake-ups, usually can't sleep more than 2 hours straight, gets even worse towards the morning when she wakes even more frequently
17. What is the child afraid of (animals, insects, darkness, alone etc.)
Afraid of some strangers, not all, usually men and usually only when they directly approach her, afraid of vacuum cleaner, loud toilets, several other gadgets that make noise but not all, used to be afraid of flies, it varies and changes. Usually not animals.
18. Where does the child sweat normally
Forehead and head
19. How much does the child sweat (little, moderate, a lot)
Moderate
20. Any problems with nose, throat, ears, chest
No
21. Is the child normally cold or hot
Usually warm, doesn't like having blanket on at night, doesn't like a jacket or hats
22. Was it a planned pregnancy, if not, how did you feel on finding about it
Yes, planned
23. How was the pregnancy of the mother (morning sickness, bleeding, happy, sad, tense etc)
Happy overall but early on some stress and sadness over some situation from the past. Very tired.
24. How is the relationship of mother & father
Very good and loving
25. What diseases run in your family (mother & father)
Overall healthy
 
kalex 4 years ago
Your remedy is: Calcarea Carbonica 200c.

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Please take two doses 12 hrs apart. Just two doses. Not daily.
Report back in 7 days with changes observed.

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If remedy is Pills/Pellets:
One dose is one pill.
Dissolve the pill in your mouth.

If remedy is liquid:
Put one drop of the remedy in half glass of water, stir and take one tea spoon from it.
That’s one dose.

FOR CHILDREN:
If the child can't safely suck on the pill/pellets then one dose is made by dissolving one pill of the remedy (or one drop, if you have liquid remedy) in half a glass of cooled, boiled water. Stir it and take one tea spoon from it.

TIME OF DOSE:
First dose: At night before sleeping.
Second dose: 12 hrs after the first dose.
Don’t take any more dose or any other remedy unless I tell you.

PRECAUTIONS:
If there is significant worsening of symptoms (called homeopathic aggravation) after the first dose, then don’t take the second dose.
Don’t take any other homeopathic remedy during this treatment.
Give a break of at least 10 minutes before eating/drinking anything before or after taking the remedy.
During the treatment, don’t eat anything which you have never had all your life.

HOMEOPATHIC AGGRAVATION
Sometimes the symptoms for which treatment is being done can worsen after taking the homeopathic remedy. This is homeopathic aggravation and a good sign. It usually dies down within 24-48 hrs. During this time you can use any non-medicinal means to keep yourself comfortable. If the aggravation seems excessive, you can use any & all means necessary (including taking allopathic medicines) to keep yourself comfortable. Keep your homeopath fully updated if this happens.

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DIETARY & EXERCISE GUIDELINES (for adults):
Use common sense in following these guidelines and ask me if unsure. Homeopathy is not magic and it can only work when all other supportive strategies are also used. To make sure you are cured as fast as possible and stay that way please change your lifestyle to include the following:

1. Start eating half cup of low fat, plain, non-flavored yogurt with live cultures daily in the morning or with lunch. If you have homemade yogurt that’s the best. Yogurt can cause increased mucus generation in some individuals, if you are like that, don’t eat yogurt. Rather start eating roasted black chick peas (also known as Bengal Gram) daily.
2. Stop all processed foods e.g. white bread, white rice, white burgers etc.
3. Eat whole foods only i.e. whole grain bread, brown rice, brown burgers etc.
4. The bread should be high in bran content & the flour should be coarse ground.
5. Start eating a small bowl of salad at least once a day e.g. it should contain cucumber, carrots, salad leaves, tomato and any vegetable you like. Put a dressing of olive oil & raw apple cider vinegar and put some salt & black pepper to your liking.
6. Eat at least 1-2 fruits per day e.g. apple, orange etc.
7. Drink enough water so that your urine is clear. Yellow colored urine is a good indication that you are dehydrated.
8. Eat only when hungry and when eating, don’t overstuff yourself.
9. Focus on food only when you eat i.e. don’t divert your attention by watching tv etc.
10. Exercise:
• Aerobic activity e.g. Start walking at least 30 minutes a day for 5 days a week with your spouse/friend and achieve your target heart rate.
• Strength training e.g. Start weight training at least 20 minutes 3 days a week.

LIFESTYLE CHANGE:
No amount of treatment, be it homeopathic or allopathic, can cure if the persistent cause is not eliminated e.g. if you keep moving a broken bone repeatedly then it will never heal since you are not giving it the required break to heal and set the bone. The same logic applies to constant immense stress (don’t confuse it with daily life stress which is necessary to survive).
Extremely unhappy relationships are toxic in nature and only breed more contempt & ill health unless they are addressed and proper remedial measures are not taken.
 
fitness 4 years ago
I'd recommend that you follow the eating/exercise guidelines as your daughter is breastfed and what you eat and stress you face has a lot of effect on her too.

All of this should help otherwise we need to treat you too.
 
fitness 4 years ago
Thank you for the suggestion!

I was reading up on the Calcarea carbonica and a few things do fit her, but many don't. For example 'Calcarea carbonica children discover early in life that they are slower than others their age. During play, they find themselves slow at games and sports' She is very physical and does very well in various sporting activities for her age.
Another one that doesn't fit: 'This self-reliance is illustrated by the child who can be left for an hour to play alone while his mother cleans the house.'
Few other traits don't seem to fit for her. One does fit well though: 'Obstinacy is a major clue to the remedy.'

I do feel that many Lycopodium characteristics fit really well:
'Two distinct types of behavior can be observed in Lycopodium children. In one type, fear and apprehension affect every aspect of the child’s life. In the other, the child is bossy to the point of being dictatorial and strives to control those close by, be they parents, siblings, or friends. For instance, in a mother-son relationship, the child, not the adult, controls the relationship.'
“To restate the characteristics of the Lycopodium psychology mentioned thus far, we may safely say that the children fear being alone and being around new people and situations.”
'This desire for power is strong and takes many forms. One may hear parents complain of the headstrong, cranky Lycopodium who controls the household.'

Is it possible for her to be Lycopodium instead?
 
kalex 4 years ago
I have given my choice, you are free to do as you please.
 
fitness 4 years ago
I was just making sure I described my daughter well in my original post. Also, I am trying to learn more. I don't understand homeopathy as I am just starting with it, so my question wasn't to argue your suggestion, I am just trying to learn more and the reason why some remedies are prescribed over others. I am really fascinated by homeopathy but I find it quite confusing when studying about different remedies, as so many seem to fit partly that I feel they all apply, while at the same time most have parts that don't apply. It's almost as if they all have parts that seem to fit and all have parts that don't.

I do appreciate your suggestion which I am planning to try. I was simply looking to learn more and clarify my daughter's tendencies.
 
kalex 4 years ago
Your question '....the reason why some remedies are prescribed over others...' is what makes homeopathy so challenging to practice.

There are several factors which go into choosing the correct remedy. Evocationer wrote a very nice article on this forum in that regards. Maybe Simone can guide you to that one.
 
fitness 4 years ago
Hi Kalex,

Since this is a volunteer site, most people have time to study the case and prescribe
and no time to teach or inclination to teach.

You might like to google the site of Mary Aspinwall. She is a well known homeopath
with many years experience and teacher/author.

On the right side of her page- is Free Stuff. You can download her basic homeopathy
book. She does phone prescribing for acute problems for $50. She has online classes
with other well known homeopaths.
 
simone717 4 years ago
I'm not a homeopath - just a mothers advice - as my daughter had similar issues:
1) Make sure she also gets water to drink - as just nursing at age 2 will make her very thirsty.
2) Check with a homeopath regarding tuberculinum bovinum - which cured my daughter's eczema and other issues- gave her tub bov 30 c 1 pill per week at exact same time till she got better.
Best wishes.
 
Hair Loss 4 years ago
also tub bov is available in India
 
Hair Loss 4 years ago

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