Monday, July 19, 2010

Medicating Babies

Last night, Julia threw up after I nursed her. It was all over me and all over the floor. When the body is detoxing in any way (that's the nicest way to say it), my go-to is Bentonite. It acts like a sponge and absorbs all the toxins that the body is trying to get rid of, so you don't have to be dehydrated in the process. So that was my first thought for Julia.
But how in the world to get it in her? It has no flavor, but that's not to say that it's exactly pleasant to take.
I added two drops of real maple syrup to a teaspoon of Bentonite liquid (worth it's weight in gold because you'll kill yourself trying to get the powder to dissolve in water-- trust me on this). I sucked up the sweet Bentonite in a medicine syringe and slowly but surely got it into my unhappy camper.

I'm happy to report she is fine. Bentonite to the rescue!


Christy said...

What a great suggestion! Thanks. I use Bentonite and yes, it is a pain to get to dissolve. My first experience with it was taking it to get rid of morning sickness. It worked like a charm! Taking it this way would have been easier though and what a great way to get it in the little ones!

mommy4 said...

Christy, my friend has horrible morning sickness. Did you use it for a long period of time? Did you take it daily?

Again Ginger, I'm putting it on my list of things to get. Thanks!

Ginger said...

Mommy4, it would be ok to take daily for morning sickness, but you have to drink a lot of water w/ it or you can constipate yourself. ;)

Christy said...

I only have morning sickness the first 12 weeks but it worked the whole time. I took it in the evening when I was the least sick and could stomach it and the next morning no sickness! I don't know why it worked or how but I am sure glad it did!