Naturally Reduce Migraine Pain
If you are a nursing mommy you can not take much of any migraine medication. Holistic and natural approaches are about the only thing we can do to combat pain, nausea and vision problems brought on by migraines. Some women find nursing hormones help ease their headaches and some find that the hormone changes can exacerbate their suffering.
My migraines are not as bad as when I was not nursing but can still last for several days and be blindingly painful. Preventative self-care and diet changes are the biggest tools to keep them at bay. However, I still get them regularly.
I love Castor Oil and its many and varied useful uses. You can make your own homemade castor oil compress, which can do a lot of good for headaches. Try a folded strip of flannel cloth soaked in castor oil. Lay the compress across your temples and forehead, leave on for 15-25 minutes.
Drink an extra 16 oz of water if you feel a migraine coming on.
Take two table spoons of magnesium and calcium liquid supplement in the morning or before you use the castor oil compress. Then relax in a reclined position for half an hour.
I have been trying to add in a lot more foods for my gummybear and I to eat that are rich in magnesium. Preventative care is always more effective than trying to grab something to numb a migraine. I add kale to pasta dishes, steam chard with fresh lemon juice as a side dish for just about any meal. Avocados are one of my son's favorite foods and we both gobble them down whenever they go on sale.
We also split a big bowel of yogurt with cut up bananas, almonds for me and a few chunks of dark chocolate.
Migraines are a difficult burden to handle while caring for an infant or toddler. Do as much as you can to prevent headaches from starting to spiral into migraines. While nursing it can be much trickier to take care of ourselves and stay healthy. The best way to take care of our babies while we nurse them is to take care of ourselves as well.