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We are not suggesting that you ignore the help of trained medical professionals, simply that you have additional options available for treating illnesses. Often the most effective treatment involves a responsible blend of both modern and traditional treatments.

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Herbal Remedy #99

Anise seed
Dill seed
Sweet marjoram
Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1 to 1-1/2 cups a day, sweetened with honey, in mouthful doses.

On the subject of successful nursing: Antiseptics should not be used for either mother’s breast or for baby’s mouth. Ordinary cleanliness is all that is essential. It has been conclusively proven that baby consumes 2/3 of the entire nursing during the first 5 minutes. It is then that he suckles hard and quickly. It is then also that he takes in considerable quantities of air which often cause distress.

When baby has nursed 4 to 5 minutes he should be taken from the breast and placed over mother’s shoulder, abdomen down, then gently patted for a few moments in order that he may bring up whatever gas is within. This should be repeated 2 or 3 times during a 20 minute feeding.