THE BABY MANUAL
by Lawrence Wilson, MD
© April 2013, The Center For Development, Inc.
This article will be expanded into a booklet about baby care. For now, it discusses some of the most important conditions and problems of babies, which can easily be handled without resorting to drugs and other toxic interventions. Babies should never be given drugs unless the natural methods are not effective. Their bodies are very delicate, and they are growing fast, so they absorb toxins very easily.
Activity level. Please do not stress your baby in any way. Baby’s need loads of rest and sleep. Do not keep babies up late, do not make babies stay up when they want to go to sleep, and do not wake babies up when they are sleeping. This is extremely important in some homes.
Antibiotics. This is one of the most toxic and harmful groups of medical drugs. Thousands of prescriptions are given to babies, damaging their livers, kidneys and intestinal tracts often for life. In my experience, if a baby is fed correctly on breast milk, and gets enough rest and sleep, antibiotics are very rarely needed. Natural antibiotic substances are extremely effective on babies in the case of infections. Please use antibiotics only as a very last resort after natural methods have been tried and done properly. For more on this important topic read How To Boost Immunity and Beyond Antibiotics. One of the best antibiotic remedies for babies is 3 to 9 tablets daily of Limcomin, a product from Endomet Labs in Phoenix, AZ (1-800-528-4067). It is just a combination of specific minerals and vitamins, but it works well and is better than most herbal and other natural products for infections.
Constipation. Give the baby about 1/4th of teaspoon of Epsom salts, preferably dissolved in some breast milk or other milk or juice if breast milk is not available.
Coughs and Respiratory infections.
the baby in your arms if the baby is crying. Of course, also find out why the baby is crying, if
possible. As stated elsewhere,
healthy babies should rarely cry.
If a baby cries a lot, it is usually in pain.
Avoid constipation with Epsom salts and breast milk, if possible. Also avoid colic by feeding correctly and relaxing completely at feeding time. Never hurry a feeding, as this can be enough to cause colic and crying.
Developmental Delays. These are sadly common today. Prime causes are poor health of the mother, lack of breast milk in a few cases and vaccinating children. The worst is when more than one vaccine is given at a time, and the use of combination vaccines such as the DPT and MMR. These are the worst, but all the vaccines are very harmful and I do not recommend any of them ever. For much more information on this critical topic, read Vaccination – Medical Abomination on this website. The article also lists other sources of vaccine information that is not tainted by medical propaganda.
Other causes of delays include the use of medical drugs in some cases such as antibiotics, improper diet such as feeding a baby sugars in any form or adult food too early, and rarely other causes such as genetic problems, and illnesses such as nervous system infections.
While not always helpful, in many cases, a nutritional balancing program, which can be started soon after birth, can help minimize and often reverse developmental delays in many cases. Sometimes the change is amazing and quite dramatic.
Diarrhea. This can be acute or chronic. Babies can get an infection that causes temporary diarrhea. No remedy is needed except rest and perhaps using a reddish heat lamp on the abdomen, which all babies need.
Repeated or chronic diarrhea may be due to an improper diet. Many babies overeat because they really cannot digest anything very well. Reduce food intake, with only short breastfeeding sessions with at least one hour between feedings. Stop feeding fruit, juices, all sugars, grains, meats, and even pureed vegetables. This will often take care of it.
If a baby seems sensitive to milk, try to go back to breast milk. If the mother does not have enough, use fenugreek and blessed thistle to increase milk production, and just put the baby to the breast and allow him or her to suck, and this will increase milk production.
Diet for babies. This may be the most important topic in this article. Babies need breast milk, if at all possible. Do not add adult food at all until the baby is at least two years old, and preferably not until the baby is three.
If breastfeeding is impossible, and only in this situation, use natural homemade formula. For information how to make baby formula, read Baby Formula You Make At Home on this website.
Drugs – medical. This is a very critical topic. Do not give babies drugs, or most herbs, for that matter. Instead, please use the suggestions in this article for common conditions such as infections, constipation, diarrhea, rashes and most baby problems. If a condition is not listed here, check other articles on this website, or email me at Contact Us.
Ear Infections. These are quite common in some children, especially those who are not fed correctly or whose body is out of balance. A nutritional balancing program will usually take care of them, and prevent them in the future.
The diet must be corrected! Pasteurized cows milk can be a culprit in some cases. Antibiotics are very rarely needed, and they do nothing to correct the underlying causes. Better remedies include 10,000 to 20,000 iu of natural vitamin A daily, the use of reddish heat lamp shined on the ear area, and/or Limcomin, about 3 to 9 tablets daily.
Fevers. These are among the scariest symptoms in babies. The usual cause is a poor diet, ill health or a cold or flu. Once again, antibiotics and Tylenol or other analgesics should be strictly avoided!
A coffee enema is excellent every few hours, if needed. This will lower most fevers for a few hours. The baby can also be sponged off with cool or tepid water or even alcohol for a more powerful effect. Limcomin 3-9 tablets daily will take care of most infections that cause fevers. The diet must be corrected and fevers will be rare.
Foot reflexology. This is wonderful for all babies to do daily. It can also be used as a remedy for almost all health conditions of babies, and is safe and effective. For more on how to do it, read Reflexology on this website.
Lifting babies. Never lift a baby by grabbing its legs or arms. If a baby is in its crib or bed, bend over to pick up the baby. Do not just pull the baby up by the arms or legs.
Lotions and Creams. Do not use most lotions and creams on your baby’s skin. If the skin is dry, cracked, itchy or a rash is present, try to figure out the cause. A nutritional balancing program based on a properly performed hair mineral analysis is best, and can be done as early as a month or two after birth, as long as the baby has a little hair. Most skin lotions and creams, even those designed for babies, are too toxic and clog up the skin badly.
Rashes. These are common. Most are not important, but may be very annoying and painful or itchy. Eczema and others respond very well to a properly designed nutritional balancing program.
Red heat lamps treatments. Shining a reddish ‘heat lamp’ on your baby’s abdomen and chest, and maybe his or her back, for up to one hour daily in two sessions is a wonderful preventive and healing method for all babies, all of the time. The lamp is a 250-watt bulb available for about $10.00-15.00 from most hardware stores and home centers such as Home Depot Lowe’s, True Value and Ace hardware, etc.
You must also purchase a clamp-on socket or other socket designed for a 250-watt bulb. Do not shine it in the baby’s eyes, but focus it on the belly and move it around a little, ideally. You will have to have it about one foot or more away from the body, and you can feel if it seems too hot, or the baby may let you know if it is too hot. It is normal for the skin to turn red after a treatment. This is not a burn, and it goes away after an hour or less.
Shaking a baby. Never shake a baby, allowing the head to bob back and forth. You can actually break the baby’s neck this way. Parents sometimes do this out of frustration to stop a baby from crying. It is terrible. (see Crying for more on how to handle a crying baby.
Sleep problems. Rub the baby’s feet thoroughly. Also, giving the baby an extra feeding may help. Even giving the baby a little more calcium may help as well.
Sunshine. Babies need sunshine. Please do not overdress your baby and deny the baby sunshine because it might be too much for the baby’s skin. A little sunshine – between 10 and 20 minutes very few days, or even more often, is very helpful for most babies. Do not rub sunscreen on the baby’s skin, ever, as it is all too toxic. Just allow the baby to be in the sun gently for at least 10 minutes in most locations. This is most helpful. Do not listen to the doctors who tell you you must keep your baby bundled up all the time with no sun.
Teething problems. These have to do with poor health. I wish this were more widely known. If you feed yourself well, mothers, before and during pregnancy and follow a complete nutritional balancing program during and after pregnancy, teething problems will be much less or non-existent.
Vaccines. These are never necessary and always harmful. I know that is a very strong statement, but it is meant to wake up people before all the children are ruined by them. Please read Vaccination – A Medical Abomination, and other article on the internet that are critical of vaccination. Also, please question and preferably ignore the vaccine propaganda machine fed the greedy pediatricians and drug companies, and by the ignorant public health authorities such as the Surgeon-Generals and others. Please know that the vaccine proponents regularly lie and distort the truth about the terrible risks of vaccines, publish false studies of vaccine safety and effectiveness, and harass any doctor who goes against their methods. This is the truth about vaccination, sadly.
Worms and parasites. These are often easy to take care of, provided you keep your child away from playing in the dirt, putting dirt in his or her mouth, or putting anything that is dirty at all into the mouth or even on the hands.
Drugs are rarely needed to get rid of parasites. The product called GB-3 (high in pancreatin, ox bile and Russian black radish, often takes care of them if the baby is fed correctly. To repeat, feeding a baby correctly means breast milk only until age 3 in most cases. There may be exceptions if the baby cannot tolerate breast milk. See the above section on breast feeding problems.
Over the age of three, proper feeding means NO FRUIT, NO FRUIT JUICES, AND NO SWEETS OF ANY KIND, EVER. It also means cooked vegetables several times daily, animal protein daily or almost daily, and a little whole grain, but never white flour or white rice, or other refined products.