"The Homoeopathic Physician's Guide to Lactation"
Patricia Hatherly has offered an outstanding combination of scientific, practical and homoeopathic information on the subject of lactation in her book The Homoeopathic Physician's Guide to Lactation. It is both informative and, above all, thorough.
There is so much material, covering virtually every facet and every contingency pertaining to breastfeeding that the book will be of tremendous value to anyone interested in a textbook coverage of the subject, which should be every healing arts practitioner. The volume is illustrated with photos and charts and each chapter has a long list of footnotes.
Nutritional and homoeopathic considerations are applied to a wide list of conditions and situations. Towards the end Ms Hatherly offers a detailed consideration of 3 remedies: Lac Caninum; Lac Maternum and Lac Humanum. She provides an excellent schemata and more direct proving information drawn from her own work done on Lac Maternum.
Lac Maternum is the milk of 9 women collected from day 3 to ten months following childbirth. Lac Maternum, unlike other milk remedies, also contains colostrum, which the author believes is the most important component of the remedy. Her extensive usage of milk remedies and long homoeopathic experience makes this a singular volume. If helping people is your goal, and you work with pregnant and nursing women and infants, this is a book not to be missed.
Neil Tessler ND
SIMILLIMUM Vol XIX Winter/Spring 2006