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When learning about essiac and babies, keep in mind the weight of the baby and also the health condition going on. Read on to find crucial information about essiac and babies.
The dosage of essiac tea for babies is different due to weight differences. Use this chart to find the recommended starting point the dosage. These are simply our recommended doses that will be ideal for your baby based on our past experiences. You may wish to give more or less essiac tea per dose according to your own research and beliefs.
If the infant weighs up to 15 lbs.
USE 1/2 oz. of tea per day.
If your baby weighs 15-35 lbs.
USE 1/2 ounce twice per day.
If your baby or toddler weights 35-55 lbs.
USE 1 ounce twice per day.
These doses are a bit higher than Rene Caisse's original chart for essiac dosages for babies, but we have seen best results with babies who had a larger dose than Rene's recommended doses.
NOTE: If the dose is too high too soon, diarrea may occur. This is okay as long as it is not excessively uncomfortable for the child. It is usually a sign of detox occuring. However, it is important that the baby doesn't become dehydrated. Therefore, the recommendation that a large dose of essiac be taken must be balanced against the downside of causing diarrhea. You'll need to find the happy medium that works best and consider building up as tolerated.
You have a couple of choices for administering essiac tea. Our first recommendation is to try mixing the tea with a liquid. Water will work if your baby isn't averse to the taste of essiac tea, but you might need to use a liquid that's more enticing to get him to take the tea. Administer essiac using an eye dropper, syringe or turkey baster, or bottle. Consider mixing essiac with your baby's favorite liquid (juice is preferred over milk for efficacy). Although it is recommended that your baby take the tea one hour before or two hours after a meal (in other words, on an empty stomach), you might find that there is simply no other way your baby will consistently take essiac. Many people have had success with essiac by mixing it in their baby's food even though the dosage won't be administered on an empty stomach. Giving your baby essiac mixed in with his or her food is much better than not giving essiac to your baby at all.
When brewing essiac tea for a baby, you shouldn't brew a gallon of tea at a time (like you would for a person). One pint or one quart will be more appropriate, as you are advised not to brew more essiac tea than you'll use in the next two weeks. Of course, if others in the house take essiac too, go ahead and brew that gallon!
If you're planning of giving your baby more than 1 oz. of essiac tea per day,
prepare 1 quart at a time. 1 oz. of dry herbs makes 1 quart of tea.
If you're planning on giving your baby 1 oz. or less of essiac tea per day,
prepare 1 pint at a time. 1/2 oz. of dry herbs makes 1 pint of tea.