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Old 02-03-2007, 06:59 PM   #12
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Re: Vaginal problems

DD has this, too. I could've smacked our old ped after our new holistic ped noticed it at our first visit. I know he was looking--why didn't he notice??
Anyway, our GOOD ped said that it happens because baby girls don't have estrogen yet which helps to keep things lubricated down there. Everything's dry and sticks together--the tissue becoming fused together.
She has us p/u Calendula ointment from Whole Foods (it's from the dandelion plant which has a natural plant estrogen) and we apply it @ ea. diaper change. When the folds become unfused (we're almost there) we're to switch to unpetrolated jelly and apply that @ ea. diaper change for 1 mon, after which time she should be good to go.
Erika--Cloth Diapering (again!), Extended Breastfeeding, Babywearing, Signing and Delayed/Selective Vaxxing Mama to 7y/o Ramie, 4 y/o Reese and newbie Sebastian
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