This is usually the first remedy thought of in suppression of milk. The breasts are swollen and painful and the flow of milk is absent or scanty. The patient is apt to be depressed and tearful. When no cause is discernible for the non-appearance of milk, **Urtica urens has been found useful, and if suppressed from a fit of anger **Chamomilla is the remedy. **Causticum, too, has been used successfully in rheumatic women.
Ricinus communis [Ric]
Is also an excellent remedy given in the lower potencies for the non- appearance of milk. It also increases its flow in nursing women. Castor oil should never be given to prepare a woman for labor, nor for constipation in pregnancy at any time. **Agnus castus is also a remedy for suppression of the milk where the patient is low-spirited.