Top 5 Natural Cures for a Cold or Flu while breastfeeding

How to treat a throat during lactation

You will need
  • - "Furacilin";
  • - drinking soda;
  • - sea salt;
  • - iodine;
  • - herbs for rinsing (chamomile, calendula, coltsfoot, train, eucalyptus);
  • - milk.
Instruction
The body of the nursing mother is extremely vulnerable and sensitive. It is not surprising that many young mothers become targets for colds, suffer from a cold and sore throat. Doctors do not recommend giving up breastfeeding for the period of the disease, since along with the milk the woman gives the baby antibodies that protect him from the disease. A nursing mother can be treated for sore throat, without interrupting lactation, using safe means that are compatible with feeding the baby.
In order to dispense with serious medications, you should begin treatment at the first sign of a cold. If the nursing mother started to have a sore throat, you should regularly make medical rinses. An effective solution for rinsing with disinfecting properties, can be prepared from one tablet "Furatsilina."The tablet is diluted in 150 ml of warm water, and the resulting solution is used for rinsing 2-3 times a day.
In the absence of "Furatsilina" solution can be prepared from soda, salt and iodine - components that are always at hand with any hostess. In a glass of warm water should be diluted with a pinch of baking soda, half a teaspoon of sea salt or table salt, and then add a few drops of iodine to the solution. This rinse is completely harmless to the baby, and its effectiveness is time tested.
Some medicinal herbs - camomile, calendula, coltsfoot, train, eucalyptus, also have excellent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. During the period of lactation should be used with caution means containing sage, as it may adversely affect the amount of milk. Broths of chamomile and calendula can be safely used for rinsing. Regular rinsing with chamomile can cure even a beginning sore throat. Useful for nursing mothers and inhalations with decoctions of herbs.
Before going to bed for treatment of sore throat it is recommended to drink hot milk with a small amount of soda and butter.Honey and jam for nursing mothers is not recommended, as it can cause an allergic reaction in the baby.
During the period of illness, all contact with the child should occur with the observance of safety measures: the mother should wear a protective gauze bandage, wash hands regularly, use disinfectants for cleaning, and also regularly ventilate the apartment. All this will help protect the child from the disease. Preventive measures must be adhered to until recovery. If recovery does not occur, you should consult with your doctor, who will prescribe medications that are compatible with breastfeeding.

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