Breastfeeding mothers need to consider everything they put on their bodies because they can be transferred to their baby through breast milk. If a breastfeeding mother becomes ill, she must watch what she is doing and how she will cure her illness so as not to harm the baby. Breastfeeding mothers can take some medicines, but many mothers also use natural and herbal methods to cure a cold.
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Treatment of fever with Advil or Tylenol. Both were approved by the American Pediatric Association as safe for nursing mothers.
For a cold cough you should take Vicks, Robitussin or Benylin. However, she still has to be aware of the baby's unusual drowsiness, as it may indicate that the drug is too strong for the child and therefore must be stopped immediately. Drugs with an alcohol content above 20% should not be taken.
Just suck the Vicks, NICE or Cepacol lozenges as they contain menthol and benzocaine. Phenol-containing Halo lozenges are not safe for mothers to consume. Gargles apple cider vinegar and water several times a day. Also drink strong black tea as it stimulates the throat while promoting healing.
Congestion of the nasal passages, head or chest can usually be treated with a great deal of steam. Spend several hours a day (separated into shorter sessions of 20 to 30 minutes), hold your head in a warm shower and inhale the steam. Or use a steam humidifier and inhale and breathe in steam four to six times a day.
To quickly clear nasal passages, a saline nasal spray works well. If you want to use medications to relieve constipation, Dimetapp and Sudafed are safe. Some people also swear by placing a few drops of eucalyptus oil on a scarf and holding it over their nose to breathe for a few minutes until the constipation disappears.
Taking care of yourself is the first thing you need to do to improve. This means drinking plenty of water, getting extra sleep, and taking high doses of Vitamin C.
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