Colds in nursing mothers
Child Development / / March 30, 2016
How to treat a cold lactating mothers
Colds in nursing mothers as not to infect the child than to be treated correctly and whether to consult your doctor about prescribing?As during pregnancy, lactation woman is related to the child.From its health depends largely on the state of health grudnichka.And when the cold played out in nursing mothers, to receive medication should be taken especially responsibly and carefully.
The ideal is to use only local treatments, that is, those who do not have a systemic effect on the body of the mother.At a minimum, enter the blood and breast milk, and therefore on the child have no effect.Folk remedies for treating colds in lactating mothers are especially recommended for use.But not the ones that are taken inside.The fact is that even seemingly harmless grass can cause terrible allergy in the child.Another thing, when local treatment.
But before we describe a possible therapy, it is necessary to find out whether it is possible to breastfeed for colds, and if not,in what cases?Modern doctors recommend not to interrupt lactation at the time of the disease if it is not too heavy, that is, the mother is able to breastfeed her baby.Breastfeeding can be a cold, if a woman is not sick with tuberculosis, she does not have HIV, hepatitis B and C and syphilis.Everything else, any SARS and ARI - it's acceptable.They are the mother of his child through the milk just do not infect.Infection direct, airborne.Therefore, prevention of colds during breastfeeding is needed in terms of compulsory use of medical gauze masks, or when dealing with a child, frequent airing of the room, careful wet cleaning.
Many women do not know what can be lactating mothers with a cold, and what not.And to the doctor there is no opportunity to go for a small child.And they decide to limit the maximum body contact.Just express milk, and then someone from the family feeds it milk from a bottle.This process has the right to exist, if the mother, for example, was taken to hospital.If not, so much harm, as during bottle-feeding the baby to wean breastfeed.And then go back to breastfeeding will be problematic.
Progressive same moms are trying to use antiviral for nursing, to prevent the development of disease.This type of products is represented by so many in the Russian pharmaceutical market.Another thing that is not too high efficiency they have.In Europe and the US this kind of preparations do not have to sell.But if you believe in their effectiveness, in order to start taking pills, in principle, sufficient to read the instructions and make sure that they are allowed during lactation.
And what medicines can be a nursing mother in the cold with its typical symptoms in the form of temperature, sore throat, runny nose and cough?Many of those that are allowed and everything else.The temperature of the lactating woman easily go astray preparations containing paracetamol or ibuprofen in standard dosages.And if it is not so high to take medicine can be practiced wiping with a damp cloth body (not soaked in vinegar or alcohol!), Frequent airing of the room.The purpose of the latter is not only freedom from viruses from the air, but also a decrease in room temperature, due to which the body temperature should be reduced.
If a nursing mother was ill with a cold, and she had a sore throat, it is best used to reduce this pain medications are not sold in pharmacies, and any other candies.Yes, at least the usual caramel.All this will help to moisten the throat feel better.And it recommended frequent gargling any herbal or antiseptic solutions, and if there are none, then at least a simple water.Seriously think about than to treat colds lactating mothers need if a woman diagnosed tonsillitis and strep germ.In this case, the necessary antibiotic therapy - antibiotics.However, even if weaning is not necessary.
And if cold in nursing mothers, that you can drink at a cold and cough?In recent years become very popular products from the common cold to be taken inside ... They contain a number of herbs and supposedly help early nasal cleansing.However, the reality is much more effective simply rinse your nose with saline or even a drink or eat something hot.But herbs contained in the tablets can not be too safe for a child, his cause allergy.By the way, from the common cold can be used during lactation and vasoconstrictor drops.
As for the last unpleasant symptoms - cough, then the treatment can be used thinning phlegm drugs, when the cough has become wet.And if they help weak or even worsen the mood, do a warm drink and inhalation of humidified air may be inhaled.Of course, everything must be done so as not to infect the child, not to cough in his presence, or even better - to put on a thick medical mask.
And remember that breastfeeding - it's always good.A woman passes in disease antibodies child against viral infection through their milk, which is very positive effect on the immunity of the child.