Nursing Mom with a Summer cold - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 08-29-2002, 11:59 AM - Thread Starter
kerikadi's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Training in Houston
Posts: 4,421
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have an 11 week old baby that is on the high needs side. Thankfully she sleeps through the night but does not nap at all during the day. Usually because I do get a good nights sleep I can handle the days but this cold is really hitting me hard.
I feel it mostly in my left eye and my nose goes from running to stuffy with a constant dull headache. I don't really want to take medication. Any suggestions for something natural I can take while nursing full time that will help?


 Keri wife and Mama to  Cory 17,  Brendan 15,  Kerianne 8,  Avery 7,  Lilia 3
kerikadi is offline  
#2 of 3 Old 08-29-2002, 12:25 PM
secretsis's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 78
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
HI make a herbal tea with pine leaves, ginger, pepper(black), eucalictus,lemon juice and honey as seewtener. drink just a cup a day. and the rest of the day hot water with lemon and honey as much as you can stand it. this should work
secretsis is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 08-31-2002, 10:37 AM
StillForest's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Michigan
Posts: 785
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi Keri-

I too am fighting a terrible summer cold.
I discovered saline solution during my pregnancy and am still using it for alleviating congestion now that I'm nursing DD. A few squirts in each nostril before bed works wonders.

Hope you feel better soon!

StillForest is offline  

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off