Sick and breastfeeding, what can you do to feel better?Drink lots of fluids. I keep a 2-liter bottle of water with me all the time. This way, I will always remember to drink water. Aside from water, I’ve been drinking Vegetable Juice from Tipco with my meals. According to the label, it is loaded with vitamins that can help boost the immune system.
I know that tea is not recommended for breastfeeding moms. But since my throat was really sore a while ago, I decided to drink one cup of Organic Black Chai Spice Tea. My throat feels a whole lot better now. Sip some chicken soup! I love eating Tinola whenever I’m sick. I like it loaded with ginger since it helps clear the throat and nose. Try the salt water gargle. I highly recommend this if your throat is sore. Mix 1 teaspoon of salt with a cup of water then gargle for thirty seconds. Do this every four hours for relief. If your nose is congested, use a saline nasal spray. A saline nasal spray is a natural remedy for a congested nose. Using it regularly will help thin mucus and cleanse the nasal passages of bacteria. Finally, rest is important for healing. I find myself feeling a lot better after a good nap. Now that we have nannies for the kids (Thank God!), I try to rest as often as I can to make up for the all-nighters with our little man. Other remedies that fellow Moms recommended are:
- Calamansi Juice with no sugar.
- Lemon Water – Add half a lemon (sliced) to one liter of water
- Salabat or Ginger Tea – Shred an inch of ginger, add to boiling water until color changes then strain