You will need
- - antipyretic drugs;
- - iodine.
Most often, the flu begins with a sudden rise in temperature to 39-40°C. the Fever is accompanied by photophobia, pain in muscles and bones, headache. This condition is exhausting woman, also can lead to complications in the cardiovascular system. To bring the temperature down by 1-2 degrees, you can use rubdowns, and to use it is better alcohol or diluted vinegar and normal water. Sure that it was not too cold, or there is a fever, and the temperature, instead of falling, jump even higher. Heat the water up to 37-38°C. After wiping lie down under the blanket and attach to the forehead cold compress — a cloth soaked in the now cold water.
To enhance the effect after the procedure, drink warm tea with honey, raspberry jam or a slice of lemon, of course, if the child is not allergic to them. In severe cases, can not do without drugs. Paracetamol and ibuprofen are the most safe during lactation.
If you are concerned about the sore throat, rinse it with a solution of baking soda and salt. In a glass of warm water a half teaspoon of both. You can add 1-2 drops of iodine. Mix thoroughly. Use the entire solution during the procedure. Need rinsing every 1-2 hours. Alternatively, you can prepare a decoction of chamomile or calendula. These funds are absolutely harmless during lactation.
The cough usually appears on the second or third day of illness. While it is dry, you need to soften it up. For this you can prepare tea with milk. This drink is not only useful in cough, but also contributes to lactation. When the temperature goes down (usually 4-5 days), start to conduct inhalation. Inhale the vapor of the same herbal decoction or a solution of salt and soda. They also soften the cough and remove the phlegm accumulated.
It is not necessary to stop breastfeeding during illness. With mother's milk the baby will receive antibodies that help protect against influenza. To reduce the risk of infection, feed the baby, wearing a medical mask.