How to choose a ointment
The most harmless analgesic ointments for breastfeeding women are such proven tools as "Nurofen gel", "Menovazin" or "Finish". They are recommended for prolonged painful sensations in the quality of first aid. Excellent for this purpose and suitable gel, "Ibuprofen", but in lactation it should be used with caution and in small quantities. Of ointments with herbal composition, it is possible to give preference to "Astrolite" and "Malavita"
Massage creams that can be bought in cosmetic stores, should consist of natural ingredients and have all necessary certificates.
Well established for pain and ointments such as "Traumeel", "symptoms" and "Biopin". For those who still do not trust medicines, there is a more complicated, but completely safe way to ease the pain. For its implementation need cut into small pieces capsicum plaster and stick them on both sides along the spine, leaving between them a distance of 2 cm. The patch should be left on for several days, during which it warms up the sore spots and will not leave a burn on the skin. Complement the treatment of can ordinary bandage belt or a warm woolen scarf.
How to use ointment while breastfeeding
Before using pain ointments, lactating women should check for possible allergic reactions, spread the product on the crook of the elbow. If after twenty four hours on the treated part of the skin is redness, irritation or itching, ointment can be safely used. However, before using any anaesthetic ointments it is advisable to consult with your doctor.
To strengthen the effect of the ointment using the applicator Kuznetsova or amplipuls therapy, which are physiotherapeutic procedures.
Apply anesthetic ointment is only necessary after warming in palms, after which it is imposed along the spine and across the lumbar careful massage movements. Then ointment need to leave it for a while to soak in and give the maximum analgesic and therapeutic effect. After applying the medicinal gel you need an hour and a half to lie in complete rest. It is best to use analgesic ointments before bedtime to let the body rest and recover.
Advice 2 : What sedative herbs are allowed during lactation
Calm, steady emotional state, the positive attitude of the young mother just necessary during lactation, it depends on the amount of milk produced by the mammary glands. In some cases, a heightened emotional tension can cause the lack of milk. To avoid this, you need to take a natural anti-anxiety medications.
How to remove nervous tension of a nursing mom
Nervous tension associated with pregnancy and childbirth, and then with the worries of a newborn, can accumulate and manifest as stress, anxiety and nervousness, especially in the first weeks. If you are breastfeeding, medications and tools that have a calming action to take is strictly forbidden, since they have dangerous substances, contraindicated during breast-feeding.
Try to improve your mood, walking in the fresh air, socializing with people that cause you pleasant emotions, instill in you optimism. But if you decide to stabilize your emotional state to drink herbal teas and infusions, do not choose their own, you still need to consult a doctor. Soothing herbs and herbal teas will also help you, but use them should be dosed and in strict accordance with the recommendations of the doctor.
To calm your nerves and lift the mood, use massage and aromatherapy. Relieve stress essential oil of pine needles, sandalwood and mint.
Folk remedies calming effect for nursing mothers
Sedative effect of medicinal plants and herbs, a part of which are alkaloids and essential oils. These include: mint, motherwort, Valerian, passionflower, lemon balm, verbena officinalis.
The safest of these are Valerian and motherwort. But it is better not to buy at the pharmacy Valerian drops or tablets, and to prepare a tincture for themselves. The infusion of Valerian and motherwort is prepared the same way: pour 15 g of dried Valerian root or motherwort dried leaves of Cup of boiling water and steep for 15-20 minutes, then cool, strain and drink 1 tablespoon 3 times a day before meals. A calming effect even the inhalation of Valerian alternately breathe them over the bottle with the tincture for 15 minutes.
Buying herbal teas, be sure to pay attention to their contents and inspect the properties of all the herbs that they contain.
Mint can also relieve emotional tension, but with breastfeeding it is not recommended to drink because it can reduce the amount of milk, but with verbena, on the contrary, it enlarges, acting as a hypnotic and sedative. Promote lactation and soothe frayed nerves herbal tea with chamomile, nettle and lemongrass, mixed in equal proportions. Brew it in a thermos 1 teaspoon to 1 liter of water and drink, eating honey.
Advice 3 : What medications can a nursing mother drink
Drug therapy should be used with caution in nursing mothers because of the great risk of harm to the health of the baby. When treatment during breastfeeding it is important that the drug was non-toxic. This will allow to avoid unwanted complications.
Before the therapy of any disease breastfeeding woman it is advisable to consult a doctor who will help you to choose the most effective treatment method. If there is no possibility to consult a specialist before purchasing drugs must carefully study the instructions for use, drawing particular attention to the sections on "Pregnancy and lactation" and "Contra". Before the treatment of exacerbations of chronic or serious infectious diseases may also require consultation with a pediatrician.
The duration of drug therapy should also be determined by the doctor. It should be remembered that children can also be individual intolerance of some components of the medication. The manifestation of the first symptoms of allergic reactions and characteristic of toxicity disorders you need to stop feeding and treatment.
For getting rid of the symptoms of colds and SARS allowed the use of virtually any medicine, which is based on "Paracetamol" or "Ibuprofen". Most medications for cough (except kazeinovyh and ephedrinewyq), runny nose and sore throat can also be applied without restrictions. It is undesirable to use "Aspirin" and "Aspirin", but may be a single application if necessary.
In disorders of the stomach and intestines will not have any side effects Drug. To treat the symptoms of indigestion will help "Almagel" "Maalox", "Mezim", "Festal", "Allohol". If necessary, local anesthetic can be used "Novocain" or "Lidocaine".
For the treatment of infectious diseases suitable antibacterial drugs penicillin group ("Ampicillin", "Penicillin", "Amoxycillin", etc.), cephalosporins ("Cefotaxime", "Ceftriaxone", "Zinnat", etc.), macrolides (Sumamed", "Erythromycin) and aminoglycosides (Amikacin", "Netromycin"). It permitted the use of anti-tuberculosis drugs (except for "Rifabutin" and "pax").
Breast-feeding can also be used antifungal agents, except Fluconazole, Ketoconazole, Intraconazole" and "Griseofulvin". Among the drugs for relieving symptoms of high blood pressure may be noted "Dibazol", "Dopegit". It permitted the use of antihistamine medications 2 and 3 generation ("loratadine", "Cetirizine").
Nursing mothers are strictly forbidden to use drugs for the treatment of cancer, autoimmune diseases. It is forbidden to breastfeed during radiation therapy with radioactive drugs. Unwanted receiving funds based on gold salts and lithium. With caution you should use hormones, because they can depress the function of lactation. You cannot use contraceptives, which have estrogens.
Advice 4 : What medication you can drink nursing mother
Nursing mothers are strongly advised not to take any drugs. However, there are situations when without drugs can not do, because the occurrence of serious diseases to delay treatment impossible.
First of all, picking up medications, should evaluate their toxicity and possible adverse impact on the child's body. Therefore, you should choose those that have the least toxicity and poorly penetrate into breast milk. It is also important to discuss the need and safety of treatment with a specialist. In addition, it is advisable to consult a pediatrician at the expense of the possible side effects of drugs on the body of the baby.
Many medicines penetrate into the milk and can actually affect the mother and baby. Along with them, there are drugs that are absolutely safe for nursing mothers. For example, as analgesic and antipyretic you should not take medicines that have "Aspirin" or "Aspirin" but allowed "Paracetamol" and "Ibuprofen". If you have problems with the intestines can, without fear, to accept the "Smectite", calcium, enzymes like "Zantac", "Allochol", "Festal". Bad teeth can be safely treated under local anesthesia "Novocaine" or "Lidocaine".
Colds should not be afraid to breast feed, in this case a baby will receive antibodies against the causative agent of cold together with milk. Even if the mother was prescribed antibiotics, she does not have to interrupt breast-feeding. Just need to ask the doctor to prescribe the drug, not penetrating into the milk. These include drugs penicillin, "Erythromycin" and its analogues. If this is not possible, the child needs to give "Lactobacterin", able to protect his intestines from the harmful effects of antibiotics.
Any drug attached resume, in which shall be stated whether it is safe for pregnant and lactating women. Most drugs for local application of various ointments, rubbing and drops are not absorbed into the blood and, therefore, does not get into the milk. The exception is the solution of iodine that is easily absorbed through the skin, permanently inhibiting the thyroid gland of the mother and child. Therefore, it is desirable to use hydrogen peroxide, brilliant green or other disinfectant.
There are drugs that are not recommended women in lactation period, and not the children. For example, the "Luminal" taken by mom as a sleep aid, can have on a child side effects such as drowsiness, lethargy, reduction of the sucking reflex. But at the same time, he is in children's doses is often used to treat prolonged jaundice in newborns.