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Natural Health => Children's Health => : kate November 12, 2011, 06:41:43 AM

: 4 month old baby with cold and congestion!! Help!!
: kate November 12, 2011, 06:41:43 AM
My 4 month old baby sister has a bad cold!! I need some help knowing what I can give her!!
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: Re: 4 month old baby with cold and congestion!! Help!!
: pelican November 12, 2011, 10:24:55 AM
I always try to keep cod liver oil on hand with little kids.  My kids always seemed to like the orange flavor.  With a baby spoon, a spoonful morning, noon, and night would be good.  Some herbal tea in a sippy cup would be good. Just this morning I made up some tea for my youngest two, two parts mullein to one part yarrow.  The mullein breaks up congestion in the chest and yarrow helps package up toxins to ship them out.  Just yarrow by itself is really good too.  The yarrow is a bitter tea so be sure to sweeten it so baby likes it.  Make sure you let it cool to luke warm and don't sweeten it with honey when baby is under one year old.  Maybe use a tiny bit of stevia or some natural type of sugar.  Browse through Bulk Herb to learn more, go to http://www.bulkherbstore.com/ .  And of course, let baby nurse as often as they like and make sure mom is drinking lots of water to keep up with demand. 
: Re: 4 month old baby with cold and congestion!! Help!!
: Precious November 12, 2011, 04:15:45 PM
You will find lots of helpful info on these threads:
Baby's Nighttime Stuffy Nose (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,27805.msg252652.html#msg252652)
Cold Prevention in an Infant (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,2760.msg201056.html#msg201056)
Infant with Sinus Infection (http://welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,28202.0.html)
: Re: 4 month old baby with cold and congestion!! Help!!
: herbs girl November 14, 2011, 03:31:20 AM
I highly recomend Mountain MEadow Herbs Herbal Respiratory and Infa-flu.  We have used both and they are safe for tiny babies. They can both be given every 4 hours  around the clock, I think its only 5 drops or so of each for a baby. The herbal respiratory is very effective. It has kept us out of the doctors office and probably emergency room too....I have used several bottles of this over the years for my children, baby, toddler, and adult.

http://www.mountainmeadowherbs.com/Infant_Immune_Booster_p/i4000.htm
http://www.drclark.com/pictures/InfaFlu.pdf

http://www.mountainmeadowherbs.com/Herbal_Respiratory_p/h2050.htm
http://www.drclark.com/pictures/HerbalRespiratory.pdf

also beeyoutiful's winter breeze rub or something similar
http://www.beeyoutiful.com/winter-breeze-vapor-rub-4oz.html


Another option is for the mom to take a large dose of the herbs herself so it gets in her milk until the baby is over the cold. An adult dose of the herbs every 4 hours should get a nice baby amount into moms milk.   
: Re: 4 month old baby with cold and congestion!! Help!!
: kate November 16, 2011, 08:32:24 AM
Thank you everyone so much!!! I really am grateful for your help!!

                                     God Bless You,
                                         Kate