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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2011

    Default Sick

    If anyone can tell me what to take for my nasty cough specific brand. My throat hurts, i have phlegm, runny/congested nose, no fever. I read the sites but its all confusing. I am nursing DD around the clock, 7 months old. I have tried tea, honey, vicks, etc, but the cough is still their and I am waking everyone by coughing. Oh and I am eating cough drops and still no avail.
    born 8lbs 12oz 21 inches
    Left hospital after c/s 8lbs 6 oz
    1 week old- 8lbs 6 oz
    2 weeks old- 8lbs 11 oz
    1 month- 9lbs 11 oz
    2 months 8/2/11- 12lbs 5 oz
    3 months- 14lbs even
    4 months-16lbs even
    6 months- 18lbs 6oz
    8 months-21lbs on home scale
    9 months-22lbs and 13 ouz
    11 months- ?
    12th months June 2
    Can't believe I have made it 11 1/2 months of nursing!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2011

    Default Re: Sick

    Elderberry tea helped me get through my last cold. I did that, zinc, echinacea, neti pot...I also did better after eating garlic (a couple cloves)

    You could try this Herbally Yours Cough Remedy (source http://www.pitt.edu/~cjm6/sp99cough.html)
    "It soothes an irritated throat and relieves chest congestion and phlegm. The bad news: it tastes terrible -- it really does -- but if you have a persistant cough, it's worth a try."

    1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    1 Tablespoon honey
    1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
    2 Tablespoons water
    Mix and take by the teaspoon.
    3/2011 {EBF to 6mos, now BF and BLS, CD, EC'ing since 5mos - in underwear at 11mos, and babywearing}
    Babywearing International has chapters - see if there's one near you... most have lending libraries!

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