Ideally, the baby should be taken away from the apartment until the sick family member is completely cured. If this is not possible, it is better for the influenza relative to refrain from contact with the child.
In the nursery, the sick should go only in a medical mask. The room where the crumb is located must be aired 2-3 times a day for 10 minutes.
At this time, the baby from her better to endure. But such measures alone will not be enough.
Doctors do not get tired of repeating: breastfeeding will protect the baby from many evils. Together with mom’s milk, leukocytes, macrophages, and immunoglobulins enter the gut’s intestines, which protect it from infection.
And even if mom got sick, you shouldn’t switch to artificial mixtures. On the contrary, together with the breast milk, the child will receive antibodies from the mother, developed specifically for this type of virus – only, communicating with the child, you must wear a gauze bandage.
Do not stop breastfeeding and in the event that the mother has a high temperature. First, heat is a defense mechanism.
When it is above 38–39 ° C, all viruses die. Secondly, it is at this point that the immune system produces proteins that kill the infection.
In addition, breast milk can be used instead of ointments and drops that enhance the immune system. Freshly milk is instilled in the crumb of the spout 3 times a day (1 drop in each nostril). After consulting with the doctor, you can resort to the help of homeopathic and antiviral drugs.
They will be useful for babies who are bottle-fed.
The measures to which our grandmothers and grandfathers also resorted will not be redundant. For example, you can hang garlands of peeled garlic cloves or halved onions in a cot.
You can also decorate them with walls. The onion family produces phytoncides – substances with disinfectant properties.
Hardening a child from birth will strengthen his immune system, and the baby’s body will more actively repel attacks of viruses and bacteria.
Protection against serious infections will be simple strengthening procedures. It is better to start with taking air baths, leaving the baby naked for a few minutes while changing clothes. When the baby turns a month, you can go to the water procedures. Warm baths with elements of contrast are considered useful when, during bathing, a child is alternately repeatedly doused with hot or cool water.
Thus you strengthen the vessels. Hardened vessels do not narrow when supercooling, the blood circulation in them is not disturbed, which means that harmful microorganisms are less likely to break through the defenses.