When we raise babies, one of the most difficult trials is their illness. And questions always arise, how to relate to this, how to withstand it. Especially if there are several children – after all, they can get sick in circles – the first, second, third – and then again the first, second, third ….
I want to share with you my attitude to childhood sores, and you see for yourself what of this applies to you and what does not. I am not a doctor, and talk about how I understand and see all this. I rely on the words of those doctors whom I personally trust. First, let’s talk about why children get sick. There are many factors, I will try to each indicate my opinion and experience.
Healing babies from birth
Now parents treat children for any reason. Snot – antibiotics. A little temperature is antipyretic. Most children under one year old have taken antibiotics more than once, and this is sad. Many studies now suggest that the habit of taking antibiotics leads to a bacterial mutation that no antibiotic can defeat. In addition, antibiotics also kill all the beneficial flora of the body, and to restore it, you need to spend a lot of time and effort.
Healing the female soul
Excessive anxiety of the parents makes them drag the children to the doctors every month, constantly examine – and just a little to treat. I will tell you two stories that happened to my friends.
One mother gave birth to a long-awaited son late – after 40. And her anxiety can be understood. The long-awaited. And all the time it seemed to her that something was wrong. By the year the child went through a bunch of studies. A lot of money, time and effort was spent on this. At the slightest reddening of her cheeks, she dragged him to the pediatrician and allergist. After each regurgitation, she checked his stomach and kidneys ..
The child is already eight. For eight years, he has already undergone an internal study of the stomach five times when you swallow a tube. And even did an internal bowel examination. He’s on a terrible diet. There is no health. Antibiotics every month from everything. And doctors don’t know what is the reason. He was healthy! So all this turns into a vicious circle of new research and medicine. Already hormones, and antibiotics, and a lot of all “necessary”. And every year health is less and less.
Another mother also went this way, up to five years of her daughter. Antibiotics, research, treatment. But she was lucky – once a very sensible pediatrician came across. And most importantly – she was able to hear him. And he explained to her that now her child is stuffed with chemistry of drugs, and his immunity cannot work in such a healed state. That immunity needs to be strengthened and all of this medical chemistry should be removed from the body of the child. She left with the child to the cottage for the whole summer, leaving work. And developed immunity in Komarovsky’s way (there is such a famous pediatrician). This is when a naked child rushes along the street, jumps into the water, then into the sand, they feed him only when he asks – that is, all this looks awful for an often sick child. Naked, dirty, cold, hungry … And it was not easy for her to let her daughter do what brought her so much happiness. When she was unwell, her mother simply gave her a warm drink, lying with her in bed. No medicine, only love. And everything went very quickly. By the end of summer, the pale, sickly girl was unrecognizable. Ruddy, active, healthy.
We are used to treating symptoms, we are used to suppressing them without understanding what is useful and what is not. We are used to thoughtlessly dripping into the nose, puffing in the throat, and drinking inside – when something bothers us. And we believe that this is correct and helps. Of course, sometimes it is justified, right. But sometimes – rather harmful. Not in today, but in perspective. Today we will bring down the temperature, and what will happen to the immune system tomorrow?
I do not bring down the temperature of children. Up to 39-40. And this is extremely rare. Temperature is a signal that the body is fighting. This is the activation of the body’s immunity and defenses. If we knock it down, then we will also zero out all the resistance of our body. Then it’s easier for viruses to penetrate and hit us.
There are tons of ways to do the same without chemistry. For example, the best nasal drops are mother’s breast milk. Try it – both on children and on yourself. With milk, you can lubricate places from a mosquito bite – everything passes quickly. At temperature, compresses and warm drink. Herbs, homeopathy, Ayurveda and just a calm attitude of the mother – all this can also be treated, and the results will be different. They do not have so many contraindications and side effects, there is not so much chemistry. And the benefits are greater.
In how healthy the child is, his nutrition plays a significant role. If not the main one. If you start from the beginning, it is ideal to breastfeed your baby. This helps him build immunity. Still, breastfeeding is not only free and convenient, it is also useful for the baby’s immunity.