Babies with a Cold
Feeding a Baby with a Cold
Refusing food is often one of the first signs that your baby is starting a cold. As the cold develops he or she has little appetite, is ‘stuffed up’, and may have a temperature – so is not interested in food at all.
Risk of dehydration could be the biggest problem at this time, so the most important thing is to make sure that your baby gets plenty of fluids.
But there’s a great way for you to give him or her some nutrition, with minerals and vitamins to boost the immune system and help baby recover more quickly.
Chicken broth – soothing and powerful!
- No longer just an ‘old wives’ tale – the curative effects of chicken broth are beginning to be accepted as fact.
- Medical research shows that a good home-made chicken broth contains lots of vitamins and minerals. And – just as important – these nutrients are in a form that your baby’s body can easily absorb.
- Chicken broth also contains gelatin – a highly nutritious, easily digested, protein ‘cocktail’ that aids digestion by attracting digestive fluids to foods that have been eaten. (Gelatin comes from collagen in animal bone, cartilage, connective tissue and skin).
And it’s easy to feed your baby with chicken broth…
If your little one is feeling really miserable, he or she may refuse to take anything from a spoon. Here’s where chicken broth can be so useful for a baby with a cold – you can give it from a cup or bottle. This will also help to comfort your baby… and everyone’s happy!
This information presented to you acts as a guide which contains general information only and is not intended to replace advice from a qualified health professional.
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