The common cold is a viral contagion of the upper respiratory tract—mouth, nose, and throat. Due to its symptoms, it can be quite devastating watching your baby struggle with this condition. Unlike grownups, children are susceptible to infections because their immune system, lungs, and other organs, are not completely mature yet. This is why breastfeeding is of utmost importance to a baby’s health; breastmilk is filled with antibodies and chemicals that protect your baby from infections. Continue reading to learn more about the common cold in babies: what causes it, what the symptoms are, and how to cure a common cold in babies with natural home remedies.
Colds affect a person for 10 days at maximum and a person feels better almost immediately after the bout of cold symptoms has passed. A loss of appetite usually occurs when one is battling with a cold and it is best to avoid eating and not forcing yourself to eat. Colds can easily be overcome with home remedies and sometimes with the help or advice from a few good hands.