As mom, you need to keep yourself in the best health possible. Keep in mind the basics; wash your hands often, stay away from people who are sick or even think they may be, and always practice respiratory etiquette. I’m a firm believer in being proactive rather than reactive so I suggest taking vitamin C to boast your immune system even before you feel the onset of a cold. Drinking a glass of orange juice everyday is a great way to get your vitamin C ( check out http://nutritiondata.self.com for other fruits high in vitamin C). Taking echinacea (a natural herb) at the start of a cold can help boast your immune system and even help eliminate cold symptoms. I also encourage you to eat as healthy as possible incorporating lots of colorful fruits and vegetables into your diet. Getting enough rest allows your body to be at its best at all times. This is important ESPECIALLY if your nursing.
If you do get sick, the one benefit is that you pass along antibodies to your babies for that specific virus to help build their developing immune system. Remember your little ones are consuming whatever you eat and drink so make it count.