What food to avoid when bb got phlegm and slight cough?

Discussion in 'Baby, Toddler, Child Health Concerns' started by snowbear, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. snowbear

    snowbear Well-Known Member

    Hi mummies, my darling's hardly ever ill so I'm not sure about what to feed her as she's having phelgm and a very slight cough.

    I usually give her rice/porridge/cereal/oatmeal, broccoli/cauliflower/sweet potatoes/spinach, cod/salmon, chicken (i know this is a no-no for phelgm and cough), pork, egg for her main meals and fruits. Are there any foods from this list that she cannot eat (apart from chicken)?

    Any other foods to take note of, esp for fruits?

    Please advise.

  2. pink_daisy

    pink_daisy Member

    i usually don give oranges and grapes or those citrus fruits when my kids are coughing.. no vitagen/ yakult oso..
  3. Ting

    Ting Well-Known Member

    yup, no citrus fruits.
    grapes r also "heaty".
  4. annie

    annie Well-Known Member

    my mum says banana causes phelgm.. not sure true or not but better avoid? she always tells me apple is the safest n best fruit when bb is not well..eg she says papaya n mangoes too heaty also...​
  5. Li Huan

    Li Huan New Member

    the tcm doc who saw my girl when she was a baby list out a lot of things she cant take. i remember - sweets, biscuits, white colour veg (esp white cabbage cos cooling), citrus stuff like orange etc, oh yes, and vitagen or yalkut...

    take care ya:wong19:
  6. snowbear

    snowbear Well-Known Member

    Thanks all mummies! She's on her road to recovery... :)
  7. pokemon97

    pokemon97 Member

    it's true, i read it in the book which i borrow from the library. Should avoid fruits like orange, grapes and banana when cough. Also carrot as it is too cooling.
  8. hfkoh

    hfkoh New Member


    Just to let u know....chicken also will cause phlegm
  9. pokemon97

    pokemon97 Member

    i'll stop biscuits, sweets, chocolate, vitagen, chicken. As for fruits, i'll stop banana, grapes, orange. And sometimes if too much phlegm, i'll dilute the milk.
  10. iwan2noe

    iwan2noe Well-Known Member

    Hi snowbear,

    I know egg may also cause phlegm. Fruits wise avoid those high with sugar. E.g. Grapes, fruits, durians,mango and also those heaty fruits like jackfruits, longan, lychee, etc.

    Avoid those creamy stuff. Milk, soya milk also may cause phlegm as they are 'sticky' in nature so will result in phlegm...

    This is my 2 cts worth of opinion, hope it helps ur baby :)

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