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Elderberry syrup

Posted by on Nov. 2, 2013 at 9:18 PM
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I saw on here that this was good to take daily for the immune system. Holy crap is it expensive! I found a recipe though to make it myself and it doesn't seem to hard. My berries will be here on Monday or Tuesday and I'm going to give it a go. A couple of questions...

1- how much do I give everyone? My kids are 8, 6, 4, and almost 2.

2- what's an adult dose?

3- I also have a 3m old. She is ebf so I won't being giving it to her directly but will she benefit by me taking it? What else can I do to boost her system? I am terrified of pertussis and rsv.

Thanks!
by on Nov. 2, 2013 at 9:18 PM
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hapababies
by Silver Member on Nov. 3, 2013 at 12:19 AM
Bump! Because I just got my berries recently too and haven't made the syrup yet.
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tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Nov. 3, 2013 at 10:20 AM

I have no clue honestly.

I understand the worry about RSV and pertussis but remember the big deal is EBFing for your 3 month ld and avoiding crowded areas where baby could be exposed to illness

JoJoBean8
by Group Mod on Nov. 3, 2013 at 11:02 AM

It's 1 tsp daily for adults and 1/2 for kids. If you are sick adults get 2 tsp and kids 1 tsp. 

JoJoBean8
by Group Mod on Nov. 3, 2013 at 11:02 AM
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I just made mine over the weekend. It's so easy. 

Sarah725
by Group Mod - Sarah on Nov. 3, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Where did you find the recipe?

JMmama
by Silver Member on Nov. 3, 2013 at 1:36 PM
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Google, lol. I can't remember the website but it was like the 2nd result.

Quoting Sarah725:

Where did you find the recipe?

JMmama
by Silver Member on Nov. 3, 2013 at 1:45 PM
True. And I will breastfeed for her first year minimum. Avoiding crowds is hard though. DH is deployed so any errands I run or anything she comes with. Plus my oldest is in basketball and scouts. I do baby wear though so that helps. I decided the gym child watch is too risky though. I take a class twice a week where she stays with me and just sleeps in the stroller so I figured that was fine. The other days I'm just going to have to do it at home.

Quoting tabi_cat1023:

I have no clue honestly.

I understand the worry about RSV and pertussis but remember the big deal is EBFing for your 3 month ld and avoiding crowded areas where baby could be exposed to illness

JMmama
by Silver Member on Nov. 3, 2013 at 1:48 PM
What age can the baby get it? I know not before 6m but what about after that?

Quoting JoJoBean8:

It's 1 tsp daily for adults and 1/2 for kids. If you are sick adults get 2 tsp and kids 1 tsp. 

JoJoBean8
by Group Mod on Nov. 3, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Since it's made with honey I would guess a year.

Quoting JMmama:

What age can the baby get it? I know not before 6m but what about after that?

Quoting JoJoBean8:

It's 1 tsp daily for adults and 1/2 for kids. If you are sick adults get 2 tsp and kids 1 tsp. 


JMmama
by Silver Member on Nov. 3, 2013 at 3:13 PM
Oh good point.

Quoting JoJoBean8:

Since it's made with honey I would guess a year.

Quoting JMmama:

What age can the baby get it? I know not before 6m but what about after that?



Quoting JoJoBean8:

It's 1 tsp daily for adults and 1/2 for kids. If you are sick adults get 2 tsp and kids 1 tsp. 


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