3 Natural Ways to Boost Immunity While Breastfeeding

3 Natural Ways to Boost Immunity While Breastfeeding

It’s an important time of year to talk about natural ways to boost immunity while breastfeeding. It’s cold and flu season! You know that your baby will get a lot of immune-boosting benefits from the breastmilk, but you want to know how to keep healthy and cold-free yourself!

You’re apprehensive (for good reason!) about using a lot of added supplements to boost your immunity while breastfeeding because you are unsure of what is safe to use. Here are three very simple ways to boost immunity while breastfeeding that are safe for babies as well.

1. Garlic

Garlic is an immune-boosting powerhouse! The beauty of garlic is that it’s just a food. You can eat it in small amounts regularly, or when you feel a cold coming on, you can eat a whole garlic clove by itself. Mix it with some honey or yogurt to make it palatable! It works wonders.

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2. Vitamin D

Vitamin D is important to help boost immunity and particularly while you are breastfeeding. It’s helpful for both mom and baby. The research has found that when a mother takes at least 4,000 IU’s of vitamin D herself, that will pass through breastmilk to baby*. When you feel a cold coming on, you can take a bit more than your usual dose to help fight that cold. It is important to get vitamin D tested, if you need someone to order the test, I am happy to help!

3. Red raspberry tea

Ahh, one of my favorite herbs for moms. How does it help with immune function? It’s high in vitamin C! Not only will it help with boosting immunity, but it will also help with hormone balance, replenish minerals and improve energy. That’s a win-win in my book!


Hi, I’m Dr. Potter and I help women feel vibrant and healthy during their motherhood journey.

It was after the birth of my first baby when I became passionate about helping other moms. I was blown away by how hard it was to heal after that birth.

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