In order to prepare dill water, you need dill seed or fennel (you can use both at the same time).
Cooking dill water under the force of any mother.
- grind the seeds (crush or use a coffee grinder);
- pour a tablespoon of seeds with a glass of boiling water and boil for about 15 minutes in a water bath;
- infuse broth for about an hour;
- strain through a sieve or cheesecloth.
Homemade dill water is stored in the refrigerator for not more than a month. Ideally, prepare fresh meals before each meal.
Dill water admission rules
In its purest form, babies are not very willing to drink such broth. But even here small tricks are possible – you can brew dill water and mix it with breast milk or a mixture, and then drink it from a bottle or spoon. Most likely, the baby does not suspect a trick.
How to give dill water:
- decoction can be given to a child of at least two weeks of age;
- at one time the baby should not drink more than 1 teaspoon of dill water;
- daily rate – no more than 3-5 receptions;
- It is necessary to give such water before feeding (for 10-15 minutes).
It is better to start with a quarter of a teaspoon in one step. Watch the baby’s reaction. If all is well, the dosage can be increased.
On the first day, the result should be visible – the colic recedes, the baby becomes calmer. If there is no improvement in a few days, then it is better to stop taking dill water.
Possible damage to dill water
Of course, it is wrong to assume that dill water is a panacea for all ills. There are children whose organisms are immune to such means. Dill water can be harmful if the recommended doses are greatly exceeded. In addition, it can puff up those children who have problems with the intestines started from birth and are associated with diseases. Allergic babies have an individual intolerance to dill or fennel.
To dill water does not harm, and brought only benefits, observe the dosage. Remember that in all good measure. Keep in mind that this is an auxiliary tool. To help the baby, you can put a warm diaper on the tummy, do a massage with soft strokes. Any baby (with or without colic) needs mother’s caress, love and calm atmosphere in the family. Have patience – colic in newborns pass by 3-4 months of life.
During pregnancy, digestive enzymes are transmitted to the baby from the mother. And they remain in the body crumbs after birth. Due to this, the intestines of the child works properly and digests the incoming milk.
There comes a time when my mother’s enzymes no longer remain, and our own are not fully developed, because the gastrointestinal tract has not yet matured to the end. Some babies normally tolerate this process, but most come to colic by the 2-3 week of life.
This process is not the most pleasant in the life of the child and his parents. A crumb goes into tears, has legs, blushes. For mom and dad, there is nothing worse than seeing their children suffer. Often, grandmothers come to the rescue, offering a recipe for colic, proven over the years – the well-known dill water.
The benefits of dill water
The tool is made from dill or fennel and has useful properties:
- cleans the intestines from harmful bacteria;
- relaxes muscles and relieves spasms;
- dilates blood vessels and improves blood circulation;
- removes excess fluid;
- soothes the nervous system.
Due to these qualities dill water from colic successfully used by parents. Mom can take dill water with a newborn for the company. Medicinal decoction boosts immunity and improves lactation.
Various preparations are made on the basis of dill and fennel, but the principle of their action is the same as that of ordinary dill, which can be prepared at home.