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Can i nurse with the stomach flu? will i pass it to the baby?

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Asked by Saniyasmom8908 at 3:35 PM on Feb. 7, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Its fine. In fact, it passes along antibodies to the baby for the virus that you have, and helps to protect them.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 3:36 PM on Feb. 7, 2009

  • Thats interesting Krysta, I didn't know that. Baby and I are sick together but she had it first so I guess I could't do that. :)

    Answer by MamaChamp at 4:37 PM on Feb. 7, 2009

  • I think its fine to nurse justmake sure you don't get dehydrated....if baby is nursing and your crappin from both ends make sure to drink enough gatorade. Not water that can make it worse.

    Answer by calliesmommie at 4:59 PM on Feb. 7, 2009

  • It' best to nurse while sick... because like the above poster said you pass on antibodies. She still might get sick, but hopefully not as bad as she would have if you hadn't been nursing.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 6:06 PM on Feb. 7, 2009

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