My newborn is a week old today & I have a fever of 101.2 & I'm breastfeeding.
What cold medicine is safe for me to take? AND could my baby get sick from my breastmilk?
Answer by mommy5409 at 2:31 PM on Mar. 3, 2009
Answer by BlueFrogMama at 2:31 PM on Mar. 3, 2009
Answer by cristie1276 at 2:58 PM on Mar. 3, 2009
The best thing you can do for your baby when you're sick is to continue to breastfeed. When you have a contagious illness such as a cold, flu, or other mild virus, your baby was exposed to the illness before you even knew you were sick. Your milk will not transmit your illness to baby, but it does have antibodies in it that are specific to your illness (plus anything else you or baby have been exposed to) - they'll help prevent baby from getting sick, or if he does get sick, he'll probably not be as sick as you.Â For info on medicines you can take go to "Cold and Allergy Remedies Compatible with Breastfeeding"
Sorry, lost the link there: "Cold and Allergy Remedies Compatible with Breastfeeding"