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if i have a cold close 2 when i give birth will the baby be born with a cold

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chantale.otis

Asked by chantale.otis at 11:59 PM on Jun. 13, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • no, I don't believe that will happen. you baby will be getting your antibodies, and if you breastfeed the baby will your antibodies through your breastmilk.
    Precious333

    Answer by Precious333 at 12:03 AM on Jun. 14, 2009

  • nooo
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:05 AM on Jun. 14, 2009

  • I had a pretty good cold in the head going when my son was born. No cold. Heck, he's been healthier in his almost 18 months than I have! With a few exceptions (food borne illnesses and ruebella being the worst offenders) your body is pretty effective at keeping illnesses away from your baby. If you choose to nurse, your body will protect your baby for six months or more after birth too. Mother Nature is awesome!
    eema.gray

    Answer by eema.gray at 12:15 AM on Jun. 14, 2009

  • Only if you pass it to the baby after he/she is born. Be careful with your sneezing/coughing, wash your hands frequently. Breastfeeding helps with those anti-bodies - so even if you don't plan on breastfeeding the whole pregancy, try and breastfeed those first few weeks - the colostrum that the baby gets before your milk comes in, has the most antibodies and will give your baby the best protection.

    Here is a link with more info on what colostrum is:
    http://postpartum-health.suite101.com/article.cfm/colostrum_the_amazing_first_milk
    texassahm

    Answer by texassahm at 12:16 PM on Jun. 14, 2009

  • PS - Ask to speak to the breastfeeding consultant in the hospital a few times before you leave - ask for the nipple guards, and lanolin - they'll give you tons of stuff for free if you just ask.
    texassahm

    Answer by texassahm at 12:17 PM on Jun. 14, 2009

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