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Anyone know a breastfed baby who got/has the flu?

I'm just curious...thanks

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:37 PM on Oct. 13, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yep...had one and it was a pain but we managed

    Answer by Jademom07 at 1:39 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • My niece did.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:44 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • I had the flu while breastfeeding both of my younger children. Neither of them caught it. Gotta love the antibodies in BMilk.

    Answer by Nathskitten at 1:45 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • I know two who did.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:46 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • We have a report of that over on the Breastfeeding Moms group. Remember that it's merely a risk is less likely to get sick but STILL CAN GET SICK.

    Just like you can still die in an accident while wearing a seatbelt...but you're less likely to.

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:04 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • Six weeks after giving birth, i got the flu. My lactation consultant said to continue to breastfeed. My baby never got the flu that time. When he was 15 months old, he got the flu. Thankfully, i was still breastfeeding, b/c he wouldn't eat or drink anything. The doctor (and my lacation cons.) said as long as i was able to breastfeed to keep him hydrated they would not have to hospitalize him. He threw up a lot with the flu, but breastfed well and kept it down. He had really wet diapers, and stayed hydrated and nourished.

    Answer by citymama707 at 10:13 AM on Oct. 14, 2009

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