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Can my nursing daughter develop my pregnancy symptoms?

I'm 5 weeks pregnant and still nursing my 18 month old. I ask because she has had a stuffy nose for 8 or 9 days with no other symptoms except some crankiness at first. A stuffy nose is a pregnancy symptom for me. Could she be getting my symptoms from my breastmilk?


Asked by Anonymous at 11:01 AM on Dec. 7, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • I don't think so. I remember hearing that newborns may get a dose of lactation hormones through the placenta before birth. You can just call a lactation consultant from La Leche and ask

    ...and anon, it is not an unreasonable question.


    Answer by Farrahann at 11:24 AM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • It's the weather.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:10 AM on Dec. 7, 2009


    pregnancy is NOT contagious.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:12 AM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • OP here

    Anon :12, duh. Lol. But I know that hormones do make their way into the breastmilk. Do those hormones increase in pregnancy?

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:15 AM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • no. its the weather....everyone's sniffly.

    Answer by hypermamaz at 11:22 AM on Dec. 7, 2009


    Answer by Jan0609momma at 12:16 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • Nope. No worries. Those hormones won't go into your milk.

    Answer by asaffell at 12:45 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • Well I hope not since my son nursed until I was 6 months along! He showed no signs of pregnancy so I am going to guess the stuffy nose is just what is going around all over the place this time of year. Call a local LLL group or lactation consultant to get better answers or check she might have something about it there to.

    Answer by aeneva at 1:21 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

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