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do you give your baby/toddler milk/formula when they have the flu??

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Asked by jenny53669 at 9:42 PM on Dec. 29, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • While my daughter was breastfeeding, I definitely gave her breastmilk when she was sick.

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:06 PM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • If my kids, any age are congested I give no milk. A Pedi a long time ago told me to remember "Milk makes mucous"...well I don't think it makes mucous as much as it makes it thicker and harder to move. Anything past three days they go to a Dr.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 10:17 PM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • See. For myself and my mom milk makes the muscous thicker and harder to move when we're sick. As it does for most people. However, for my dad it actually helps ease his stomach. My son hasn't ever had the flu, so I don't know what it would do for him if he did have it. However, he has had head colds and the milk didn't seem to do any damage. However, if he did have a stomach flu I would probably give him more water. Just to keep him naturally hydrated, so he can fight on getting the cold passed.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 12:25 AM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • Nope. I let them have what they want within reason, but no milk.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:01 AM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • breastmilk, yes. I don't give my family cow, soy or almond milk.

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 12:49 PM on Dec. 30, 2009

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