My baby was a premie at 36 weeks. He stayed in NICU for 13 days. He then developed serious cold at two months old which gave him breathing problems that went away over time with a nebuliser. He is doing great now but my husband is sick now. He has been having flu like symptoms for 3 days and has this cough too. I am soo worried that my child would get sick again because of this. I keep him in a separate room, my husband doesnt come near him too often. we are doing all we can but we still do live under the same roof of course.. how to protect my baby? I have heard him cough twice and it is beginning to bother me.. i dont want him to go through the nightmare he did at two months of age..... please give me some sound advice.. should i take him to his peadriatrician and see if something can be done? my baby is now six months old. thanksAnswer Question
Answer by Bellarose0212 at 9:43 AM on Jun. 1, 2010
Answer by coala at 9:49 AM on Jun. 1, 2010
By the time you knew your husband was sick it was too late, your baby was already exposed to your husband's germs. If you are breastfeeding it won't protect in the same was as if you are sick but there are things like white blood cells in breast milk that will protect your baby from becoming ill and help the baby get better quicker.
My 36 week breastfed premie didn't go to NICU and went home with me. I got pneumonia and septicemia when he was around 4 weeks and had to be admitted to the hospital, he didn't get sick at all.
Answer by Gailll at 9:55 AM on Jun. 1, 2010
Answer by happy2bmom25 at 10:44 AM on Jun. 1, 2010