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If im sick and im breastfeeding can my baby get sick?

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Asked by desa07 at 11:49 PM on Sep. 19, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • actually you're baby has less of a chance to get sick. You pass the anti-bodies to the baby through breast milk. Those anti-bodies help the baby fight off the sickness.

    Answer by hobbitswife04 at 11:50 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • You actually pass antibodies to your baby through the breastmilk. So the baby should not get sick. Make sure to wash your hands to be careful about germs, but your LO should be fine and probably safer than if you were FF.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 11:50 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • It is true, even if you are sick, breastfed babies have a much lower risk of getting sick because of the anti bodies they get from the breastmilk.

    Answer by hsmominky at 11:50 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • what they

    Answer by alexis_06 at 11:51 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • oh ok Thank u i been tryin to get a answer all weekend n nobody knew!

    Comment by desa07 (original poster) at 11:51 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • ya very good and accurate answers. good for you for breastfeeding! feel better soon. :)

    Answer by connorlove at 2:55 AM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • the only reason a mom shouldnt bf while sick is hiv

    Answer by piwife at 11:55 AM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • If baby gets sick, it's because of being around you. When you get sick, your body produces antibodies to that specific illness. When you nurse, some of these are passed along in the milk. So no, your baby will not get a common illness from your milk. That doesn't mean that baby won't get sick, because if you are sick, then it's likely that baby has been exposed, but the antibodies in your milk can help combat that.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 1:34 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

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