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I have a cold and am nursing my newborn, is it a 100% chance she will get sick too?

Since we are so close as we are nursing, etc. I try to keep my hand sanitizer right next to us since I can't wash my hands every two seconds. I am praying she will not get it. Will the antibodies in my milk help her not get this cold?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:05 PM on Oct. 10, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Breastfeeding her will help her to not have it as severe if she even does catch it.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 7:07 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • the milk has things that help prevent babies from getting sick. hopefully itll work an keep her from getting sick :) i dont think its 100 percent though. good luck!

    Answer by akalei at 7:07 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • The antibodies she is getting from your milk should help her avoid getting the cold all together.

    Answer by dedicatedrider at 7:08 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • By breastfeeding her, you are passing her the antibodies your body is making for this virus. She will either not get it, or not get as sick if she does catch it.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 7:11 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • Nursing her is protecting her, actually :) It's possible that she'll still get a cold, maybe less severe then yours, maybe just as bad, but nursing will help her fight it.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 8:40 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • I've been sick and nursing and my daughter never got sick while I was...... So I would say she mostlikely won't get sick

    Answer by krystal2010 at 9:39 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

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