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can i still breastfeed if i am sick?

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asohaei

Asked by asohaei at 12:15 PM on Nov. 1, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yes.
    ballewal

    Answer by ballewal at 12:17 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • YES!! Always! :o)
    FelipesMom

    Answer by FelipesMom at 12:17 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • Not only CAN you still breastfeed, but, I recommend you to always especially while sick, you pass off antibodies for the illness since your body is making them and using them to fight it off.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 12:18 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • Exactly what BradenIsMySon said. Just make sure if you plan on taking any meds you check to make sure it's safe first. :)
    Feel better!
    kfroz0415

    Answer by kfroz0415 at 12:22 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • Yes, what BradensIsMySon said =) Its even better for your baby. =)
    gramsmom

    Answer by gramsmom at 12:22 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • Thanks for the insight
    asohaei

    Comment by asohaei (original poster) at 12:26 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • yes, my doctor said if you do it while u r sick you pass ur anti-bodies to ur child and it helps them fight it off or they just wont get sick!
    MotoChick44

    Answer by MotoChick44 at 10:29 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

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