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Sick and breastfeeding

I cant hold any food down and I'm breastfeeding my 6 month old. will he get enough nutrient even though I cant eat?

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SabrenaLeigh

Asked by SabrenaLeigh at 9:21 AM on Mar. 17, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (11)
  • Try drinking ensure!
    kylansmommy09

    Answer by kylansmommy09 at 9:23 AM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • Yes he will. Just keep up your fluid intake when you can.

    Hope you feel better soon!
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 9:25 AM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • Yes
    Momforhealth

    Answer by Momforhealth at 9:28 AM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • Yes he will. Just stay hydrated! I hope you feel better soon.
    BelliesMami

    Answer by BelliesMami at 9:29 AM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • Yes, and he'll also get antibodies from you which will help him stay healthy.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:36 AM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • Yes. Try to take a sip of water every 10 minutes. You want him to get your milk and antibodies so he doesn't get sick too. If you stay hydrated, you both will do just fine.

    JSD24

    Answer by JSD24 at 9:46 AM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • Focus on staying hydrated and keep right on nursing. The others are correct.
    Mom-2-3-Girlz

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 9:59 AM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • Yes. It's best for your baby if you continue to nurse when you're sick, because your body is producing antibodies to your specific illness, and those are passed through into your milk. Regardless of your diet, your milk is always going to have what your baby needs, but if your diet is poor, YOU might suffer. Keep hydrated, rest as much as you can, eat as tolerated, and maybe add extra vitamins while you're sick.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 10:22 AM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • sure. Keep lotsa fluids in you. Rest when you can but nurse as usual. Feel better soon.
    rosetoes

    Answer by rosetoes at 11:04 AM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • ensure and vitamins and lots of water if possible to keep down
    Amanda11810

    Answer by Amanda11810 at 10:50 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

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