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

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  • Try drinking ensure!

    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!

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

  • Yes

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

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

    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.

    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.


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

  • Focus on staying hydrated and keep right on nursing. The others are correct.

    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.

    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.

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

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

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

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