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mama getting sick how to protect little one

I am coming down with a cold and sore throat, how can i protect my 6 month old from getting it?

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franklynnsmom

Asked by franklynnsmom at 10:44 PM on Dec. 3, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Wash wash wash your hands!!! Germs are transmitted through nasal passages, not through the mouth. So, after blowing your nose, make sure to wash!!
    Babylove76

    Answer by Babylove76 at 10:45 PM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • If you're nursing him that is by far the best protection! If not just make sure you wash your hands a lot, try not to cough or sneeze on him most of the old common sense stuff. Hope you're feeling better soon.
    Slinkee

    Answer by Slinkee at 10:45 PM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • Mostly what everyone else said. Wash your hands a lot, don't kiss him on the mouth until you're feeling better...and if you're nursing him he's gonna have all those extra good stuff to protect him as well.

    Hope you feel better soon!
    munch12502

    Answer by munch12502 at 10:51 PM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • Wash your hands- use hand sanitizer afterward- it gets annoying but its worth the precaution
    _mommy2b08_

    Answer by _mommy2b08_ at 11:05 PM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • If you're breastfeeding then he shouldn't be able to catch anything but I would double check with his pediatrician
    NewMum2007

    Answer by NewMum2007 at 12:10 AM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • Sanitize yourself! And don't stress too much, it can hinder your getting better. Your best bet is just to get better as fast as you can.

    And baby CAN get your germs, even if you're breastfeeding. Your milk will help strengthen his immune system, though, so he may be able to fight off the cold and not get sick. Good luck!
    KatieCrandall

    Answer by KatieCrandall at 12:26 AM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • Yeah, sanitize! Luckily, at 2 months, their immune systems should be kicking in! Also, Similac has a new line of formula with Immune Sheild (?) I don't know much about it, but its worth asking the doctor about maybe.
    amandallamas

    Answer by amandallamas at 12:36 AM on Dec. 4, 2008

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