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I got food poisioning can I still breastfeed!?

I got a really bad case of food poisioning yesterday. I was up all night sick. I decided it best for me to pump the milk and keep it until we find out if its ok to give to munchkin. Thank goodness we had a reserve in the freezer!

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csdesignmommy

Asked by csdesignmommy at 1:51 AM on Jul. 14, 2008 in Health

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  • I wouldn't trust it. better safe than sorry as the old saying goes.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:54 AM on Jul. 14, 2008

  • No. Pumping your milk and keeping it is NOT an option. From my understanding, your body will still create antibodies which means your DD might not even have a reaction to the food. BUT, if she was going to get sick, she would be sick the same time you are because I presume you nursed last night before you got sick but after you ate.

    Rarely do you have to quit nursing for any illnesses.
    celticreverie

    Answer by celticreverie at 1:59 AM on Jul. 14, 2008

  • ya I nursed him all yesterday even yesterday evening. I started having symptioms like 2 hrs after I put him to bed.
    csdesignmommy

    Answer by csdesignmommy at 2:03 AM on Jul. 14, 2008

  • Then he probably wont get sick.
    celticreverie

    Answer by celticreverie at 2:40 AM on Jul. 14, 2008

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