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If you have A cold and you are beastfeeding your baby ...can the baby get sick?

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Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 4, 2012 at 1:37 PM
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rmfanfgljf
by Platinum Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 1:37 PM
Yes but usually its a mild sickness.
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peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 1:38 PM

the baby can get sick by being around someone sick, formula or breastfed

mom2cheesebug
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 1:38 PM
No, colds are passed through germs, not breastmilk. But if u were kissing all over the baby then it would get sick.
bec94
by Gold Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 1:39 PM
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If you are sick the best thing you can do is nurse. The baby gets antibodies from your breastmilk. When I wasn't feeling well I'd nurse more. Both my girls either didn't get sick, or the case ended up being really mild and cleared up fast.
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3babiesofmyown
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 1:39 PM
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Not from your milk. From being close and possibly sharing germs yes. But wash your hands a lot and keep your faces apart. The best part is you are passing antibodies to the baby. So actually you prevent baby from getting sick or if they do happen to get sick then baby already has what's needed to fight off the cold.
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Greenstone920
by Silver Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Baby won't get sick from breastfeeding/breastmilk.  Baby can get sick from being around someone sick.  

hautemama83
by Emerald Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 1:39 PM
Not from bfing, but from being around you in general.
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lalaboosh
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 1:39 PM
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Breastfeeding helps protect baby even from mom's illness. Her antibodies protect the baby.
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AndiWest83
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 1:40 PM
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I've found that my daughter will be the only one who doesn't get sick. Keep breastfeeding.
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lovinglife0682
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 1:41 PM
They are as likely as a formula fed baby.
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