One of the many reasons I chose to breastfeed and continue to do so is to give dd the protection of my antibodies since she goes to daycare. I thought that she'd hardly ever get sick, which has turned out to be completely not the case. She had a cold for three months straight this winter, she had hand/foot/mouth, and she's had a fever at least twice a month for the past 6 months. She has a low grade fever today and had to stay home from daycare again. She was home for a whole week just two weeks ago! Maybe that's normal for a breastfed daycare baby, but that just feels like an awful lot of sick time.
I guess I can only imagine how much more often she'd be sick if she didn't get breast milk, and she's never had an ear infection (knock wood), but I can't help feeling like my milk isn't working for her!