It might but if nothing else it will keep it from getting as bad as it would if you didn't nurse.
My kids and I just got over being sick. My 5 month old did end up getting the flu, but she only had it for a fraction of the time we did and it wasn't as severe. Also, I don't know if it's a coincidence or not- but the children that I breastfed longer seem to have better immune systems than my kids who weaned earlier.
Jessa, mama to:
Alyssa(11), Autumn(10), Mariah(9), Matthew(9), Blake(7), Laila(3), and Athena born 9/14!!!
My son got it and gave it to me lol. Im sick right now and so is he, I think it helps but it isnt a garentee
Baby and i both caught a cold. She got over it faster than everyone else tho.
When you're sick, it's VITAL to continue breastfeeding. Baby is already as exposed as possible to your germs just by sharing your space. If you don't breastfeed, then you deprive baby of the antiobodies needed to protect him, making him MORE susceptible, not only to getting sick but to getting even SICKER than if you had breastfed him all along.
So yes, he can still get sick whether or not you breastfeed him. But NOT breastfeeding is pouring gasoline on the fire of his illness, while breastfeeding works to put the fire out.
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