Posted by admin on December 31, 2010
How do i prevent my baby from catching the flu from me?
I am a breastfeeding mother to an 8 month old baby and i have all the flu symptoms(fever, dry cough, sore body, headache)…is there anyway i can prevent her from getting it and can she catch it through my breastmilk?
Answer by lilly
im not too sure if your breast milk can infect your baby, but wear a medical mask when you are feeding her or cuddling her, keep washing your hands before and after having contact with her. even if she did get the flu your breast milk should be enough to help her get over it, your milk is full of goodness and antibodies. great choice to breast feed her, well done.
Answer by Charles B
Talk to your pediatrican. A mask, hand washing, hand washing,hand washing, hand washing,hand washing, hand washing, are all good. You may want to either: start giving her formula, or your breastmilk may start giving her antibodies which will protect your baby. (thus calling the DR.) Either way it sucks being sick and taking care of wee ones, best of luck, prayers going out to you and your wee child.
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