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Breastfeeding questions

Discussion in 'General Breastfeeding' started by RoNa, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. RoNa

    RoNa Administrator

    A friend of mine is asking if she can continue breastfeeding if her breasts are hurt or if she has a cold or flu. She's worried if it will affect her baby's health too.
     
  2. Love

    Love Guest

    During any “ordinary” illness such as a cold, sore throat, flu, tummy bug, fever, etc. your friend should continue to breastfeed. A mother's breast milk is custom-made for her baby, providing specific antibodies that babies need to fight infection. So, continuing to breastfeed the baby can actually protect him or her from the infection that the body is fighting. The milk will not transmit her illness to the baby, but it does have antibodies in it that are specific to her illness (plus anything else the mother or baby have been exposed to) – they’ll help prevent baby from getting sick.
     
  3. RoNa

    RoNa Administrator

    I will let her know. Thank you very much for the information Love.
     

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