Breastfeeding with a cold?!?!?!

Cristina - posted on 03/18/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I am BF my 3 month old, and today I woke up feeling a bit sick as the day progressed it has become obvious I have a cold. Does anyone know if it is ok to take extra vit C on top of what is in the pre-natal? Does anyone have any tips on BF when you have a cold in terms of keeping Luke from catching my cold. I have been washing my hands like crazy all day!

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Annie - posted on 03/19/2009

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my baby cought a cold off me when she was about 3 month cant be helped hun just give baby a bit of calpol, i take pregnacare tablets but was advised against any other

just eat some more oranges i guess :) x

hope u get well soon nothing worse when ur drained and tired and full of cold x

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breastfeed, breastfeed, breastfeed! keep on breastfeeding!! your baby is getting wonderful immunity from your breastmilk!! extra vit c is fine too!



hope you feel better :)



Jenn Rankin



Doula, Breastfeeding Counsellor & Midwifery Student

Arwen - posted on 03/18/2009

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It's alright to take some C =) and I wouldn't worry about passing it. He has more than likely already been exposed to the virus, but breastmilk actually protects him from contracting it. Your milk not only has white blood cells, but it also has antibodies in it to keep your baby safe from any virus going around. I've fed mine through colds and a stomach virus, she never caught them. =) I did take the precaution to constantly wash hands as well. I hope you feel better soon!

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