I EBF and my LO first got a cold at 4 weeks old It totally sucked and I blame my dumb ass cousin for giving it to her. She got over it really quickly and didn't get sick any more until 2 days ago at just over 7 months (she got another cold). I think the BFing really helps prevent illness but that's just my opinion...
Well DH had flu just after Harri was born so he caught it when he was about a week old. I don't think he got full flu though because he got over it within about 4 or 5 days. But they were awful he was all snuffly and snotty and had a cough and runny eyes and a slight temperature and there was absolutely nothing I could do for him couldn't give him any calpol or anything because he was too young, all I could do was keep putting saline drops in his nose to try and break down the snot and help him breathe. I literally could have cried for him though bless him thankfully he hasn't been poorly since and I hope he doesn't get poorly again for a long time! Not that you can really fully avoid it with little ones, but I can hope!
I BF until 8 months and he formula fed until 12 months. He got his first cold around 11 months and it lasted 4 days and never was worse than a runny nose. He has been sick once since that (about 4 days as well), never has had a fever or anything worse though.
LO is sick now, he has had sickness and diareah now for 6 days. He's three and half months. He was BF and is now FF. I know BF helps but it can't just be that some children just pick things up easier. My first nephew was EBF and he had every illness going, and was always in an out of hospital. He's three now and still gets I'll a lot. His brother was FF from birth and he's prob bin poorly once and he's two.
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