Getting sick.

Discussion in 'Breastfeeding' started by Srrme, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Srrme

    Srrme Well-Known Member

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    My throat has been bothering me for the past week -- one of my tonsils is swollen, so I'm not sure if it's just my tonsils bugging out, or I'm getting sick. If I get sick, will my baby end up getting sick too since I breastfeed? He's a preemie who just came home not too long ago, and I really, really don't want him to get sick. :cry:
     
  2. kmac625

    kmac625 Mom to baby Clara

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    If he gets sick, I don't think it would be from your breastmilk. I know the midwife told me not to worry if I got sick that baby would probably be ok. I don't know if it's different because your lo was a preemie. You might want to call the doctor just to be sure, or ask on the preemie board.
     
  3. minties

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    When you get sick, there are actually helpful antibodies that go through your breastmilk that can help your LO to get better fast, or even avoid the illness altogether.
     

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