BF while sick ?

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  1. Hi all, please help me out. DH has a cold that started with sore throat last Sunday. Yesterday afternoon I started feeling bad and now I have a sore throat and some nasal congestion.
    I think now is more important than ever to BF my 10-week old twins, but on the other hand maybe I should stay away from them, (which I have the options because in-laws are visiting, but will totally break my heart), to avoid passing this cold to them.
    I just want the best for my babies, what should I do?

  2. From what I have read you should definitely keep breastfeeding. The twins have probably already been exposed and this way you can give them antibodies through your milk. I have read that if you are breastfeeding your babies either won't catch what you have or will get a much milder case. Hope you feel better soon!


  3. Yes, always continue to breatsfeed while you are sick. They will get the antibodies and likely be protected. I breastfed through many illnesses and stomach bugs.

    Great job on nursing your twins!

    Twin DDs-5y

  4. thanks a lot, that's what I wanted to do but wanted some reassurance that I was doing the right thing. :-)

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