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    Stop nursing when mom has infection.

    My friends believe by the time a mum has fever, cough,colds, she has already given the baby the infection. since she has been infectious before she knew she was sick. They worry that their illness will be passed on to the baby through the breast milk.

    The biggest concern is the medication they might take, some believe a very small amount of most medicines appears in the milk.. Can they take analgesic, cough and cold remedies or any herbal medications?
    Last edited by redempta; 4th June 2014 at 06:22 PM.

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    Hello,

    A mum does not need to stop breastfeeding when she has a fever, cough or cold, None of these can pass through the breastmilk to the baby. However, mum is going to be in close contact with the baby so they are likely to pass infections between themselves. Generally speaking, it is best not to be concerned about this and not change anything in the way you look after your baby just use good hand hygiene etc. Remember that breastmilk has unrivalled immunological properties and this will help to protect the baby from infections. All this means is is far, far better for mum to continue to breastfeed through illnesses and infections.

    There are lots of cold and allergy medicines which are safe to breastfeed whilst taking. Please pass this information onto your friends: Cold and Allergy Remedies Compatible with Breastfeeding.

    Warm wishes,
    LJ

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    Hi LJ,

    The information you shared is really good.. All of my questions about cold and allergy remedies during nursing are answered. GREAT and BIG THANKS!!

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    You are most welcome. Please do continue to ask any breastfeeding questions here.

    LJ

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