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Breastfeeding and colds

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HelenLG Wed 15-Dec-10 08:48:09

Hi,

I've got a cold and so has DH but DS doesn't seem to be effected. Is it possible to stop him from getting it all togther just by breastfeeding?

Shugaplum Wed 15-Dec-10 09:16:42

I've found that whenever I've been ill DS has never got it. Even two bouts of vomiting bug and he wasn't affected.

ethelina Wed 15-Dec-10 09:32:14

I've had 2 cold since ds was born on September and he has caught neither of them so I think there's a good chance he's protected by antibodies we make and pass on in the milk.

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