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Help - can I / should I BF if I've been throwing up all eve?

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ActivityApple Thu 29-Oct-09 22:50:05

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sausagesupper Thu 29-Oct-09 22:52:45

i would feed him, don't think you can pass on germs by breastmilk. just make sure you stay hydrated as feeding a baby will drain you as well as the sickness.
hope you feel better soon

JustAnotherManicMummy Thu 29-Oct-09 22:58:27

Actually on this one I'd do what's right for you (but only because you're comfortable with the odd bottle of formula already and he's old enough for breastfeeding to be properly established).

If you feel too rough to feed and you are comfortable giving formula then I probably would do that.

If you feel that you should feed him then do that.

sausagesupper Thu 29-Oct-09 23:00:15

hello again, just googled it. it says that if you have food poisoning, the bacteria is in the mother's intestines and will not be passed onto the baby. common sense tells me to be more careful with hand washing etc after you were sick, but it says you should keep feeding, can post links if you like...
www.breastfeeding.com/helpme/helpme_asklc_ans35.html
www.kellymom.com/health/illness/mom-illness.html

sausagesupper Thu 29-Oct-09 23:01:38

sorry activityapple, manicmummy is right, look after yourself and get better.
hope didnt' come across as patronising, just wanted to reassure you that you won't harm baby by feeding if you want to...

StarlightMcKenzie Thu 29-Oct-09 23:09:24

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ActivityApple Fri 30-Oct-09 09:28:56

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