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Getting more bugs since having DD. why?

(9 Posts)
Geekster Sat 29-Dec-12 22:05:39

Before having my dd in March I rarely had any sort of bug or illness. If I was unlucky I had at most one cold a year. But since I had dd I've had five colds and a tummy bug. Can't say I've caught them all from dd either as she hasn't had all the colds. What is going on, anyone else had this and if so is there anything I can do to boost my immunity?

Iggly Sun 30-Dec-12 19:09:46

1 - you'll be around kids more so more bugs?
2- more stress/poor sleep since dd?
3- are your iron levels ok?

roundabout1 Sun 30-Dec-12 23:30:34

I am the same and in my case sure it is the lack of sleep leading to being run down. After my first dd I was ok until she went to preschool when she bought home loads of viruses. Since dd2 (2) who is a poor sleeper and wakes every 1 1/2 - 2 hours every night I pick up everything going & it takes forever to get rid of them too.

frostyfingers Mon 31-Dec-12 19:26:34

I'm afraid with babies and small children come a host of disgusting and endless ailments. I was so ill after having DS3 I ended up in hospital with bronchitis, then had laryngitis, pneumonia, pharyngitis - and endless colds. Sleep deprivation has a lot to do with it, as well as contact with others - surgeries, baby clinics and playgroups are breeding grounds for bugs!

A good multivitamin, a good diet and perhaps keep a record so that if it continues you can go to the gp with evidence! I went to a homeopath too for sleep help and it was worth it for me. I was bad for just under a year and then it stopped and I have barely had much since - not even a cold a year for the last 13 years!

roundabout1 Tue 01-Jan-13 22:43:32

frostyfingers - pleased for you that you have been so healthy recently - but also jealous. Especially that I am struggling to shiIft a chest infection at the mo despite 2 courses of antibiotics & steroids envy

doublecakeplease Tue 01-Jan-13 22:47:24

I hear you! Usually i might get 1 cold a year, never dodgy tummy or anything - since having DS in Feb I've had everything going. It's worse since he started nursery - he's like a human petri dish! Hoping this year will sort both our immune systems and that we'll be less ill next year!

nicefleece Tue 01-Jan-13 22:50:26

Lack of sleep & nappies.

Wash hands after bum wiping and before putting on nappy leaving exposed botty? Or after nappy on, leaving bugs on tabs of nappy?


i dont have any dc's, however when living with my mum i was ill all the time. moved out in 06 and since then, whenever my mum visits or i visit her i always come back with something... she works in a primary school. she left friday... i am currently ill!

frostyfingers Wed 02-Jan-13 10:26:37

It's horrid knowing that all those bugs are coming to get you - but it does get better, I promise. Not much help when you're stuck in the middle right now, but there is light at the end of the tunnel and you'll suddenly realise that you aren't getting everything single thing going. Tiredness is a huge amount to do with it and once you start getting more sleep your resistance goes up - here's hoping for a less grim 2013!

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