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39 + 1, baby due any day now, & have flu:(

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Preezie Wed 03-Sep-14 15:02:32

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weebairn Wed 03-Sep-14 15:09:39

Sorry to hear you are feeling rotten.
I also have a cough and a cold and feeling sorry for myself, but earlier than you at 36+1 so no baby coming just yet.
It actually works the other way round with breastfeeding - if you have an infection you will be making the antibodies to fight it, and those antibodies will pass to the baby in the milk, not the infection itself. Baby then has the best chance of fighting off the infection just the same way you do as an adult.
Irrespective of breastfeeding, baby will also have a lot of your antibodies at birth, this fades after the first couple of months.

Hopefully your illness will be short lived and baby born after it has passed?

Preezie Wed 03-Sep-14 15:15:27

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ShowMeShowMeTheWine Wed 03-Sep-14 18:20:30

You may ind your body hangs on to give birth until you've started to recover.

rightsaidfred Wed 03-Sep-14 21:16:12

What weebairn said - baby shouldn't catch the bugs as they are protected by your immunity through breastfeeding. Contact, coughs and sneezes won't make any difference- as long as your body is fighting off the infection baby will be protected too. Good luck x

Preezie Wed 03-Sep-14 22:01:29

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Droflove Fri 05-Sep-14 08:51:30

I doubt it's the flu, have you been in contact with the flu? Most likely a cough and cold but I'd say baby will be fine. I had wine vomiting bug while feeding my baby and he never caught it. Weirdly he did pass it on to his 2 grannies but didn't fall ill himself. Try not to worry, a few days and you could be over the worst of it.

Droflove Fri 05-Sep-14 08:51:56

Wine=winter! I promise!

AndIFeedEmGunpowder Fri 05-Sep-14 08:57:39

grin at wine vomiting bug.

I had a stinking cold when DD was born and she didn't catch that or the norovirus I had when she was 4 months old. We co slept and so were in v. close contact.

The being scrupulous about washing hands is a great idea but don't think you need to wear a mask. What does your MW say?

Hope you feel better soon.

FoxSticks Fri 05-Sep-14 09:06:58

I had norovirus too when breastfeeding and didn't pass it on to dd. If you are still feeling unwell when you go I to labour then the mw will be able to advise you on how best to protect your baby.

Preezie Fri 05-Sep-14 09:54:02

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