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BF & illness (cold or possibly the flu)
Carin531 posted:
I have a really bad head cold and think it may be the flu. Should I "pump and dump" and give my son formula or is it okay to still bf? I am going to the doctor later today to get checked out.
phoenix31674 responded:
Unless you are on medication not safe for breastfeeding, keep bfing. You will be passing on your antibodies which will hopefully keep him from getting sick or as sick. I had a really bad cold and keep bfing. My son's cold seems to be much less than mine was. He's coughing, but still quite energetic whereas I felt like I'd been run over by a truck.

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