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Thread: sick mama = sick baby ???

  1. #1
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    Default sick mama = sick baby ???

    (DD is 5 1/2 months, EBF, good diaper output, nurses on demand and often, started giving her tiny bits of baby food.)

    I started getting an upset stomach today, felt nauseous and had diarrhea, my LO is also being fussy and spit up a few times. I wasn'r sure if this is connected or if baby food could make her spit up. or if its just one of those baby things

    Thanks everryone....
    Mother of 3 beautiful girls, and expecting baby number 4 in July

    Elisabeth ~ 9/25/07
    Eliana ~ 1/08/09
    Elivia ~ 1/22/12 ~ EBF

    with all 3 still

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    Default Re: sick mama = sick baby ???

    It could be any number of things. If she seems happy and comfortable, then I wouldn't worry about it. Maybe keep an eye on whatever foods you gave her today to see if she consistently spits up after a certain food. My son and I have passed plenty of things back and forth though too.
    K. Sophia - Mama to my little lactivore, the amazing Mr. X (11/10).

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    Default Re: sick mama = sick baby ???

    My DH and I once came down with food poisoning.
    We were sick for 3 days, he missed work. i could hardly lift my head off the pillow.
    Our 4 month old? She was all smiles and giggles. I nursed her around the clock in bed.
    i think she even gained extra weight.
    DD#1 July 1986 VB
    DD#2 April 1988 c/sec
    DS#3 April 1990 VBAC
    DS#4 June 1993 VB
    and suprise!
    DD#5 April 2001 c/sec
    BTDT scars and stretchmarks,: wrinkles and grey hair

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    Default Re: sick mama = sick baby ???

    If baby's sick, don't worry that nursing her made her sick. Breastmilk is not an avenue for infection, and contains antibodies to whatever is making you ill. It's much more likely that baby contracted the illness in the usual way, through contact with an infected person.
    Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
    Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"

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