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    Default bf when sick

    Is it ok to bf when you have a fever and where do you look to find out what cold meds you can take?

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    You can continue to BF when sick and your LO will be getting antibodies to fight the sickness.http://www.kellymom.com/newman/09a-i...ther_baby.html Good luck.. I hope you feel better soon


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    As for cold meds, you may want to stick to tea, nasal sprays, and just simply tylenol if it helps. Now is the BEST time for your lucky little one to nurse! It's common to find a household full of sick people with the nursing baby perfectly healthy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jellybeane View Post
    Is it ok to bf when you have a fever and where do you look to find out what cold meds you can take?

    Wow you too. I am trying to get over a cold too. Hope you feel better
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    Here's one helpful resource:
    www.kellymom.com/health/meds/cold-remedy.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by home executive View Post


    Here's one helpful resource:
    www.kellymom.com/health/meds/cold-remedy.html
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    Awsome link! I had no idea about kellymom either! THANKS!! (Just getting over a cold myself! I call the Dr for permission to even take tylenol! This made me feel loads better!)
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    We're sick over here too I also avoid almost everything, except tylenol. I posted something similar yesterday, I was/am miserable, but getting better finally.

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    Default Re: bf when sick

    Tylenol Cold & Flu is okay too. Also, you're actually better off continuing breastfeeding if you're sick, 'cause breastmilk helps baby's immunity (formula has ZERO benefits for your baby's immune system)

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