Hi - I'm just wondering if it is possible for a newborn who is exclusively breastfed to contract a virus? I had always thought that they were immune for the first 6 weeks and that the breastmilk thereafter would protect them as well?
The reason I ask is that my 7 week old has been having green mucousy smelly nappies for the past two weeks. I started thinking that it might be because I had eaten wheat and have read that the proteins can transfer into the breastmilk (I'm sensitive to gluten myself so there is an increased risk that my ds is). However, I posted on another forum where one of the answering 'experts' suggested that its more than likely a virus. My two other children did have a really bad vomitting/diarrehea bug just prior to my ds started with the green nappies.
Any info would be a great help. Many thanks