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    Default 7mo BF baby - No antibodoes?

    I am just wondering how does the whole thing with the antibodies work for bf babies. I have been bfing my 7mo since birth but I see that he gets ill quite often.. Today i took him to the doc with a new virus and high fever..
    I think he got the virus from his dad and I hoped he could get the antibodies from my milk but....
    Could mothermilk be ....overestimated??

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    Default Re: 7mo BF baby - No antibodoes?

    Overestimated in it potential immunological benefits??? nah. BF protects baby from a LOT, but nothing is 100% fool proof. Does LO go to any type of daycare setting?

    Here's a little more to read if you find a moment, regarding the immune factors of BM.
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    Default Re: 7mo BF baby - No antibodoes?

    No daycare for LO yet.

    I am teriffied with what will happen when daycare starts in terms of illnesses though..

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    Default Re: 7mo BF baby - No antibodoes?

    okay - I thought I remembered a post that you were returning to work soon - but it musta been another mama..
    No worries Just keep doing what you're doing because nothing out there, other than you BM will provide him with more benefits. Just keep in mind that if/when DC starts he will be getting exposed to things you're not exposed to... so if at all reasonable, try to stick around DCP for a spell to get fully exposed

    And read the link above when you can...
    Click here to find an LLL leader near you...or call 1 877 4 LA LECHE for help now.

    "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
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    "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
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    We demand that our childcare providers are CPR certified... why don't we demand the same of ourselves! Get certified!

    I lost 22 lbs in 8 months... with a bit of determination and common sense information from this book.

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    Default Re: 7mo BF baby - No antibodoes?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*number3 View Post
    okay - I thought I remembered a post that you were returning to work soon - but it musta been another mama..

    No, you remeber well, it was me. I am back to work and lo stays at home with gradfather. I leave my ebm at home for him but I am so worried being at work and having him burning at home...

    And read the link above when you can...

    i did, thank you!

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    Default Re: 7mo BF baby - No antibodoes?

    I asked the same question a few weeks ago. My LO goes to daycare and seems to get sick with some sort of virus about every 4-6 weeks. Someone explained that they get the antibodies you have developed against illnesses you have been exposed to. But there are tons of viruses out there you may not have had or developed an immunity to yet.

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