the Colony, TX
A 33-year-old female asked:
I'm a breastfeeding mom and have cold. will my baby also get cold if i breastfeed her?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Perhaps: Colds and viral respiratory infections are common, but does not mean a nursing mother has to stop nursing. Some mothers use masks during feeding if they are coughing a great deal. Others pump and have other family members bottle feed. In all cases wash your hands! hope you feel better soon.
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Last updated Jul 14, 2013
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