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A 31-year-old female asked:

Toddler at birthday party today coughed on my 2 month old. thought it was just his asthma but his mom says he now has a fever of 100.8.i'm breastfeeding but terrified that my baby will get sick. what can i do? what if she gets sick?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Do nothing: Continue breastfeeding as usual, most probably she will be fine, a 2-month old healthy infant who is being breastfed would have enough immunity to protect her from casual environmental exposures. If any worrisome symptom you can call / see her pediatrician, best wishes
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Brace yourself: congratulations on breastfeeding! Baby might catch it! Breastfeeding is your best defense towards illness. i If baby develops a temp, anything over 100.5 call your pediatrician! It will be ok!

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