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Breastfeeding Toddler With Fever
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?
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
Depends on cause: Fevers caused by infectious diseases are usually contagious 24 hours after the end of fever, or 24 hours after the start of antibiotics if caused by a bacterial infection. However, not all fever is caused by infections. You can have other reasons for running a fever such as autoimmune diseases. And an illness doesn't mean you need to stop breastfeeding - it can protect your baby to breast feed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: It would be helpful, if not essential, to know the source of the fever before responding to your question. Also, do you have any other symptoms? As a general rule, if this is a viral infection, you have probably passed it on to the baby before the fever started. If due to something else, would have to know what. ...Read more
Should not: Its important to know why you have a fever. Some infections may be transmitted by breast milk but many times, breast milk contains the antibodies that moms are producing to kill the infecting agent and they are being transferred and to a point, protecting the baby. However keep in mind that If your one month old gets sick, regardless of having a fever, he needs to be seen urgently by a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Breastfeeding for 7weeks now, very sore&getting fevers@night time.3nights in a row.Would the two be related?
Yes: You may have lactational mastitis, an infection of your breast that can occur during breastfeeding. This may require antibiotics for resolution is there one part of your breast that is firm? If so, you may have an abscess. Would recommend you go to either your gynecologist or a breast surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more
I was drinking and breastfeeding at the same time to my 23 w baby is this going to affect her in anyway , and now she running fever what can I do ?
Breastfeed alcohol: If your 23 week infant is running a fever and there is no obvious cause then contact your pediatrician asap. As far as alcohol and breastfeeding, there is the possibility that the baby could appear lethargic since alcohol is a depressant. It also depends upon the amount of alcohol that you may be consuming. If it all costs i would refrain from excessive alcohol intake while breast feeding. ...Read more
Hi. My wife is breastfeeding. Is it safe for her her to take Ibuprofen when she has a fever? Thank you.
Hello, i have a rash on the side of my right breast. No fever or anything. It does hurt when I am breastfeeding. AnY suggestions?
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