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I'm a breastfeeding mom and have cold. Will my baby also get cold if I breastfeed her?

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Dr. Henry Ng
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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