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Is it ok to breastfeed if I am sick?
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes
Breastfeeding when you are sick is usually recommended and can provide your infant with protective antibodies.
There are some medications that your doctor may prescribe that are not safe for the infant if you are breastfeeding. Let your doctor know that you are nursing and they will either use a different medicine or tell you to "pump and dump" while on that medicine.

In brief: Yes
Breastfeeding when you are sick is usually recommended and can provide your infant with protective antibodies.
There are some medications that your doctor may prescribe that are not safe for the infant if you are breastfeeding. Let your doctor know that you are nursing and they will either use a different medicine or tell you to "pump and dump" while on that medicine.
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Yes, in most circumstances you can and should continue to breastfeed even when you are ill.

In brief: Yes
Yes, in most circumstances you can and should continue to breastfeed even when you are ill.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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