Can I pass the stomach bug through my breast milk?

No. Don't worry, you cannot pass this through the breast milk. Feel better!
No. Stomach bugs like rota and noroviruses are fecal-oral. They come from feces contaminating the hands and spreading to the mouth. The antibodies and a substance called lysozyme in the breast milk is actually protective against this. Watch http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=bpnylbjilsy.
No. Strict hand washing with soap and water or with hand sanitizer especially before each breast feeding would be suffice.
No. Continue to nurse as usual, remember all the antibodies that are in breast milk and that help the infant build his own immune system. Take extra precautions in keeping mom very well hydrated and pay special attention to good hand washing. If there is any concern this might not be just a simple "bug" consult your doctor asap.

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My 10 month old's poop was white and clay-like. Should I be alarmed? He's consumed only yogurt and breast milk since he came down with a stomach big.

White stool. If it continues past her illness or if accompanied by abdominal pain or jaundice then get her seen by her healthcare worker. Otherwise, stool changes are common and usually mean nothing. Read more...

2 week old seems unsettled after breastfeeding (squirming, grunting, frequent BM). Can my breast milk be upsetting his stomach? Is this ok?

Sounds normal. I see all of this as normal activity in early infancy.Please do not assume you are doing something wrong or that the milk is somehow at fault.As you do this longer you will learn how to read your babies quirks for what they are. I look at the odd noises as a celebration of new life. Read more...
See Your Doctor Now. Determining the cause of symptoms in a newborn is beyond challenging without visual inspection. Moreover, the stated symptoms alone are non-specific which is typical for newborns therefore the risk of misdiagnosis is great. Much more info is needed such as pre-thru post-natal history, duration, feed/sleep schedule, full description of stools, and more. See your doctor now for proper evaluation. Read more...

2 months on simalac expert $30 per can, is it too late for me to start to nurse? I do still have milk. Will breast milk help his stomach?

No. It is certainly not too late. Only concern would be if you produce enough milk to meet the demand. Even if formula supplement has to be provided, it is worth trying. Tangible benefits are not only for infants but also for breast-feeding moms. Read more...
Not too late. It is never too late. Nurse and pump frequently (ie. Every 2-3 hrs) until your milk supply catches up to your baby's demand. It is very likely to help. Read more...

My 16 month caught the stomach flu. Vomiting began Wed 27th and continues to vomit breast milk every night. She is barely eating. Also has diarrhea.

See the doctor. With small children, you don't want to take any serious risks - it sounds like your child is dehydrated. I would call immediately to try and be seen. Small children don't have the 'reserve' that adults have to fight through diarrhea/gastrointestinal illnesses. Is she making 'wet' diapers? What about tears? You can tell her volume status by some of these signs -I'm concerned about it, so go to docs. Read more...

What infections can I pass to my baby through breast milk?

Several. The most concerning ones that come to mind of concern are tuberculosis and cytomegalovirus. However each is dependent on you having these illnesses. Read more...
HIV is one. Most cold viruses are not a problem for breasfed babies and are not transmitted in the milk. Even if you get mastitis (a breast infection), it is still safe to breast feed. However, the HIV and CMV viruses are two viral illness that can transmit through breast milk to your baby. If you have active tuberculosis, avoid breastfeeding until the infection is treated. If in doubt, contact your doctor. Read more...

Can a nursing mom pass beano through her breast milk and will it help the baby be less gassy?

Great question! Sorry, but no. Gassiness in a baby is more due to swallowed air rather than indigestible foods for which the enzymes in beano work. So even if it passed through, your baby would still be gassy. Ask your pediatrician about this, as lactose intolerance usually occurs after weaning. Read more...

Do cimzia (certolizumab pegol) injectables pass through the placenta barrier and breast milk too?

Data unclear. Certolizumab has been assigned to pregnancy category b by the fda. Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of fetotoxicity. It is not known whether certolizumab can cause fetal harm or adversely affect reproductive capacity in humans. Certolizumab should only be given during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk. www.drugs.com...breastfeeding not recommended on this med. Read more...
Much less so than... Enbrel, humira, and remicade. Studies of women in great britain show that pegylated cimzia, (certolizumab pegol) with a much larger molecule, is a fraction of the others found in the cord blood of infants born to mothers on the other drugs! I do not know of published studies on breast milk, but i would think the same data would hold true! Read more...