From what I've read on the net, breastfeeding helps prevent a lot of diseases in babies, except pertussis. :( My husband has a horrible cough- how likely is it that it is pertussis (btw he doesn't have insurance although our kids do so won't go get checked out)??? I live in Maryland and there are no outbreaks that I know of, but still am scared.
Anyone know what, if any, protection BFing has when it comes to pertussis? Like I said, I couldn't find anything online that said BF is beneficial. :(
Anyone else worried about this?
ETA: Did any of your babies get pertussis, and were they okay? Maybe some stories of babies getting it and being okay will help me feel better!