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How to protect infant from sickness after exposure?

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Hi, I have a 5 month old exclusively breastfed infant. She was born early and was on oxygen for a month after the NICU stay. Now, she is completely healthy. This weekend we had houseguests that were recovering from sickness, with a leftover cough. They were DH's family so I was in an awkward state to say anything, but we saw a lot of blowing noses without handwashing, coughing on hands while holding the baby, and so forth. I am kicking myself for not just being upfront with them. I should never have let it happen. ... Anyway, is there anything I can do to protect DD from developing illness besides cleaning the house and handwashing? It's snowing today, so no sunshine. Thanks for your advice!
Edited by Gryphonn - 4/23/13 at 9:17am
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Your breastfeeding is the very best thing you can do for him. You're very likely exposed yourself and passing along immunity right now. grouphug.gif I hope you see no symptoms.
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Well, she ate All Day yesterday.... didn't take naps, just nursed while dozing. I had slight immune stuff going on (sore throat and aches) so went to bed early, nursed all night and she just woke up smiling and clearly back to normal. I feel good, too. Lesson learned.... next time we'll be "rude" and require the hand washing etc. Thanks for responding. She is my first and so everything is a first :-)
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