I actually feel like I may have had it this year earlier in my pregnancy! I had the worst cough that lasted a long time, and my son got all the symptoms except the extreme cough (it was mild). I believe I also had it when I was in my twenties, if it's even possible to have it more than once.
Of course I will be BFing DS2 exclusively for six months and then for however long he desires. :-)
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This is just a suggestion of what I use around my home for disinfection & the like - sanitizer etc. I make my own blend of 'thieves oil' which is a blend of rosemary, cloves, cinnamon, eucalyptus, lemon and orange essential oils.
For general use on counters and air purifying and spraying on clothing I put a bunch of drops (atleast 50) in a blend of 3/4 water and 1/4 rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle.
You could put some (very diluted in olive oil or any other carrier oil) on your son on his chest or in a bottle for quick hand sanitizing before he goes to school, though I really suggest testing first to make sure he is not allergic to anything.
Here is some info on it: http://www.secretofthieves.com/
Perhaps the teacher would not be shy about running a diffuser with this in it during class hours? You could always gift her/him a bottle and diffuser for a 'welcome to a new school year' gift.
You can make it much cheaper than buying the young's brand, btw.
Will it cure/prevent whooping cough? No guarantees - but its a healthy habit and way better than Lysol or other cleansers.
Also I am a huge fan of garlic and vit c. Maybe get your son and yourself and every one taking garlic and vit c in large enough doses to make your bodies inhospitable to germs. I take about 2,000 garlic oil and 2-3,000 vit c a day. For my kids I have them take 1,000 garlic, and 1,000 vit c.
Just some things you can try. :)
Best of luck for a happy and healthy pregnancy and baby moon!
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One more on the way Fall 2013