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My darling, supportive boyfriend said the funniest thing. I'm not sure if this is the right place to post it, but here goes...<br><br>
We were talking about plans later in the week with friends who just had a baby, and I mentioned we might want to wait to commit because DS had been to a holiday party with 10 other babies, many who are ususally in daycare, and if he gets sick from swapping spit and playing that later in the week we shouldn't bring him to be with a newborn. My boyfriend then rolled his eyes and groaned, "oh great if DS gets sick then I get sick too." I used this opportunity to point out to him that if he took better care of himself he woudn't get sick. DS has had 4 colds since birth, I have caught none of them, and I'm with him way more than my boyfriend who has caught all of them from him.<br><br>
Then my boyfriend says, "Well you don't get sick because you're making all those anti-bodies." I just cocked my head to the side and asked, "Do you mean from my breastmilk?", he says "Yeah, you have added immunities."<br><br>
um-huh? Men can be so cute in rationalizing not getting enough sleep and not eating well, can't they?
 

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When DD was little and nursing more, I noticed that I seemed to get sick less often.<br><br>
I think that maybe our immune systems are a bit revved up when they're babies.<br>
OTOH, I did get DS's pneumonia, but other than that...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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You know, there may be some truth in what your boyfriend said. I tend to not get sick at all aside from sniffles when BF. I think we are producing a lot more antibodies. Though I could be completely wrong. :Lol
 

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I remember a mama at LLL telling us that when she weaned her two-year-old, her <b>husband</b> started getting sick more often!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"><br><br>
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1. I think I've never been healthier that since I've had kids - I rarely have colds, flu, etc. I do think I get more sleep, since I'm not working and we are can sleep in, take naps etc. I listen to my body more, and used to nap with the kids during the day.<br><br>
2. I also, have heard a story about a (male) pediatrician who had never taken a sick day from work, until after his wife had weaned the last of her 4 children that she had breastfed. wink wink nudge nudge.<br><br>
(In case you don't understand what I'm saying, perhaps your boyfriend would like to have benefit of those antibodies that you are making... it is possible, and may protect him also....)<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
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