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My 2 1/2 year old has not been breastfed since 10 months. I have some breastmilk frozen in the freezer that I am unable to use with my 4 month old son (was drinking milk at the time I was pumping and my ds cannot tollerate ANY milk or soy). My 2 1/2 year old is sick AGAIN with a cold...so can I give him that breastmilk that I have frozen? I know it could cause him to have loose baby poopies...but I'd rather that than him have this cold <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Any input?
 

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You can give it to him, and it will be great for him (probably won't give him the bmilk poop unless he drinks it exclusively) but it probably won't help fight the cold much, if at all. I think that because you wouldn't have been producing the immunities to fight *this* cold when you pumped the milk.<br><br>
Bmilk, at any age, though is always better than cows milk and it might help his tummy some.
 

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Anyway would the antibodies in milk survive freezing? I am really curious about that.<br>
but even so, its probably better for him nutritionally, than anything else he could drink, thus helping him to fight off the cold himself.
 
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