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I am assuming it is ok to BF while I am sick. Other than feeling miserable and having no energy I wonder how my bad flu/cold will affect DS.... Will he likely get sick from contact with me?
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Au contraire. Your ds has aleady been exposed to the germ you were exposed to. You started making anitbodies to it right away. He is getting those antibodies, (from your blood they go into your milk). He is less likely to catch your cold than a non-bfed ds would be.

Make sure to drink a lot of water.
I TOTALLY second everything the other posters said. When ds was 6 wks old, I got one helluva cold..fever, chills, aches and pains, coughing, sore throat, the works! Ds didn't get it until I'd been sick for 3 days. He had the sniffles for 2 days and was better before I finally shook it...8 days later!!!! BF'ing rocks!

Hope you feel better soon Mama.
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