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...do you wash your breasts after nursing to try to avoid spreading sickness to the other child? I haven't been because I figure that it's inevitable that the other child will be exposed to whatever it is that has the first child sick. I was wondering what others do.
 

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When I tandem nursed I didn't bother to wash the nipple unless there was lots of snot or food or something that got on it. I was too tired to worry about that. They didn't always get sick at the same time either. Breastmilk provides great antibodies. The only time that I was careful to wash my nipple is if ds#1 had a cold sore. (these are highly contagious) Ds #2 still has not gotten a cold sore so I guess it worked. Good luck and I hope your dc feels better.<br><br>
Nicole<br>
mom to Walker 5/27/02, Cad3n 4/17/04, and <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angel.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angel"> Sam m/c 9/8/05 (12 1/2 wks)
 

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Thanks, gals. I also got ahold of a copy of adventures in tandem nursing and looked at what HF had to say on this topic. She only advises taking precautions if one child has thrush. Thankfully we haven't had that (knock on wood) or cold sores either.
 
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