Should I be breastfeeding while sick?
Generally speaking, yes. Fortunately, breast milk does not transmit microorganisms that cause serious or long-term diseases. In fact, it actually protects your child from various illnesses, such as diarrhea and pneumonia. Breast milk contains antibodies that ensure their safety, even if you’re feeling sick while breastfeeding.
Can a baby get sick from mom while breastfeeding?
A mild case of the cold or flu might have you asking, “can my baby get sick from mom while breastfeeding?”
Well, believe it or not, it’s a good idea to continue nursing despite the way you’re currently feeling. The above-mentioned antibodies should prevent your baby from catching whatever it is you have. As long as it’s nothing severe, rest assured that you can proceed as usual should you be sick while breastfeeding.