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Question: If mother have a fever n cold n cough so it is ok to breastfeed
Answer: Yes you should continue breastfeeding even if you have common illness like sore throat, cough, cold, or fever.
Most of the common diseases are less likely to be passed to your baby through breast milk. Close body contact can be a reason to pass on the disease, but the antibodies in your breast milk most of the time protects your kid from getting an infection from you.
#1. Better immunity::
it is recommended to breast feed as breast milk transfers antibodies (the proteins synthesized in our body against the foreign particles, here, against fever and cold viruses) to your baby and help boosting his or her immunity levels.
#2. Helps your baby to stay hydrated
Chances are your baby is also already infected. In case of even mild illness, your baby he/ she would most likely nurse rather than eating anything else. Thus, it is breastfeeding, which keeps your baby well hydrated.
#3. Easily digestible nutrients::
Breast milk is easily digested by your baby than any other food or even milk. So to provide your baby essential nutrients that can be absorbed faster, breastfeeding is essential.
#4. Provide comfort to you and your baby::
Studies reveal that breastfeeding relaxes your body and keeps you free from depression as it triggers release of oxytocin hormone. Thus continuing breastfeeding will help you to be stress free and increase your comfort level.
#5. Helps to keep the breast milk supply normal
If you stop breastfeeding temporarily just because you have fever/cold, it can cause a decrease in your breast milk supply. So once you recover from your illness you can have a problem of low milk supply, which can in turn affect your baby.
#6. No early weaning
Sometimes if you decide to stop breastfeeding temporarily because of your fever or common cold, chances are there that your baby may not accept your breastfeeds after you recover from your illness. This can lead to early weaning and this can affect you and your baby.
#7. No risk of mastitis
Stopping breastfeeding all of a sudden can cause milk to build up in your breast and can cause inflammation and later infection in the breast. So continuing to breastfeed even if you have minor illness like fever, sore throat, cold or cough is good to reduce the risk of mastitis.
Question: my baby is 5 mnths .Can I take fever n cold tablet, if m breastfeed him?
Answer: Yes, you can.. But, after speaking to your doctor.. In addition to it, Apply little vicks vapour rub on your back, chest and feet, wear a comfortable pair of socks after applying vicks vapour rub. Do this twice or thrice in a day, it will give you some comfort. Also, take steam, do warm water gargle and have nice ginger tea..
Question: Can I breastfeed my baby if I have fever cold and cough?
Answer: hi yes definitely you should feed your baby even if you are having fever cold and cough.
because breast milk contains antibodies which will fight with virus of Fever cold and cough .
so don't worry and keep feeding your baby