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    Default Dont want my baby getting sick!

    Hey ladies,
    I have a three week old bub and have come down with a really bad head cold! It is really bad and I dont want my bub getting it.. Id there anything I can do?

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    Default Re: Dont want my baby getting sick!

    Make hand sanitiser your friend.

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    Are you breast feeding? If so your milk will help protect bub, I got several colds while breast feeding but never passed them on to my bub.
    Other than that just practise basic hygiene, there is not much else you can do.

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    Default Re: Dont want my baby getting sick!

    I'd just make sure you use correct hygiene. Wash hands after coughing, sneezing etc. Use alcohol handwash and don't kiss baby on the face or hands.

    That was the advice that the child health nurse gave us when dd was a new born and xdh had a terrible head cold.

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    Default Dont want my baby getting sick!

    I breast fed DS and currently breastfeeding DD 8 weeks old. I was sick around 3-4 weeks for both babies, had colds and fevers. I continued with breastfeeding. Just made sure I wag my hands often, no kisses, hanged my clothes often, dont sleep on the same bed or room if possible and during the day spray some glen 20. They both fine, didn't catch anything. Your breast milk suppose to protect them too.

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    Default Dont want my baby getting sick!

    Quote Originally Posted by maybenumber3 View Post
    I'd just make sure you use correct hygiene. Wash hands after coughing, sneezing etc. Use alcohol handwash and don't kiss baby on the face or hands.

    That was the advice that the child health nurse gave us when dd was a new born and xdh had a terrible head cold.

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    Yep this. Eat loads of garlic and spicy food to boost your immune system and clear your head since most meds other than panadol are non bf friendly.

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    I had a nasty cough a week after bringing baby home. I was told since I was bf that if DD caught it, she would get a mild version of it. She ended up just getting a bit sniffly


 

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