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    Quote Originally Posted by cheeeeesecake View Post
    I wasnt concerned about germs, & was out and about from as soon as we left hospital. That being said, all 3 of mine took a LONG time to get breastfeeding established & we had lots of issues with weight loss, etc - so I would be taking appx 2 hrs to get the baby to feed at that stage, + would have to express. I brought my portable breast pump everywhere with #3 & expressed in public under a blanket, lol. But by baby #3, I also highly valued bonding time with baby at home. So op,dont worry about what anyone else thinks - do what is right for YOU. Dont commit to anything, & if you feel like going out, go! If youd rather stay home and snuggle your baby, do that. You will never get the newborn time back again, it goes so quickly, so spend it doing what YOU want to be doing with your bubba.
    Thankyou, this is good advice I did find with DS really bombarded with people and just wanted to be left alone, and I already can feel this birth will be the same. Although I do appreciate the help from family I sort of feel like I'd just like to be left alone for a few weeks!

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    I was a bit protective, mostly from other children. No kissing and no touching their face was my rule. I thought colostrum basically guarantees they can't get sick for a short window- anyone know about this?

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    DS1, I was very easy going with him. Went out to dinner the first night we brought him home. Went to the shops and passed him around lots. DS2, he was prem and I wouldn't let anyone hold him. It took a few weeks after he came home from the hospital (he was in hospital 7 and a half weeks) before I would take him anywhere and I would only use the baby carrier to protect him from other peoples germs, illnesses etc. He has very good immunity now, so I have become alot more relaxed now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilahh View Post
    I thought colostrum basically guarantees they can't get sick for a short window- anyone know about this?
    No I don't think so. Studies show it does help a little bit but certainly not a guarantee. DS2 got colostrum and 6 weeks of breast milk and still caught my cold at 4 weeks old

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    I'm pretty happy to take them anywhere. I've had my babies in emergency wards through necessity in many occasions. That would probably give the highest risk of illness exposure!

    They might not have had injections, but they do have immunity through breastmilk etc. I find most sick people keep their distance. No need to panic imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilahh View Post
    I thought colostrum basically guarantees they can't get sick for a short window- anyone know about this?
    Interesting question! I found this -

    "Colostrum, the milk mothers produce in the first few days after birth, is especially rich in IgA, just at the time when the newborn is first exposed to the outside world and needs protection from germs and foreign substances entering his body. Colostrum also contains higher amounts of white blood cells and infection-fighting substances than mature milk.

    One of the benefits of breatmilk is that each mother provides custom-designed milk to protect her infant. When a baby is exposed to a new germ, mother’s body manufactures antibodies to that germ. These antibodies show up in her milk and are passed along to her baby. Many a nursing mother can tell the story of the entire family–dad, mom, siblings–coming down with the flu and the nursing baby having the mildest case, or not getting sick at all. When mother comes down with a bug, the best thing she can do for her baby is to keep breastfeeding."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilahh View Post
    I was a bit protective, mostly from other children. No kissing and no touching their face was my rule. I thought colostrum basically guarantees they can't get sick for a short window- anyone know about this?
    Sadly no they can still easily get sick. My friend newborn (fully BF) caught a gastro and had to be hospitalised

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpicyTurtle View Post
    Thankyou, this is good advice I did find with DS really bombarded with people and just wanted to be left alone, and I already can feel this birth will be the same. Although I do appreciate the help from family I sort of feel like I'd just like to be left alone for a few weeks!
    I felt like that too. I'm still not super keen on other people holding him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    Sadly no they can still easily get sick. My friend newborn (fully BF) caught a gastro and had to be hospitalised
    Unfortunately this is right. My DS caught a cold from his big sister and was hospitalized at 3 weeks. He was exclusively breastfed at the time.

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