DS got sick a LOT for the first two years. Quite badly too with lots of bad chest infections/bronchiolotis, asthma, seriously bad viruses. I used to lay with him all night long just to hear him breath ( wheeze) He was BF exclusively only 4 months. I don't think it has anything to do with not being BF tbh.
By his third winter he was heaps stronger and barely got sick - yet to see how this winter goes and praying he's the same. So maybe those two years of absolute hell did him wonders.
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18-04-2013 22:55 #21
18-04-2013 22:56 #22
DS was breast feed for two weeks got sick at 7weeks & was/is getting constantly sick still & he's 3.5yrs now.
DD breast feed for 2-3days & has not gotten sick yet sept for a 24hr bug and she is 8months.
18-04-2013 22:58 #23
Maybe once or twice a year, dd1 was only breastfeed 5 days dd2 was close to 9 months
18-04-2013 23:10 #24
DD1 had a very healthy first 12 months. She never caught a cold or virus until after her 1st birthday. She had a shocking year last year with head colds and multiple ear infections when she started 3 yo kindy which was also when DD2 was born. Poor DD2 has had about 4-5 colds and one resulted in a terrible cough afterwards that lasted about a week. We all caught that one!
Now DD2 is 12 months and has a rotten head cold right now, so she's definitely been more sickly.
DD1 was breast fed for 17 months, DD2 is almost 13 months and still breast fed.
18-04-2013 23:23 #25
DS was breastfed for 3y10m and he gets a few colds a year (he's 6). Before he started 3 year old kinder he rarely got sick at all, but once he was exposed to all those new bugs he did start to pick up minor colds. It did seem to protect his gastrointestinal system though as in his 6 years he's had gastro only 3 times.
DD is 18 months, she was breastfed for 15 months. She goes to full time daycare (I work F/T), and has only had two days off sick (consecutive days for the same illness, the flu, which the whole family got). Apart from that, she's never had gastro and has only had a handful of common colds.
18-04-2013 23:24 #26
DD is 19months and has had 4 colds that lasted about 3 days and gastro over the new year. Never had ear infection or been put on anti biotics, rearly sick! Bf for 3 weeks but mix feeding with formula. Started daycare about 2 months ago and is yet to come home with a bug? Finger crossed stays that way !!!
18-04-2013 23:31 #27
DS who only had 3 feeds of breast milk then was on formula has had a few colds in his life and 1 gastro bug he's 4 in July
DD was breast fed for 3months then formula is and has always been sick colds gastro reoccurring bronchitis monthly ear infections conjunctivitus you name it shes more then likely had it she gets anything an everything that's going around.
So with mine the kid who was breast fe longer is a hell of alt more sicker then the kid who wasn't
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19-04-2013 04:26 #28
I have fed/feeding 6 bubs. They all have different tolerance for sickness. Some rarely get sick and other get a cold every year and takes weeks/ months to get over it.
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19-04-2013 08:13 #29
DS was breastfed til 8months. He used to get croup every winter til he was about 4-5yrs old. Otherwise, he rarely gets sick. I think he's vomited 3 times in his 7years. He's never had gastro. He complains of constipation every now and than- maybe once every 6months or so. He bumps his head more often than he gets sick. I think in the last 12months- I've been called to the school twice for a head injury and 0 times for actual illness.
19-04-2013 08:34 #30
My daughter is almost 3 and seems to have an amazing immune system. She very rarely gets sick even when all the other kids at daycare are sick, only thing she caught a few times was conjunctivitis. She was BF till very recently, but I don't think that has much to do with it as I know some BF bubs who are always sick.
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