Both my kids have been exclusively BF to 6 months. DS was BF to 12 months, and DD is only 7 months. DS rarely gets sick. He's been in daycare since 15 months and there's been a slight increase in sickness since then.
DD is sick all the time. She's exposed to many more germy kids than DS was at the same age. And maybe she's just a more sickly person.
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30-06-2013 09:42 #31
30-06-2013 09:47 #32
(Oh, I think you're fab too )
30-06-2013 09:58 #33
Get a room, you two!
30-06-2013 10:19 #34
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30-06-2013 12:01 #36
My DD is 8 weeks and exclusively breastfed. I'm sick at the moment and she has got a very mild version of it. She's been around a lot of sick people but this is the first time shes been sick and I assume it's because I'm sick this time, where previously I've been immune to the bugs of the people she was exposed to.
30-06-2013 12:16 #37
I think some kids just get sick more than others. DD1 got every sniffle and vomiting bug going around, DD2 has had 2 colds and that is it in her 16m of life. They were both breastfed (dd2 still is), they both started Childcare at 11months - I just think it is the luck if the draw as long as hygiene and diet is good there isn't much else you can do.
30-06-2013 15:38 #38
Wow that's outrageous! And scary that a medical professional thinks like that!
30-06-2013 15:59 #39
There would be benefits to breastfeeding of course, but I think there are many other environmental factors that come into play as well. The fact that my child was in childcare would have left her more susceptible regardless of feeding method but she was vaccinated according to schedule which would have helped her and she was also living in a clean environment and attending a high quality childcare centre which all would have been things to consider, not only feeding method.
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All three of my breast fed sons had rsv once each and several bouts of bronchitis each and meanwhile my bottle fed dd never had either.
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