Can I breastfeed if my mother has a cold?
Many young mothers, and their close relatives feel that if a nursing woman is sick, the baby should be immediately weaned and accustomed to the mixtures. It is believed that the child will catch a cold, and milk will burn; – Frankly spoiled. Pediatricians, this opinion was refuted.
When the disease is developed, the mother produces antibodies that fight the virus. With the mother’s milk, the child receives fragments of a neutralized virus and antibodies – this helps to strengthen his immunity: the baby’s body begins to develop its own protective reaction against viral diseases. If you transfer the baby for a while to the mixture, then he can really get infected from his mother, and his body will have to fight the virus on his own, without the support of antibodies.
With milk also nothing will happen and at the highest temperature at mum. It will not deteriorate, it will not become sour, it will not become harmful to a baby. But to express milk and boil – it is useless, with milk in this case will not give the child anything useful. Moms were ill at all times – nothing happened to mankind for thousands of years due to spoiled breast milk. Excommunicate the child is required only in rare cases, to which the virus diseases do not apply.