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30/07/2007 at 08:17

My partner has a really nasty case of the runs and were not sure whether its food poisoning. If i ended up catching it would i still be able to breastfeed my 16 week old son?
Obviously i am trying to not get it and hope that little andrew does not get it either.

03/08/2007 at 17:28
hi ellen, yes you should be fine, you will prob feel even worse if you do get his virus but it shouldnt affect your little man, if it did it would only be very very mild and nothing to worry about. hope this helps xxx
04/08/2007 at 06:25
thanks for your help karen!
04/08/2007 at 10:25
no problem take care xxxx
06/08/2007 at 17:32
Hi Ellen,
I was ill last week with a temp of over 100 and felt really crap - it was just a virus. but i carried on breastfeeding 8-week old Anna throughout and she was fine. our milk is so full of antibodies and good stuff that i think it must protect them.
hope you are all well!

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