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Old 03-19-2013, 12:19 PM   #2
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Re: I am vomiting and breastfeeding

Milk is made from your blood, not necessarily from what you eat or drink. I am sure your supply dipped a little, but it is totally safe to continue nursing through a stomach bug as long as you aren't taking any meds you can't breastfeed on. By the time you turn up sick, your baby has already been exposed to whatever you have, so there isn't a point in trying to stay away to keep her illness-free. Usually if babies get a stomach bug, when they are nursing, it is much less of an ordeal.

Here's to hoping your lo stays well and you have a speedy recovery.
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