Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Flu Family

Everyone is sick in my family - well, almost everyone, and if they're not sick now, they're coming down with it. Poor Nati is even getting the flu, I'm afraid. I have a feeling we're heading to the doctor tomorrow. *sigh*


Formula For Orphans said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm sorry to hear that your family is so sick! Did you know that you can still nurse when you and Nati are both sick? People will tell you that you have to give her formula, but it's necessary to keep breastfeeding.

Did you know that any germ that you are exposed to, antibodies for that very germ are in your breastmilk 4 hours after being initally exposed? Nati needs those antibodies more than anything to help recover faster.

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i'm keeping up nursing for that reason. A few people have tried to tell me to feed her frozen expressed milk so I can take antibiotics, but then she wont get the benefits of the anitbodies - so no thanks!!!

She has a very low grade fever tonight. I may call Dr. Punger tomorrow for an appt. I think I'm going to switch to her for Nati's care.

Formula For Orphans said... Best Blogger Tips

I hope your family is feeling better. Take care!!!