I’m breastfeeding and I have a cold. Can I infect my baby?

Your questions

My name is Alice, and I’m breastfeeding my 3-month-old full-time. I have a severe cold with a cough, congestion and a bit of fever. I was wondering if I can infect my baby and if it’s better to use a different type of milk until I’m better. Thanks for your advice, Alice.


On the contrary Alice. Your milk will help protect your baby from most infections. By breastfeeding your baby, you’re giving it antibodies you produce when in contact with microbial agents. Each time you feed your baby, you give them the best possible natural antibiotics.

That’s why mothers are often “sicker” than their breastfed babies! 😊

I suggest that you take care of yourself, eat and sleep well, drink a lot of water to get over your cold.

 

Marie
The Baby Expert

Discover our videos

Subscribe to a monthly or quarterly package now to access full videos.

Naturopathy, Pregnancy and the Baby

Naturopathy, Pregnancy and the Baby

Pregnant or breastfeeding women can care for certain physical and emotional issues with approved natural or homeopathic products. This also
The Bottle

The Bottle

Would you like to give your baby a bottle but don’t know where to start? Marie meets Sakouna Phouttama, a
Childbirth in a Birthing Center

Childbirth in a Birthing Center

Marie attends the birth of Amy and Greg’s 4th child. The couple chose to give birth in a birthing home.
Birthing room

Birthing room

Delivery rooms in hospitals have changed the way we experience the arrival of a baby. Take a guided tour with

Discover other articles

What is Excessive Noise?

What is Excessive Noise?

To read the previous part, go to Is hearing protection necessary for a baby? It’s a good question. If we take the decibel level that
Defining Postpartum Depression

Defining Postpartum Depression

To learn more about depression after childbirth, go to Postpartum Depression. According to the INSPQ, postpartum depression is defined as mood disorders involving sadness or
Oligohydramnios, or Low Amniotic Fluid Volume

Oligohydramnios, or Low Amniotic Fluid Volume

If you would like to learn more about amniotic fluid, go to Low Amniotic Fluid Volume. Oligohydramnios, or low amniotic fluid volume, is a pregnancy
Can I eat everything when I breastfeed?

Can I eat everything when I breastfeed?

My name is Justine, and I was wondering if there are foods I shouldn’t eat when I breastfeed my baby. Thanks for all your information,

I’m breastfeeding and I have a cold. Can I infect my baby?

Par Mélanie Loubier Temps de lecture: 1 min
0