BREASTFEEDING AND ILLNESS

Posted on January 10, 2018. Filed under: Breastfeeding multiplies, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , |

Many Moms ask if they need to pump and dump when either one baby, more or Mom herself is ill.  Breast milk is an amazing substance.  It changes to meet the needs of all babies, as it creates the antibodies needed by the babies.  THERE IS NO NEED TO PUMP AND DUMP.   As they share the same breasts, you have all be exposed to the same germs.  Just keep feeding your babies as you usually do.  Your milk will make its magic and your babies and supply will benefit from the continued feeding.  If you feel better about it though, it wouldn’t hurt to wipe your breast between feeds with a soft washcloth and warm water.  No soap or wipes as any residue may find itself in baby’s mouth.

 

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