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Breastfeeding While Sick

Exley was sick all day yesterday. It was so sad to see him throwing up, getting so thirsty and not be able to keep even a tiny sip of water down. He of course didn’t understand it when I tried to explain that he needed to give his stomach a rest. He was just so thirsty he wanted to drink the water! Then it just came back out. He didn’t breastfeed much yesterday. Today he is feeling better. Eating and drinking and nursing more. And having an impromptu boob nap. It is safe to breastfeed your child when they are sick (and when you are sick). Your breastmilk provides them important antibodies to fight the illness.

Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder, breastfeeding son to sleep.