Question by  SillyZilly (64)

Should I be concerned if I have a fever and am breastfeeding?

I am breastfeeding and have a fever.


Answer by  jessyjuan (290)

You should see your physician to see what is causing the fever. On the other hand, a fever means your anti-bodies are kicking in to fight something, which means you are passing those anti-bodies to your baby. Your baby should benefit from this.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

If you have a fever, you should not be breastfeeding. Infections can be spread by bodily fluids, including breast milk. If you have a fever, give your child formula or milk until you are healthy again. You can pump to keep up your milk production for the next few days.


Answer by  flamiss22 (5081)

Yes you should be concerned. Remember whatever is in your body is eventually passed down to your baby when you breastfeed. With a fever you may have harmful viruses than can damage tne baby's immune system if it become infected. They are too young to fight off any bacteria.


Answer by  Manda (1103)

If you are breast feeding and you have a fever, it is fine. You can still continue breast feeding your baby. If you are really concerned, you can use formula for a few days till your fever goes away, but again, it shouldn't be a problem.

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