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Breast feeding and having throat pain and cold. Is it safe to give mother's milk to baby? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 04-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Pl go ahead with your query
User:Hello Doctor.. my Name is XXXXXXX
User:My wife is having throat pain and cold since this evening...
User:She is on breast-feeding to our 4 months daughter
User:just wanted to check is it safe to give mother's milk to baby during this stage?
Doctor:It is safe
User:oh!! okay... good to know... Thanks.... any precautions?
Doctor:In fact there is a theory that the mother develops few antibodies(Fighter cells) against this virus infection, she will pass on these antibodies to the child so that if the child
Doctor:gets the same virus they will effectively fight
Doctor:Let the mother soothen the throat with salt warm water gargles, lemon and honey water,
Doctor:Let her not cough in front of the child
Doctor:Did you follow?
Doctor:what I said?
User:yesss.... absolutely.
Doctor:Do you have any more queries
User:shall she go for any medicines? or shall we wait for sometime?
Doctor:she can wait if she follows my instruction
Doctor:Let the gargling be 5 times a day
Doctor:Lemon and honey water 3 glasses a day
User:sure Doctor... Will defeniatly follow your instructions..
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Bye for now
User:sure... Thanks for your help.
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