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3 month old having persisting cough and phlegm. Is it due to breast milk?

My 3mth old baby is having cough n phlegm fr more than a mth then just last week he had fever n the doc prescribed antibiotic fr him this normal fr him to have chest phlegm this long ? Is my breast milk causing him to fall sick cos im working so I pump my milk n keep in d fridge my mom Will warm it n feed him? Or I m eating something cooling tht causing him to get more phlegm?
Asked On : Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
I can understand your concern.
Get some blood tests done along with a chest X ray if your baby is really coughing for such a long period.
Otherwise judicial use of nasal drops and ambroxol drops should do the job.
Breast milk has no relation to the disease.It is protective.
Breast milk is stable at room temperature for 6-8 hrs and if refrigerated it is stable for 24 hrs.
Cold stored milk should be warmed at room temperature and NEVER be BOILED OR HEATED.
Your diet has no effect on your child's health.
Consult your doctor if the problem persists.
If you have any further queries you are free to consult me.
Hope this answers your query.
Wishing a speedy recovery.
Have a nice day.
Answered: Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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