Successful Breastfeeding Blog
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2/21/2020 0 Comments
This is an umbrella word for a ton of different illnesses, anything from your basic cold to croup to bronchiolitis and pneumonia a lot in between. Upper respiratory symptoms can include coughing, sneezing, draining from the nose and/or eyes. Lower respiratory symptoms can be chest congestion, coughing, wheezing, belly pain, and fever. They can be scary and labor intensive for parents.
There’s not much worse than holding your baby while they cough and cry. But when is it “just a virus” and when might they need medical attention? Here are some basics for every baby.
RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS IN A BREASTFED BABY
Sick babies are never a good time, and experiencing your first fever can be really scary. Always, if you EVER have a gut feeling something is just not right, it’s better to be safe and get baby checked out. Sometimes the peace of mind is worth the copay, and things can change quickly in little ones. But hopefully these tips will help you care for your breastfed baby so you can handle their fevers with confidence.
Kelly Maher, CLC, CLE
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