Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mel | 2007/03/07


Winter blues

Hi there

My first baby will be born in July.
Just wondering if there are any precautions i could take to minimize his chance of getting flu.

Thanking you in advance!

Expert's Reply



Do not be too pessimistic. Your infant will initially be protected by your antibodies and this should last until Winter is over. Breast feeding will also be protective especially the early phases of breast feeding.

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Posted by: Kar | 2007/03/08

Good luck with everything! It is a great time to cuddle up with your precious bundle of joy! My due date was 17 July but ended up having her on the 6 July. Just another tip when bathing baby make sure the room is warm - maybe get a panel heater and put it on for a short while if it is really cold! Enjoy every moment the time goes so quick!

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Posted by: Mel | 2007/03/08

Thanks very much!
My due date is 27 July.
I do plan on breastfeeding so hope all goes well!

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Posted by: Kar | 2007/03/07

My baby was also born in July last year! Just make sure that your baby is warm at all times but not overheating! My baby was bottle fed and she was fine she didn't get the flu at all. Try not to get your baby to close to people that are sick though!
Enjoy! What date is it due?

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