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Do you think it would help? MomNextDoor 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8351 posts
Mar 18th '13

My 4 1/2 year old was diagnosed with the Flu last Monday. We started him on Tamiflu and the medicine is gone now, but he still has some lingering symptoms. I'm EBF my daughter... do you think it would help him get better faster if I gave him some breast milk? The thought just occurred to me, and I wish I would have thought of it sooner. I went ahead and gave him a cup, because I figure it can't hurt to try. But I'm curious if it will actually work for him, too, when he's sick!

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
Mar 18th '13

It will more than likely help.

Smash Fins ; 2 kids; Denver, Colorado 1479 posts
Mar 18th '13

That's a great idea... From what I understand the breast milk it designed specifically as antibodies.



Please try it and let me know.

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
Mar 18th '13

I would think it would help - breast milk is EXTREMELY powerful for fighting illness!

MomNextDoor 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8351 posts
Mar 18th '13

He kinda looked at me like -- :? -- when I gave it to him.. haha. But he drank it and shrugged and goes "Hm. Yep. Tastes like milk." Lol.

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
Mar 18th '13
Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:" He kinda looked at me like -- :? -- when I gave it to him.. haha. But he drank it and shrugged and goes "Hm. Yep. Tastes like milk." Lol."

lmao!!!!

user banned Due November 26; 1 child; Parkersburg, West Virginia 9548 posts
Mar 18th '13
Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:" My 4 1/2 year old was diagnosed with the Flu last Monday. We started him on Tamiflu and the medicine ... [snip!] ... gave him a cup, because I figure it can't hurt to try. But I'm curious if it will actually work for him, too, when he's sick!"


if you were ever exposed to that strain or sick with it b4 then yes you have like a vaxine for it in your milk!