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Temperature and breastfeeding

Do I need to stop breastfeeding at a temperature?

Temperature and breastfeeding is certainlyvery seriously. The prohibition of breastfeeding with increasing temperature may occur temporarily or permanently. For example, in the case of purulent mastitis, lactation must be temporarily stopped, because with the breast milk, pathogenic microorganisms will enter the baby's body. During lactostasis, breastfeeding is required to continue, and it is necessary to give more precisely the affected chest, this will help not pass lactostasis into mastitis.

Some diseases that are caused byBacteria, require treatment with antibiotics. In this case, it is better to take the baby from the breast for 5-7 days and transfer it to artificial feeding. During the course of treatment it is worth decanting 6-7 times a day, in order to preserve lactation. Then after the course of antibiotic therapy is over, you can continue breastfeeding.

When the rise in body temperature is the resultARVI, lactation is recommended to continue, because in the body of the mother is the production of antibodies, which, along with breast milk, enter the baby's body and protect it from this viral infection. In the case of weaning from the breast during such a period the probability of the disease in the child is greater than with the continuation of breastfeeding.
You do not need to boil breast milk, becauseDuring this time, protective factors are destroyed. Treatment of such infection is carried out with drugs that can be taken with breastfeeding. In general, prescribe homeopathic medicines, as well as phytotherapy.

When and how to lower the temperature?

A high temperature, that is, one that is higher38.5 degrees, can be lowered with paracetamol or drugs that contain it, you can not use aspirin. The temperature to 38.5 degrees is not recommended to lower, as with increased temperature in the body is the production of interferon - an antiviral substance.

If you can not do without medication, you needChoose those that have less influence on the child's body. Medication should be taken during or immediately after being breastfeeded, in order to avoid the period of their greatest concentration in milk.

Why not stop lactation when the temperature rises?

Stopping the natural emptying of the breast canLead to a greater temperature increase. Also, stopping breastfeeding can lead to lactostasis, which will only worsen the condition of the mother. It is worth noting that lactation at a temperature does not change, the milk will not become bitter, it will not sour and not curl up, as is often heard from those who do not know, but likes to give advice.

When treating viral infections is quite enoughReceiving symptomatic treatment that does not affect the process of breastfeeding. Treatment with drugs from the common cold, the use of drugs for inhalation, and gargling - this can be done during breastfeeding at elevated temperature.


In order to cure diseases thatAre caused by pathogenic microorganisms, for example, mastitis, tonsillitis, pneumonia and others, it is required to take antibacterial drugs, as well as antibiotics compatible with lactation. There are a lot of these drugs, they are different antibiotics of penicillin. Strictly contraindicated are antibiotics that affect bone growth or hematopoiesis. Such antibiotics can be replaced with safer drugs that are not contraindicated in breastfeeding.

In any case, to cure infectious diseases, it is necessary to choose preparations compatible with lactation, for example, treatment with various herbs, homeopathic preparations.
For this you need to consult a specialist.

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