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Does breast milk gives immense immunity to babies? My sisters son is 12 weeks old (6 weeks premature), her in-laws have got cold, cough and fever, and still they are always around the baby, playing with him and holding him. Is he immuned from catching cold, cough or fever from them. Please tell me what my sis should do?



Breast milk does give strength to fight against infections like cough and cold but it is always better to avoid your baby getting close to people who are suffering from the same.

Breast milk provides better immunity but when it comes to hygiene precautions need to be taken when being around sick people

Premature infants are born with compromised immunity. It would be best to feed breast milk to the baby. It would be good to practice hygenic practices around the baby as even for a normal term baby the immune system is immature and develops as the infant grows.


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