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I have food poisoning and am wondering if I should stop breastfeeding until I get better. I am concerned the bug will be in my breast milk.

Not a fun illness! But, if you have food poisoning, breastfeeding should continue in most cases. Of course see your doctor for a proper diagnosis to make sure. As long as the symptoms are confined to the gastrointestinal tract (vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach cramps), breastfeeding should continue without interruption as there should be no risk to the baby. The majority of food poisoning is confined to the GI system and won’t affect breastfeeding. Feel better!

 

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