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Should I be breastfeeding my baby if I'm sick?

1. I'm running a low grade fever and think I'm getting a cold that my daughter's friend brought with her when they came to visit this week. I can continue to nurse my 7 week old right? My mother (who didn't breastfeed) is telling me my milk is no good while I'm sick. 2. Also, I let her give her a 4 oz bottle while I pumped and she said THAT wasn't enough, so I let her give her two more ounces. How much should she be getting when I have to give a bottle (I just got 12 oz total from both breasts but usually just feed from one side and it's been over four hours since I nursed AND I was engorged on one side because I've been pumping it since the nipple has been very sore).

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