I'm sick, do I have to wean my baby?

Most likely not.  There are very few medical conditions which would require a mother to wean her child.  Many mothers worry that they will need to wean if they get a cold or the flu. This is not true.  It is important to continue nursing so your baby gets the antibodies you are making in response to the cold or flu. To help protect your baby: wash your hands frequently and avoid coughing near your baby.

To encourage, promote and provide breastfeeding, chest feeding and human milk feeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society