08-13-2011, 10:57 PM
Join Date: May 2007
It isn't just breastfed babies - babies and small children are very unlikely to contract strep throat (my sister is a pediatrician and she explained it to me once - but I can't remember the reasons now - LOL ) Like kids under 3 it is almost unheard of.
Originally Posted by Merilwen
He is 6 weeks, and was only breastfed. I did not have a stash ready so we had to supplement formula for a few of his feedings yesterday and today.
I am on amoxicillin, which the doc said would only cause a bit of diarrhea in ds
I probably will just go back to breastfeeding, wear a mask if I get paranoid.
So I wouldn't sweat it.
Now my personal story - When my baby was 8 months old - I got strep throat. It HURT so bad. I was treated and then like weeks later my baby was sick with something that they happened to take blood work for - guess what!!! She had strep too. It wasn't my regular pedi. The next time I saw her I told her the story and she wrinkled her nose up and looked it up on the computer. She was like, "no way - that is crazy".
I guess my point is that it is rare, and for me we never even noticed it with her (when she did actually have it).
Julie - SAHM to Daniel
11/06 - 34 weeks, Elizabeth Anne 5/08 - 35 weeks
Katie Marie - 3/10 - 36 weeks, 6 days