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Food Poisoning While Breastfeeding: How to Handle It?

What Is Food Poisoning and What to Do with Food Poisoning While Breastfeeding?

Food poisoning, also known as foodborne illness, occurs when you eat toxic, spoiled, or contaminated food. It is not an uncommon health issue that affects many people. Depending on the underlying causes, there are many possible symptoms, such as diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, headaches, weakness, mild fever, loss of appetite, or abdominal cramps. These problems may last for a few hours up to a few weeks. It is important to visit a healthcare provider as soon as you notice these signs. [1]

Food poisoning can be uncomfortable, especially when you are breastfeeding. Healthcare experts believe that it is not necessary to stop breastfeeding your baby when you experience this health issue. In fact, it is actually recommended to keep breastfeeding, even more frequently. At the same time, you should increase the fluid intake. This can help protect your little one from having the disease as well. In addition, it is a great way to rehydrate when the baby is experiencing diarrhea. [2]