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Ever since the lockdown has imposed, my seven-month-baby old baby and I have never stepped out, unless it was for her vaccination. I always made sure her toys and baby accessories are sanitised regularly; we wore N95 masks whenever we stepped out of the house. But, due to unfortunate events in the family, we had to face the deadly corona.
A month ago, my father-in-law had a massive heart attack; he was advised to get his bypass operation done immediately. Due to unavailability of beds, we had no other option, rather get him admitted in a well-known hospital, but it had COVID patients too. His surgery was successful, but he somehow got the virus from there, and it spread among the family members, including my 7-month-old baby.
Initially, when we got our tests done, all 4 members in the family tested COVID positive, and my baby was negative. That was such a sigh of relief for me, so I left her at my mom’s place. Even though I was Asymptomatic, I got myself admitted to the hospital so that I can get back to my baby soon. But after 5 days, when I tested my baby again, she turned out to be positive with very mild symptoms like cough and stuffy nose. My whole world went upside down, hearing she was positive.
Thankfully, I was discharged on the very same day of her being sick. I was advised to keep the baby with me and breastfeed her wearing masks and gloves. Oral and nasal drops were also recommended. She was completely fine within 3 days. When we consulted her paediatrician on a video chat, she was completely active and fine. We all have recovered well by God’s grace.
From the day she was born, I have only breastfed my baby for 6 months. I think that was the only reason she recovered soon. My advice to all the new and breastfeeding mothers is – do not hesitate to breastfeed your babies; that’s the only way they can fight not just corona but other fatal diseases, too. It boosts their immune system. We have the medicine within us, so breastfeeding is a must for our babies.
Stay safe and healthy, everyone!
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