I've read quite a bit about women making antibodies against envoirnmental viruses, infections etc...This transfers through her milk and defends her baby against these things. My daughter is 4 months old now. My two year old son is on his second cold virus since her birth. The first cold was when she was around 2 months old. I didn't have any symptoms myself but she develop a very small sniffle. (she is completely breastfed). The second cold has just happened. My son of course breaks out with all the sniffles, cough, and runny eyes. This time I have taken the cold myself, my daughter is now four months old and she has got some sniffles and other than that seems perfectly fine. I believe her amazing immunity compared to my son is what my breastmilk is contracting to her.
This may seem a bit strange of a question but let me know what you gals think! My son is two years old and of course weaned. I'm wondering if I know he is exhibiting signs of a cold and I am already making antibodies agasint them if I should pump a little milk and hide it in his milk throughout the days of his cold? Do you think this could boost his immunity towards the cold he has contracted?