My baby is sick, he has had a runny nose for a few weeks, one that has been attributed more to teething than anything, but then this weekend that runny nose got worse and it broke my heart. and then i realized yet another reason why i choose to breastfeed and why i am choosing to tandem nurse, that reason… the antibodies. My son obviously has a cold, that i am obviously fighting (or i’d be sick to) so my immune system is obviously putting off antibodies. what a huge benefit to my son! he can get my antibodies from nursing and that will make him feel better physically and emotionally! and that makes me feel better! I can’t imagine not offering that to him!