Is a baby cold possible while I haven’t got it yet? My 3 week old baby caught my toddler's cold, but I don't have it yet. I am breastfeeding my baby. Is there anything I can do to help my baby avoid getting a fever or to get better sooner? Would it help if I deliberately caught her cold? Or would any new antibodies in my breastmilk have any effect on my baby at this stage?