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"A woman breastfeeding a one month old baby is contaminated with chicken pox... is there any possibility for the child to be affected with virus and what is ur advice 4 her "

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    A 23 years year old male asked:
    10 months ago
    A woman breastfeeding a one month old baby is contaminated with chicken pox... is there any possibility for the child to be affected with virus and what is ur advice 4 her
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    10 months ago
    Yes there is. Although it has not been reported to be transmitted through breast milk. Minimal contact should be ensured between the mother and her infant as she can infect the baby through personal contact. Breast milk can be expectorated through breast pump into feeding bottles for the baby during this time. High level of hygiene should also be maintained during this period.
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