Letter:

Chickenpox and Breastfeeding


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Age:
3 mo.
Chickenpox and Breastfeeding
Hi Helen

Unfortunately, I have caught the herpes zoster virus and I have understood that there is a risk that I pass on the chickenpox virus to my three months old son, who is fully breastfed. Is it possible to pass on the virus to my son or is a breastfed baby protected?

Regards from a concerned mother


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