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will my 6 week old be immune from chicken pox?

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scratchandsniff Wed 13-May-15 09:02:41

2.5 year old DC1 has broken out with chicken pox. I also have a 6 week old DC2. Is the baby likely to get it or will he still have immunity from me? I am exclusively breast feeding, not sure if that gives some immunity too. I know its best to get it out of the way but I'd rather he didn't have it at 6 weeks old.

Mitzi50 Wed 13-May-15 09:15:47

DD got chicken pox while I was bf (she was 5 mths old though). I am not sure if it's connected but it was an extremely mild case with very few spots.

Hope DC are ok.

ragged Wed 13-May-15 09:31:50

Well, the good news is baby probably won't get it until 8 weeks old.
I've known a few had it at that age, you'll just have to see.

Ktmummy1 Wed 13-May-15 10:53:48

My little boy has just had it at 12 weeks old. moderate case but he coped well with it. I only breast fed for the first week though so may be it will be different if ebf?

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