DS (23 months) has them. The first spots appeared on Monday just gone - the day I gave borth to my second DS!
DS1 has been shipped of to his grandparents until he isn't contagious anymore. I miss him terribly and feel like and awful mother. I know we have to wait until they've all scabbed over, and a lot of them have but he's still getting a couple of new ones each day. Anyone know when this should stop?
I think they take a few days to scab over from when they first appear. My DS was ten days but I think this is the worst case. Why have you sent him away? Your baby will be protected from Chicken pox if you've had it.
Breastfeeding doesnt help with chicken pox immunity, but your newborn should have some protection from chicken pox if you have had it. Standard advice is that you are no longer contagious either when the last spot has scabbed, or 5 days after the chicken pox starts.