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Shingles and newborns

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pinkwellyboots Mon 20-Jul-09 21:33:18

A friend of mine has just been diagnosed with shingles - she has a 5 day old baby and is breastfeeding. Anyone have any information for me to tell her as she is very worried.

LIZS Tue 21-Jul-09 10:13:35

What is she worried about ? You can't catch chickenpox from shingles with out direct contact with rash and hopefully breastfeeding will give some protection if baby does . what does her mw say ?

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