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Chickenpox and Newborn

(10 Posts)
katzguk Sun 26-Jun-05 20:30:17

My DD is three weeks old and has come in very close contact with chickenpox, she is breastfed and i'm immune (had blood tests when pregnant). reading on NHS direct chickenpox in a new born can be very serious. Should i phone midwife for advice?

kid Sun 26-Jun-05 20:31:02

yes, just to be on the safe side.

lou33 Sun 26-Jun-05 20:32:20

won't do any harm to call them

one of mine had cp at 10 weeks, think it was dd2

HappyMumof2 Sun 26-Jun-05 20:53:02

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Lonelymum Sun 26-Jun-05 21:00:45

I would have thought she had your immunity through your breast milk, but by all means seek reassurance of this fact.

lockets Sun 26-Jun-05 21:02:39

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lou33 Sun 26-Jun-05 21:20:45

i bf dd2 lockets, and she still got cp, even tho i had it as a kid

lockets Sun 26-Jun-05 21:24:39

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wendymb Mon 27-Jun-05 22:16:27

Just to make you aware I had chickenpox at 10 weeks old therefore mum let me play with friends with chickenpox thinking I would not catch it again. How wrong!! If you get it very young you do not get the fully immunity and can catch it again. I have the scares to prove it!!

NotQuiteCockney Mon 27-Jun-05 22:21:59

A friend's DS2 got it at 8 weeks or something. He just got a couple of spots, and that was it. He was BF and she was immune. So even if she does get it, she'll probably be ok.

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