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Immunity question

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lulu2 Fri 26-Apr-13 23:34:20

What are the chances that if I had measles as a child my dd will have immunity to it?

vertex Sat 27-Apr-13 01:47:56

Slim and then only for the first few months whilst being breastfed and absorbing the antibodies in your milk.

She needs the MMR jab

bumbleymummy Sun 28-Apr-13 18:54:31

Antibodies are passed through the placenta but immunity does start to wane after a few months. The reason the MMR isn't given until a year old is because maternal antibodies can interfere with the immune response. How old is your dd?

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