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Can i pass the stomach bug through my breast milk?

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Dr. Jason Perkel
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: Don't worry, you cannot pass this through the breast milk. Feel better!
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 39 years experience
No: Continue to nurse as usual, remember all the antibodies that are in breast milk and that help the infant build his own immune system. Take extra precautions in keeping mom very well hydrated and pay special attention to good hand washing. If there is any concern this might not be just a simple "bug" consult your doctor asap.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
No: Strict hand washing with soap and water or with hand sanitizer especially before each breast feeding would be suffice.

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