A 29-year-old female asked:
What precautions can i take if i have a cold sore and am nursing and looking after my 1.5 month old infant? worried she will catch it from me :(
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Pediatrics 26 years experience
2.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Cold Sore-: There is no contraindication to breast feeding if you have a cold sore. It may rather help the baby to get immunity from you through breast milk. Just maintain personal hygiene, cover the sore on your lip or face with petrolatum jelly or similar, clean yourself, wash hands before nursing.
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Last updated Dec 24, 2017
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