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A 31-year-old female asked:

I got urinary tract infection.im breastfeeding my baby 1year old.will that infect my baby? what cure should i take?thankyou in advance

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: What a great question! No, your UTI will not infect.the baby. There are several prescription antibiotics we use to treat uti. Cotrimoxasole is one. You should have a urine culture and evaluation to be sure we are treating with the appropriate antibiotic. Keep breastfeeding through this. Congrats on doing such a wonderful thing for your baby!
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