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A 19-year-old female asked:

im on my period & i breastfeed my 6 month old. well somehow period blood got on my breasts.yes gross but is my daughter in any danger from this?can she get sick

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
No: Congratulations for breastfeeding to six months! You and your baby form a personal ecosystem, so a little blood will not likely expose her to anything she hasn't already seen. Kudos for breastfeeding, also a great way to protect her from infection.

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A 19-year-old female asked:

Im on my period & i breastfeed my 6 month old. Well somehow period blood got on my breasts.Yes I know gross but is my daughter in any danger from this?Can she get sick

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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