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A 30-year-old female asked:

Hi dr. i tested positive for covid before i gave birth 14th january. i then gave birth on the 16th january at 36weeks. i was in quarantine and baby was in hospital until the 29th january when he was discharged.can i breastfeed my baby? is it safe?

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Dr. Neil McLeod
Prosthodontics 50 years experience
Yes Breastfeed: That fact that you are now immune to Covid 19 because you were exposed and recovered, is no reason not to breastfeed your baby. Go ahead, and don't worry about contaminating. Best wishes and congratulations.

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